9 months, teething and can't stop coughing at night.

My 9 month old son is teething again and when he does he gets a runny nose and really drooly. The problem is that at night it drains into his throat and makes him cough nonstop. Poor little man. We have propped him, saline solutionized his nose and sucked him dry before bed and he has a humidifier. I have seen the posts about the vick's rub on the feet and will try it. But any other suggestions or help would be much appreciated.

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ANSWER #1 of 2

I remember those days and there's really not much that you can do. If you ask a doctor they will normally tell you that babies don't get those kind of symptoms from teething (even though every mom will tell you they do).

All 3 of my kids used pacifiers at night so that kind of helped (the sucking action kind of kept some of the coughing away).

Vick's on their feet does help, I also did this with my kids.

Try to make sure that when he's sleeping it's cooler in his room so he's a little chilled (believe it or not the warmer they get the more coughing they do).

If you don't have a cool air humidifier you might want to get one and you could also put that vapor medicine into it.

There is also a baby bath gel that has Vick's in it, this really worked for my kids.

I can't really think of anything else right now but if I do I will let you know.

Oh yeah, try to have him sleep on his stomach so it won't sit in the back of his throat for as long.

Good luck


ANSWER #2 of 2

If there is a way to be able to prop him up at night for a couple nights to see if that would help. (Like putting his car seat in his crib for example) Just make sure the straps are so he wont get caught in them around his neck. If you do that, I would make sure he slept close to you though, just to be safe.

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