Does anyone have any tips on how to help deal with the common cold in a baby? aLEX has a mild fever, runny nose, breathing more through his mouth, is quite fussy, and has a cough – not all the time mind you, but it is there. Alex is getting Infant Motrin every 8 hours, he is drinking a lot of water, he has a humidifier on while he sleeps. I try to use the nasal drops and the nasal suction bulb thing – but he HATES it. He hasn’t lost his appetite at all which is good. It is the cough though that I am unsure of how to deal with. It isn’t croopy sounding – just a cough, but you can tell there is some flem that is sticking in his throat. If I have the same cold as he does, he has a sore throat too. Our doctor is on holidays this week, otherwise I would go see him. So if you have a tip or 2 on dealing with a cough and sore throat in a 11 month old… PLEASE SHARE! 🙂 I hate seeing him like this….