7 tell-tale signs your baby has a cold

Posted in Baby Health.

It can be so hard to know what your baby is going through when they’re unwell, and even harder for them to tell you!

A cold can last from a few days to over a week. Treat your child’s symptoms with plenty of fluids, rest, cuddles and (where appropriate) the recommended dosage of children’s paracetamol. Here’s a speedy cheat sheet to catch you up on seven symptoms of the common cold — and how and why they might present in your little one.

7. Loss of appetite

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If your baby has a cold, the symptoms may conspire to make her unwilling or unable to eat. Sometimes this is down to a blocked up nose or sore throat, but sometimes it's just an indication that they're feeling lousy.


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