5 Ways to Comfort Your Baby Through a Cold

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Today, I’m sharing my favorite tips on how to comfort your baby through a cold, including my #1 tip: using hydraSense® Baby Nasal Care! Let’s check them out!

Is there anything more heartbreaking than seeing our babies sick and not knowing how to make it all better? While we can’t make their colds completely vanish, we can do our best to comfort as their little bodies fight off the virus.  Today, I’m sharing my favorite tips on how to comfort your baby through a cold, including my #1 tip: using hydraSense® Baby Nasal Care! Let’s check them out!

Today, I’m sharing my favorite tips on how to comfort your baby through a cold, including my #1 tip: using hydraSense® Baby Nasal Care! Let’s check them out!

5 Ways to Comfort Your Baby Through a Cold

First things first: this is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please call your pediatrician at the first sign of illness to make sure that your baby is actually dealing with a cold and not something more serious.

  1. Help them breathe easier

Having a stuffed-up nose is no fun! You can’t really give your baby a decongestant (unless your doctor prescribes them, you should never give your tiny tot OTC cold medicines), so you have to find other ways to keep their nasal passages clear.

One way is by using hydraSense® Ultra-Gentle Mist. The Ultra-Gentle Mist is made with a safety neck that is specifically designed for your baby’s tiny nostrils. It’s made with 100% naturally sourced ingredients, can be used up to 6 times per day for nasal symptoms, and it doesn’t contain medications or preservatives.


Today, I’m sharing my favorite tips on how to comfort your baby through a cold, including my #1 tip: using hydraSense® Baby Nasal Care! Let’s check them out!  


You can follow up with a nasal aspirator. FYI, that’s the technical name for what I call “nose suckers.” Inhale through the mouth piece to gently draw out mucus. I suggest picking up a hydraSense Baby Nasal Care Nasal Aspirator Starter Kit. It comes with an aspirator, 5 Easydose® vials and 5 filters.

Still not sure how to use a nasal aspirator? This video will help:

  1. Keep the air moist

Avoiding dry air is one way to comfort your baby through a cold. You might want to stick a humidifier in the nursery. It’s also a good idea to put one in other rooms throughout the house where your baby spends the most time. Make sure you’re using cool mist (versus warm) and change the water every day. That’s SUPER important, as germs absolutely love stagnant water.

  1. Dress your baby in layers

How do you feel when you have a cold? If you’re like me, you’re either too hot or too chilly. I’m always changing from lightweight jammies to thicker fleece, and back again. Easy enough for an adult, right? Not so easy when you have a grumpy baby that doesn’t really like being changed to begin with!

Make life easier on yourself and your tot by dressing him in layers. Throughout the day, pay attention to your baby’s skin. Is it warm and sweaty? Take off one of the thicker layers. Cold and clammy? Add a layer back on. Don’t overdo it, though. You don’t want to overheat your baby, especially if you typically keep your house warm.

4.Know what to watch out for

Part of comforting your baby through a cold is knowing what to watch for to make sure it’s not evolving into something worse. My rule of thumb: if something doesn’t seem right, call the doctor. Don’t worry about being that mom who calls every time her baby sneezes. Pediatricians are used to it. Things to watch out for include:

  • Fewer wet diapers than usual (could signify dehydration)
  • Redness or discharge around the eyes
  • A persistent cough
  • Green nasal discharge that lasts several days

If your baby absolutely refuses to nurse or take fluids, or coughs so hard that her skin changes color, head to the emergency room.


  1. Bring on the snuggles!

Snuggling is one of the best (and easiest!) things you can do to comfort your baby through a cold. Aside from the obvious benefits (your baby will love being close to you), giving extra love and snuggles helps you keep a closer eye on your baby…literally. Skin-to-skin contact in particular has tremendous benefits, especially for newborns. While it’s typically in preemies or right after birth, it’s also a great way to give a little extra comfort when your baby isn’t feeling well.

As much as we’d love to protect our babies and keep them from ever getting sick, colds are a part of life. Newborns are especially prone to them because their immune system hasn’t matured yet. You can’t completely prevent them, but these tips will help make them a little easier for your baby to get through.

Stock up on hydraSense® Baby Nasal Care before the cold virus descends upon your house. It’s available at your local mass food and drug retailer or online at Amazon.ca. Follow the conversation on social media! Just use #hydraSenseCA to ask your questions and share your stories!

What do you do to comfort your baby through a cold? Share below!

This post is sponsored by hydraSense®. To make sure hydraSense® products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

32 thoughts on “5 Ways to Comfort Your Baby Through a Cold”

  1. Some really great tips here and those products sound great for helping to ease baby’s colds. My little 19 month old is currently suffering. I need to try and find some of these things for him.

  2. Janelle Dominique Swing

    It breaks my heart to see my baby sleep really uncomfortable when he has colds. He cries every hour.. I need to check this out!

  3. I have a 4 month old niece who could benefit from these products! I need to check these out for her because tis the season for babies to get sick…ugh.

  4. I’m so glad that there are products like this on the market. My son is a teenager and I still can’t stand to see him sick and when he was little I would almost be in tears.

  5. These were great tips for parents. My kids are grown now, wish we had hydra sense Baby Nasal Care when they were little.

  6. Babushka calls aspirators “Brain Suckers”. It’s been awhile since there’s been a baby in our casa, but I still remember their faces when I had to use one of those. Glad they’ve gotten gentler. BB2U

  7. These are all great tips. It’s so sad when your baby doesn’t feel well and you wish they could tell you what’s wrong. I’ll have to tell my daughter about HydraSense .

  8. It is so hard when your baby is sick. These are great ways to help soothe your baby when he or she is sick and also stay sane as a parent!

  9. Great tips. One of the things that help us comfort our kids when they were babies was to stay in their view until they fell asleep. Something about that security really helped them feel a little better.

  10. I remember when my boys were babies and didn’t feel well. Our aspirator got a ton of use, it looks like they’ve completely redesigned it.

  11. I hate seeing babies with colds. It breaks my heart. Never heard of HydraSense so I’m going to have to check it out.

  12. I wish this would’ve been around when my kiddo was a baby. There were times that I was very worried about his cold and I could not give him anything. This would’ve been great.

  13. Having a sick baby is always difficult and we worry so much. Especially since they can’t really tell us how they feel. Using great products to help them is very important.

  14. I always wish I could do more for them when babies get a cold and they don’t feel well. These are all great tips and I need to share them with my daughter-in-law. She just had her first baby a couple weeks ago.

  15. You definitely want to know what to look for, that helps a lot. We want our little precious bundles of joy to be comfortable always, but most especially when they have a cold.

  16. I’ve never heard of this brand and I’m glad I have now. There’s nothing worse than watching your child suffer while sick.

  17. It is so awful when your baby has a cold. You feel totally and utterly helpless and it is so hard to see such a sweet little thin in pain. Your tips are spot on!

  18. This is such an informative post. The worst feeling ever is when our baby’s get sick. and this Hydra sense looks like an awesome stuff for colds. I will definitely share this with my friend.

  19. I hate it when the babies are sick! Especially since they can’t really voice out what they’re feeling. These are really good suggestions to help comfort a baby when they have a cold.

  20. It is so heartbreaking to see your baby sick, especially when they have a cold and struggle to breathe. HydraSense looks like a great way to help.

  21. Great blog post, Loved reading it. the tips you have shared on how to comfort your baby through a cold are very informative. Will try the HydraSense for my kids as the weather is getting cold day by day. My kids are very sensitive so i have to think about this.

  22. I’ve never heard of this brand before, but I have a young niece (literally like one week old), and I think this is great to know about. I’ll definitely share about this brand with my sister.

  23. Oh man, there isn’t much worse than having a cold so I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like for babies. It’s good to know there are products out there like hydraSense® Ultra-Gentle Mist to help ease them through it.

  24. Estelle Sobel Erasmus

    This is great advice. I remember how frustrated I used to get when my daughter would get a cold as a baby. Hydrasense looks so gentle. The perfect cure.

  25. Great tips! We will definitely need to try hyrdaSense! We have a newborn, and I know we will have to deal with a cold soon enough, and it is so important to have something to help them with their sniffles. Sounds like a great product.

  26. Things have come a long way from when our kids were babies! I wish we would have had this when they were little.

  27. Michelle Kneece Waller

    These are amazing tips for comforting your baby when they have a cold. Even to this day, when my daughter’s get sick, I make sure to have the humidifier running.

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