✓ Go outside. Sometimes a brief exposure to cool outdoor air relieves the cough. Dress your baby for outdoors and try it for 10 to 15 minutes.
✓ Eliminate cough triggers. Smoke can irritate already inflamed airways. Don't smoke in a house with children. If your baby has a cold, keep them away from other sources of smoke such as grills, wood-burning fires and candles.
✓ If your baby has asthma, follow your doctor's treatment plan.
✓ For toddlers only: Is your baby over a year old? Here's a remedy straight out of grandma's kitchen to calm that cough -- honey. A typical dose is 1/2 teaspoon for toddlers and preschoolers.
Has your baby had a cough? What seemed to help the most?
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