One of the many, many things that can cause your baby to be awake at night is a cold. A stuffy nose, a sore throat and a headache are all things that no adult or child enjoys, and they’re certainly not things your baby enjoys. Unfortunately, many of the medications available for purchase that can help your baby feel better will also cause him to be awake at night.
The good news is that there are a number of different ways that you can treat your baby’s cold naturally. You can start finding these kinds of treatments by looking online. If you’d rather browse through a retail location and actually handle products, you can visit a local health food store. The advantage to purchasing natural treatments for your baby’s cold is that you don’t have to be an expert in herbs or in nutrition to use them. You simply follow the manufacturer’s use and dosage instructions.
Some babies will respond right away to natural cold remedies, while other babies may have a harder time of it. You might find yourself in a situation where you need to try a number of different cold remedies for your baby before you can actually find one that works well for her.
You also need to consider that natural cold treatments, like most natural and herbal treatments aren’t regulated by the FDA. What this means is that their claims of effectiveness and their safety haven’t particularly been tested by the FDA the way that cold medications have been. It also means that the manufacturing process wasn’t overseen, which means that the product can sometimes be inconsistent in its composition.
Before you try to cure your baby’s cold naturally for the first time, you should talk to your baby’s health care provider. You want to be certain that none of the things in the herbal remedy are harmful to your baby. YOu can also discuss other treatments and techniques to help your little one fight off this particular cold.