MY 8 MONTH OLD HAS PHLEGM ANG COUGHS QUITE A BIT BECAUSE OF IT. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO TO HELP A BABY SPIT IT OUT OR THROW IT UP. OR EVEN A REMEDY THAT HELPS IT LOOSEN UP SO THEY CAN THROW IT UP?
Babies and toddlers cannot hock a loogie.....they can cough to the point of vomiting and that will bring it up, or they can naturally swallow it.
While children are not big fans of having their nose suctioned, doing so will reduce their cough. You can use a bulb syringe or buy a new little device called the Snotarator (look it up on the Internet). Expectorants or decongestants should not be used by babies, so basically there are medicines.
Use saline nasal spray or drops to reduce the viscosity (make mucous thinner) and run a cool-mist humidifer in the room. This is the best you can do, since some of the coughing is from accidentally aspirating their own saliva (teething), and there is nothing you can do about drooling either.
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