I have a cold and don't want to pass it to my baby: Advice?

I came down with a cold. My husband has been watching my little one, who is ten weeks. I have been washing my hands constantly. I am wearing two face masks and trying to stay in the extra bedroom. Any advice on how not to get her sick? Also, the best cold remedies to knock this cold out in a day or two. I’m terrified she is going to catch it.

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The best way for her not to get sick is to get sick. She needs to be building her immune system, take care of her. Be cautious but the extremes you’re going to aren’t necessary.


Elderberry is great for an immune boost. Lots of orange juice and hot tea. Lysol and crack a window in the house. Sleep with a humidifier :purple_heart:. We are all battling colds right now too. Hope you feel better


Babies catch colds it’s perfectly normal my daughter had her first cold at 4 weeks and was fine and a healthy 2 year old, you need to just keep cleaning your hands and no kissing baby but as for face masks that’s beyond ridiculous, honey and lemon drink will help you get rid of it


And, take this from a 20 year nurse, she was already exposed to ghe virus by you even before you started showing symptoms. Just wash your hands frequently and try not to cough or sneeze in her face. She is old enough that she will be fine if she does get it.


Alka seltzer works. Taste gross but it seriously knocks it out in as little as a day.

If you’re breastfeeding, she was getting antibodies from you before you even had symptoms but had been exposed.


My daughter got sick everytime I did the first year. This second year she hasn’t been sick at all! (Thank goodness) Be clean, no kisses… Don’t stress yourself out mama!

If you breastfeed continue as normal you will pass your antibodies to her, per recommendation from my Dr. So long as its not something weird and unknown you’re fine to continue


For you, I would recommend the Zicam meltaways. They are amazing.

My daughter was a week old and both of us cought a cold 🤦 I took dayquil (I believe by that shit like one them extramist moms with the crystals and curing cancer with a rock) and I called my ped to see what to give her he suggested tylenol as needed and a humidifier, honestly though being extra paranoid not gonna help baby just wash your hand and if she does get sick give the proper meds suggested by your ped

I got the flu when my oldest was a month old. I was nursing her at the time. I called her doctor and she said the best thing for her was to keep nursing so she could get anti bodies to help protect her

Babies have antibodies from you for a little while and if your breastfeeding they have them longer. Healthy babies have great immune systems and the common cold is fine for your baby to be around it will help her immune system fight off worse things. You should drink tons of fluids up the vitamin C dont kiss the baby and wash your hands.

Breast milk even just a little bit gives the baby your antibodies to help get stronger against it. Even if you can’t give It to them you can bottle feed it to them and use precautions like listed above. Best medicine is the virus itself cuz you become stronger.

Breastfeeding provides great amount of antibodies that can be passed to your baby

Breastfeeding and staying around her

At 10 weeks hun shes still got your antibodies she probably wont get badly sick. She will have your antibodies until about 6 months, and then probably get a stinking cold, my son did, hes 8 months now even if she did get your cold it would most probably be mild and she would sail through it quicker then we do. You really shouldn’t wear 2 face masks, and I washed my hands so much when he was born and leading into lockdown, I have myself dermatitis and ended up with bleeding sore hands, believe me a little cold is alot better then covered in blood and freaked out by face masks baby x

Rest cold pills and vicks
Nothing you can do for a cold just hast to run its course.

I wouldn’t avoid your baby.
Otherwise when she does pick up a standard cold she will be super poorly.
Babys learn to fight against colds etc by getting them.

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Leave! You child is in Danger… just kidding. How do I leave this group. You ppl are to much

You can’t bubble wrap them forever. Not saying sneeze in her mouth but I am sure she will be ok. You dont have to sleep in the other room. Talk to her pediatrician about what precautions you should take

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If she does get sick, it’ll boost her immune system. She’ll be ok!
She should be carrying your antibodies yet. My husband and I both had influenza a when baby was 2 weeks old. She was fine.
It’ll be alright.

My grandson didn’t get it probably because he is breast fed my other grandson son daughter son inlaw And I got it And I wear a mask everywhere including work


Lots of liquid and rest is the only remedy for a cold , and are you breastfeeding / pumping ? If so when you are sick your body naturally produces antibodies into your breast milk to help protect baby, if not any bacteria and viruses they do come into contact with helps strengthen their natural immunity in the long run


I was always told if your breast feeding your antibodies are passed to Baby helps prevent them getting sick. Also your most contagious before you know you are sick usually.


I had influenza B when my baby was 10 days old and he didn’t catch it. Breastmilk is amazing :raised_hands:t3:


Build her immune system up and let her get it. My son had a cold a few days after he was born and he’s fine

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I didnt even think babies that young could get sick

Are you breastfeeding? It’s the best way you can build their immune system! :slight_smile:

Immunity I claim momma bond

If you’re breastfeeding don’t stop because you’re sick. If bottle fed just take extra precautions. Your baby will be fine.

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When all my kids got chick pics same time …I never got it…

As I agree it will boost their immune system, we are also in RSV season! As well as flu season… I’d keep wearing your mask and washing your hands and use disinfectant wipes/sanitizer. Spray furniture before bed and wipe everything down… (phones, controllers, light switches! Door knobs) If you got sick chances are baby was already exposed to the illness before you got symptoms.

Are you breastfeeding? If so the best thing you can do is continue breastfeeding because you will pass antibodies to help your baby from getting sick or at least lessen the severity of the cold.

Eh, kids build their immunities this way. I swear my kids noses were runny for their entire first year of life, but they rarely get sick now.

I sleep in sweats and long sleeve and socks to sweat it out works for me

You can’t prevent her from getting sick. All children get colds, it builds their immune system! If you’re breastfeeding, the baby is getting great protection from that!

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