Tips to Help Comfort and Soothe + What to Have on Hand For Baby’s First Cold

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First colds are something every parent dreads. Especially when you have other kids and everyone gets sick all at once. For the last four weeks, everyone in my family has been dealing with colds. These colds have been lasting over a week per kid. It’s been tough!

I was thrilled that Hanna and I hadn’t caught it when the last of the older kids got sick, but of course I was a little quick with my excitement. A few days later, Hanna began having a little cough, and you could hear her loud breathing in her chest. It was official, she had caught the cold. Within two days I was down with a cold too.

With babies and children under six, you can’t use many cold medicines, but we wanted to make sure our kids were comfortable. The baby was the hardest. It can feel helpless trying to soothe a 4 month old. She is a breastfed baby so of course we continued feedings to give baby the best nutrition. For our baby’s nasal congestion due to a cold, we got a little help from hydraSense to clear out her little nose hydraSense® is a brand name we know and trust. I’ve always tried to make sure I have some on hand since my oldest was born. The brand is now a staple in our home medicine cupboard and always comes in handy when one of the little ones isn’t feeling well and is stuffy with a cold.

hydraSense® is 100 per cent naturally sourced, sterile, undiluted seawater, which is clinically proven to reduce and relieve nasal cold symptoms to help baby breathe better.



Tips to Help Comfort and Soothe with Baby’s First Cold

  • Keep hydraSense Products on Hand. hydraSense® Ultra-Gentle Mist, Easydose and Nasal Aspirator are all effective ways to clear baby’s nasal passages.
  • Breastfeed: Babies should get lots of fluids when they’re sick so I breastfeed as much as possible.
  • Shower with Steam: Bring baby into bathroom, turn the shower on hot and let the steam in the bathroom help clear baby’s stuffy nose. Don’t stay in too long as it can get very hot!
  • Rest with Baby: I always found my babies were calmer, and soothed easily when I laid down near them when feeling crummy.
  • Keep Warm: Make sure baby is warm. Sometimes lots of clothing or blankets can cause baby to become too hot, so make sure you’re watching for signs that baby is comfortable.


Baby’s first cold can make us feel stressed or freaked out and forget about the simple things we already know work. Believe me, hydraSense helps with nasal congestion!

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What other tips can you share to help babies deal with the discomforts of a cold?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I did receive these products for my honest opinions and post.



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I am a super lucky 31 year old mother of 7 (4 boys, 3 girls!) Living in Toronto, Canada. I love to blog, share experiences and bring awareness to causes, brands and products I feel strongly about. Welcome to my world on the web!

About Jeanine

I am a super lucky 31 year old mother of 7 (4 boys, 3 girls!) Living in Toronto, Canada. I love to blog, share experiences and bring awareness to causes, brands and products I feel strongly about. Welcome to my world on the web!


  1. It is never fun when baby is sick! I have used these products before when my daughter was young and was happy with how it worked.

  2. Ugh it’s the worst when they get sick this little! My son never got colds, he always got croup instead. ut my daughter, she seems to always have a cold!

  3. It is terrible when your baby gets their first cold. I always tried the steam method to help ease the congestion.

  4. This is just what the doctor recommended to me for real when he noticed a bit of coughing and slight fever from my side. It wasn’t that serious but now that I see hydraSense here, that makes me much more comfortable that I have it!

  5. Aw I couldnt imagine having a baby and experiencing their first cold. This is great they have something on the market to clear their little nasal passage.

  6. Oh do I remember my first child’s first cold …but it wasn’t a cold, it was bronchitis. And I had pneumonia. So did my husband. The 3 of us just laid in bed miserable. I totally would have gone for this product – salt water is the best.

  7. Cold is the worst, especially on babies! My son had his first cold when he was 8 months and I’m really glad that I found a good doctor to make cure his cold immediately.

  8. No fun for sweet Hanna! We used Little Remedies saline when my boys were babies and got colds. I haven’t heard of this brand before, but it sounds just as good.

  9. This would have been a great product to have all those years ago when my kids were babies. It’s so tough when they get colds at that age and can’t clear their noses, they are just so miserable. I spent a lot of time in the bathroom with the shower running many, many times over the years having had four kids.

  10. When my children were young and had a cold, I used a humidifier and put some peppermint or menthol oil. It did help relieve them and made them sleep better. Now, when my grandchildren have colds, we always have our saline spray/drops to help with the congestion.

  11. I haven’t heard of this brand! It sounds awesome though and I’ll definitely have to check it out – it’s one of those things that’s great to have lying around!

  12. I agree with you. Having baby with cold is a nightmare. I remember those days very well even now that my son is much older. The worst is nose congestion. I let him sleep and rub vicks to help him sleep better. Saline spray always come handy.

  13. I’m not familiar with the product but it sounds like a good option for those nasty baby colds. I will share this with other moms.

  14. Our family has been dealing with colds these past weeks too. I remember when our daughter was a baby and got sick. It was a really scary time. Now we use a seawater spray, a lot of Vitamin C, propolis, and VapoRub to cure and prevent the cold.

  15. A baby’s first cold can be frustrating since there isn’t much you can give them. Granted even as an adult cold meds only do so much. There is nothing like the comfort of mom and hot steam won’t fix.

  16. Those first colds when they are little are so tough especially when they can’t breathe. I was always told to run the humidifier too. It helps calm the dry air and makes it easier for them to breath. Lots of snuggles help too.

  17. It’s nice to have everything that you need for your baby in case they encounter colds and the like. These are great tips! Perfect for first time parents.

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