Question:Is it ok to add tulsi drop on my babys bath water?? She is having cough and cold.
Answer: yes you can add it to your babies bath water as they are not taken inside or consumed by baby it may not a have any harmful or side effects... you may also soak Tulsi leaves in hot water leave it for 5 minutes and then you may take off the Tulsi leaves and bath your baby in that water.. this way it is a natural substitute for Tulsi drops.. Tulsi leaves have medicinal value and you can definitely use it in your babies bath water without any regrets
Question:Is it ok for a baby having cough and cold to pee in 6-7 hours
Babies below 6 months are highly sensitive and need more care and protection. It is best to avoid medicines during this time unless there is no other option.
Here are few tips that can help you;
1.Place a humidifier in the room so that it is easier for the child to breathe. It helps to keep the room moist and prevent the formation of crusty mucus in your baby’s nose. You can also try giving light steam to your baby. Inhaling steam helps to clear nasal blockage and makes the baby sleep better but isn’t so easy to make a baby inhale steam. You can also use your bathroom as a steam room. Turn on the geyser and once the water is hot, turn on the tap and keep the door closed. Sit with your baby in the bathroom for at least 10-15 minutes.
2. Just tie 7 garlic pods in a small piece of cloth and tie them around the baby’s neck at night. The strong smell of garlic helps to open the airways and relieves the congestion in the nose and the antibacterial properties of garlic destroy the bacteria.
3.Massage your baby’s chest with lukewarm mustard oil mixed with garlic cloves. Babies love to be massaged and massaging with this oil provides warmth to your baby’s body. Garlic has antibacterial properties and it destroys the cold-causing bacteria. This remedy is very useful in curing cough in babies.
4.Saffron is known for its medicinal properties and is very effective in treating cold, cough and fever. Applying saffron paste on the baby’s forehead can help to relieve a blocked nose. To prepare saffron paste, just take a pinch of saffron, grind it, add a few drops of water and apply this paste on your baby’s forehead, chest, throat and under the feet before going to bed.
5.Carom seeds or ajwain can be heated and tied in a clean fresh cotton handkerchief like a potli. Now use this potli as a hot compress on your baby’s chest and back. This potli can also be kept in the sleeping bag or near the head of your baby so he gets the smell throughout the night. You can also add garlic peels to this as garlic has a strong aroma and will help to clear the nasal passages.
6. Just rub a piece of nutmeg (jaiphal) on the grinding stone and mix this powder with 2 teaspoons of cow milk. Now apply this paste on the forehead of your child. The strong aroma of nutmeg helps to relieve stuffy nose of babies.