Common cold in babies occurs due to a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (the baby’s throat and nose). The primary signs of common cold in babies include runny nose and nasal congestion.
Don’t worry! You don’t have to give in and just wait for the inevitable to happen. There are steps you can take to help prevent the number of colds your baby will get. And, perhaps most important, there are steps you can take to ensure he never gets the flu.
Common colds in babies are more of a nuisance, rather than a cause for alarm but it is still important that you take the symptoms seriously. For children of 3 months or above, see your doctor if:
Herbs such as slippery elm, wild cherry bark, sage leaves, mullein and licorice root can be used to make tea. A little honey can be added to this tea to sweeten it. This is an excellent remedy to treat cold in babies. Echinacea is an herb that enhances the immune system of the body. Herbalists consider Echinacea, as a ‘mother’s helper’. The herb can be used in the form of tincture or tea.