Re: Help for 10 month old with cold
I would take my baby into the shower right before bed and in the morning. I would turn it on hot, put a sudafed vapor tab in, and nurse them. I found nursing was the only way to force them to breath the moist vapor air through their noses and clear out their heads. I suppose a bottle would work the same way. Though if it was a chest cold - I guess I'd want them to breath it is through the mouth.
After the shower I would suction the nose, rub real vaporub (the baby stuff is useless) on their chests and lotion on the rest of them (2 showers a day is alot for a baby!). I have one of those battery powered nose-suckers now that I absolutely LOVE. It works so much better.
Sleeping in the infant carseat or holding them in the recliner all night can help them sleep a little better.
And I ALWAYS give Motrin regularly. I myself always take it with a cold, because it helps with all kinds of inflammation - red nose, scratchy throat, throbbing head-in-a-bucket feeling etc.
I read somewhere that rubbing vicks vaporub on a child's feet and putting socks on before bed provided more relief for coughing than any cough medicine. I haven't tried it on my kids, but DH had a terrible cough and was desperate so he tried it - and we both slept that night.