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How to comfort a sick baby

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By Leah Rocketto

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Help baby feel better with these mom-tested tricks.

"When my son's feeling really bad, he likes to cuddle and have his back rubbed until the Motrin kicks in." -- LDriscoll

"Steam from a shower does the trick." -- AKay

"Eucalyptus aromatherapy oil has always worked wonders!" -- SQusic

"Swaddling is my go-to solution. That, combined with lot of skin-on-skin contact really calms my daughter." -- KThomas

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"I make sure to suck the snot of baby's nose. It works." -- TDoby

"Lots of rocking and singing. I always modify the words to lullabies to make it more personal. That always makes her smile." -- MChiaradio

"If he has a fever, a tepid bath, popsicles and cold liquids help a lot. In general, I lay with him on my chest and rub his pack while he sucks on a pacifier." -- HShott

"A good humidifier is key." -- DGoldman

"If she's congested and can't breathe, I hold her upright to help the air flow. Also, I find myself saying yes to more. Popsicle at 10am? Sure! I'm a total softie when it comes to sick kids!" -- SGuyton

"A vapor bath followed by a saline rinse. And lots of cuddles." -- CPoland

 

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