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Chest Congestion Ashley Rangel 2 kids; Rio Rancho, New Mexico 64 posts
4th Jan '09

Anyone know what to do when your baby is congested? He's 5 months old and weezing and I can feel it through his chest. He's coughed a couple of times and got some of the flemmy substance out. He's not crying, but it's worrying me...he's playing like a normal baby. Just a 1st time mom and need some advice. Thanks

Meep California 18611 posts
4th Jan '09

Do you have a humidifier? That would help or just boiling water in a pan if you don't have one.

Mommy to Jacoby 1 child; Lincoln, Nebraska 766 posts
4th Jan '09

I'm no help but I'm going to watch. Jacoby has the same thing.

Ashley Rangel 2 kids; Rio Rancho, New Mexico 64 posts
4th Jan '09

Thank u! No I don't have one, but I'm going to buy one today...they're good to have anyways. That should loosen everything up right?

Meep California 18611 posts
4th Jan '09
Quoting BabyRangel08:
Ashley Rangel 2 kids; Rio Rancho, New Mexico 64 posts
4th Jan '09

Do u think he would be fine if he went back to sleep for a while?

Meep California 18611 posts
4th Jan '09
Quoting BabyRangel08:
Ashley Rangel 2 kids; Rio Rancho, New Mexico 64 posts
4th Jan '09
Quoting Meep:
angelicamm 2 kids; San Antonio, Texas 428 posts
4th Jan '09

i would take him to the doc as soon as you can....my baby had coughing, wheezing, and congestion and he ended up having bronchialitis. I was given a nebulizer to give him albuterol breathing treatments. you can never be to sure with babies....better safe than sorry, its also symptoms of rsv if the baby was preemie or just has weakened immunities.i would not suggest trying to make him hot while he sleeps, thats a sids danger. just put him in a car seat or bouncy seat or anything that will keep him elevated. this will make his breathing easier. i am currently going through this same thing with my 5 1/2 month old too! :!:
good luck!

Ashley Rangel 2 kids; Rio Rancho, New Mexico 64 posts
4th Jan '09
Quoting angelicamm:
angelicamm 2 kids; San Antonio, Texas 428 posts
7th Jan '09
Quoting Vincent's Mama:
Ashley Rangel 2 kids; Rio Rancho, New Mexico 64 posts
8th Jan '09
Quoting angelicamm:
babyIsaac♥ Due October 28 (boy); 1 child; South Carolina 124 posts
10th Sep '11

i have a 3 month old who sounds really congested. i took him to his pediatrician to get an exam over it and the doctor said that is sometimes caused by formula. nothing to worry about. i have a humidifier and haven't seen any results. have sat in the bathroom hours on in with hot shower going with him and nothing helps break it up. doctor said mixing his formula with cereal can help. idk how but thats what he said! hope that helps

Tabatha Wepking Due July 19; Wisconsin 1 posts
10th Jan '12
Quoting angelicamm:" i would take him to the doc as soon as you can....my baby had coughing, wheezing, and congestion and ... [snip!] ... this will make his breathing easier. i am currently going through this same thing with my 5 1/2 month old too! :!: good luck!"

did he seem fussy or anything? im going thru the same symptoms with my little 6month old girl but she is happy as can be and has no fevers or anything just the chest congestion and weezing and sneezing!!