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What to do if your baby is coughing at night

It's 2 AM and your little one is coughing up a storm. What's a sleep-deprived parent to do? Don't worry, we've got you covered with some quirky and fun remedies to help your baby get some much-needed rest.

1. Steamy Situation

Turn your bathroom into a mini sauna by running a hot shower and sitting in the steamy room with your baby for a few minutes. The steam can help loosen up mucus and ease coughing. Plus, it's like a free spa day for both of you!

2. Elevate and Chill

Prop up your baby's mattress at a slight angle to help with drainage and reduce coughing. And don't forget to chill out - sometimes a cool mist humidifier can work wonders for those nighttime coughing fits.

3. Honey, Honey

A spoonful of honey (for babies over 1 year old) can help soothe a sore throat and calm a cough. Just make sure it's the good stuff - raw, organic honey is the way to go. It's like nature's sweet remedy!

4. Snuggle Up

Nothing beats the healing power of a good snuggle. Sometimes all your baby needs is some extra love and comfort to help them relax and drift off to dreamland. So grab those blankets and get cozy!

5. Call in Reinforcements

If your baby's cough is persistent or accompanied by other symptoms, don't hesitate to call your pediatrician. They can provide guidance on the best course of action and make sure your little one is on the road to recovery.

So next time your baby can't stop coughing at night, remember these remedies to help them (and you) get some much-needed rest.

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