10 Ways to Soothe a Sick Baby

Baby is under the weather, and all you want is for him to feel better — stat! Try these mom-recommended tricks for making baby more comfy while he’s on the mend.
ByLeah Rocketto
Updated
Mar 2017
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"When my son’s feeling really bad, he likes to cuddle and have his back rubbed until the Motrin kicks in.” — LDriscoll

“Steam from a shower does the trick.” — AKay

“Eucalyptus aromatherapy oil has always worked wonders!” — SQusic
 
“Swaddling is my go-to solution. That, combined with lots of skin-on-skin contact, really calms my daughter.” — KThomas

“I make sure to suck the snot out of baby’s nose. It works.” — TDoby

“Lots of rocking and singing. I always modify the words to lullabies to make it more personal. That always makes her smile.” — MChiaradio

“If he has a fever, a tepid bath, popsicles and cold liquids help a lot. In general, I lie with him on my chest and rub his back while he sucks on a pacifier.” — HShott

“A good humidifier is key.” — DGoldman

“If she’s congested and can’t breathe, I hold her upright to help the airflow. Also, I find myself saying yes to more. Popsicle at 10 a.m.? Sure! I’m a total softie when it comes to sick kids!” — SGuyton

“A vapor bath followed by a saline rinse. And lots of cuddles.” — CPoland

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