Hey guys I am Shreya welcome back to my channel.
Common cold is the most common infection in babies and since their immune system is still
developing you can expect your little one to catch a cold many times in a year.But you
need not worry there are certain natural remedies which can help boost your little ones immune
system and help them fight against cold.These remedies are recommended for babies below
6months of age because you cannot try any oral remedy.
However this is also applicable for babies above 6months upto 2years.Breastmilk: Breastmilk
is truly a miracle.
Breastfeeding has a lot of health benefits which most of us are not aware of.The antibodies
in breastmilk helps in quick recovery.
Breastfeeding your baby several times a day helps them stay well hydrated and helps to
thin out the mucus.
You can even put 1-2 drops of breastmilk in each nostril.
This can help to relieve a stuffy nose.
Garlic pods: This is a very simple yet effective remedy.Make
a chain with garlic pods and tie it around your babies neck while he's sleeping.
You can use 2-3 pods of garlic.
The strong smell of garlic helps to relieve congestion and it also helps to fight against
infections Saline solution which is nothing but salt
Saline water is very safe to use and is always recommended by doctors.
This can help to clear up your little ones stuffy nose and can also make it easier for
them to breathe.
Put few drops of saline solution into each nostril to thin out the mucus.
You can then remove all the mucus using a suction pump.
These are easily available in the pharmacies.
Oil massage: Massage your babies chest with slightly warm coconut oil mixed with garlic
cloves and basil leaves.
Massaging provides warmth to their body and this can help in quick recovery.
Also the antibacterial properties in basil and garlic helps to cure cold quickly.
Carom seeds: Carom seeds are very helpful when baby has chest congestion.
Heat carom seeds and put it in a clean fresh cloth.
You can use this as hot compress on babies chest and back.
You can also add carom seeds to boiling water strain well once cooled down you can give
your baby a sponge bath or warm bath using this water.
Foot and palm massage:Massage your babies foot and palm with warm mustard oil or coconut
oil mixed with garlic cloves and basil leaves.This can help to keep their body warm and also
help them to sleep well.
Turmeric fumes: Turmeric is an excellent home remedy when your infant has cold.
Take a dry turmeric and burn it.
Keep it slightly away from your little one.
Allow him to inhale the fumes coming out of the turmeric.This can really help to ease
You can also keep in your babies room when he's sleeping so that he can inhale it.
These simple remedies have worked out very well for them and so I felt like sharing it
with you all . I Hope you find it helpful.
Please do not panic when your baby has cold infact these kind of infections help boost
their immune system.Make sure your little one gets enough rest.
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In my next video i will be sharing simple remedies for cold and cough for infants above
6months of age.
So i will see you next week until then take care bye bye.