Omg i accidentally deleted my initial post last night so i had to re-type and post this again!
Take 2...Lets Go!
For the past week or so we have been using all the items depicted above.Ardy developed a sore throat and cough when we came back from Durban. We immediately took her to the paed. It's so important to never assume it's just a "cough", it could turn into something more, especially with infants. Thankfully in our case it was not bad and our paed advised we use a humidifier, saline baby nasal spray and paediatric panado syrup.
We immediately went out and got a Vicks sweet dreams cool mist Humifier. Cool mist is much safer than warm mist, as it can lead to burns. We also got pure eucalyptus oil to use for the mist. For the vapor we got the Vicks paediatric pads that exudes a stronger smell without mist. The vapor worked well at night, as the mist could get a bit cold.
After a few days i got the Karvol capsules for the mist as i wanted something stronger. I started using Sterimar baby nasal spray when Ardy was 2 months old and it worked fine, but it became difficult to use now as she got more fidgety and aware. At the advice of fellow mommy blogger @raisinglittlehudson i tried Flo Baby nasal spray and it was so much better, it sprays at any angle! I also got the Nose Frida Nasal Aspirator which i must admit is both challenging and rewarding. Challenging in that its hard to pull out snot from a screaming squirming baby, but rewarding when she can breathe easy again! It's a must for all moms out there, i suggest getting one or giving it a gift.
We also rubbed the old faithful Vicks baby vaporub a few times a day and before bed. Coupled with a warm bath and a humidifier it helps loosen the phlegm. I did get Calpol syrup yesterday as Ardy hated the taste of the Panado. I guess strawberry is more favourable than peppermint for some babies. Both have paracetamol so it helps with pain and fever. My little one is also teething by the way so we had a double wammy of pain!
Disclaimer: I am not a health/medical professional and would not endorse any meds/products without having tried it on my baby first, or without recommendation from a paediatrician.