12 Home Remedies To Relieve Your Baby Of A Cold

Flood With Fluids

If your baby is older than 6 months, give your baby lots of fluids. Fruit juices, water, and popsicles are options that will help the body thin the secretions in the lungs and the nose. Children with a fever are prone to dehydration, so lots of fluids is important to prevent this.

Chicken Soup

Babies can benefit from the healing properties of chicken noodle soup as well as adults do. Separate the meat and noodles from the broth and serve the lukewarm broth to the baby. Other warm liquids such as apple juice are soothing as well.

Elevate the Head

Being held upright or elevating the head can help babies breathe better. Children older than 12 months can have a pillow propped beneath the mattress to elevate the head. Letting the baby lay upright in a carseat is another option.