There can be various reasons that cause your baby’s cough, including respiratory virus, croup, common cold, allergies or a whooping cough. You can surely recommend a doctor in this case, but in the meantime, you can use various remedies to help in relieving his cough at home.
Make his environment more comfortable to reduce your baby’s cough. Put some cool mist vaporiser in his room to set moisture into the air and reduce his congestion. Make his environment comfortable can reduce your baby’s cough so keep away from triggers that can make his cough worse such as smoke, pets, and air freshener.
Kids Health states that breathing in steam can help the baby to breathe easier and reduce his cough so for that you can turn on the hot water in the shower and close the door of your bathroom to allow. Sit there for about 20 minutes with your baby when the room is filled with steam. To help pass the time you can play quietly with a toy or try reading a book for him.
You can relieve your baby’s insistent cough by helping him to remove the mucus causing congestion. Healthy Children acclaims that you can lay his face down across your knees and slightly tap the middle of his back. You can also sit him up on your lap and lean him forward while gently tapping his back. This will help him to effectively cough up the mucus that is making him sick.
Honey is considered as a soothing element for the throat that’s sore from coughing; honey should not be given to babies under the age of 1 year. Baby center states that many cold and cough medication are dangerous and ineffective for babies, so always ask your doctor about cough remedies.
Baby center states that you should immediately consult a doctor if he has a fever, seem to have trouble in wheezing or breathing. And if your baby is 3 months of age whose a cough is not improving then call a doctor for him.