Wednesday, August 5, 2020
What kind of fluids should a baby or toddler with a cold have?
Extra fluids can thin mucus so their nose won't be as stuffy and they'll cough up all that gunk more easily. Most drinks, like water, juice, and milk, are fine. Warm liquids like chicken soup or apple juice can soothe a sore throat. Be sure they’re warm, not hot, to avoid burns. Babies under 6 months should only drink breast milk or formula, not water or juice. But you may offer more milk than usual for coughs or colds.