Tips To Help Soothe A Sick Baby

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Having a sick baby is hard, Here are some Tips to Help soothe a sick baby and help them feel better.  

I have been compensated by JOHNSON’S® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. 
Having a sick baby is hard, Here are some Tips to Help soothe a sick baby and help them feel better. 

When your little one gets sick you feel completely helpless as a parent. Especially when they’re babies and there’s really not much you can do to help them. You end up spending lots of sleepless nights trying to soothe them sometimes with no avail. Recently, 6.0 had RSV. If you’re a parent you know how scary RSV can be, and how dangerous it is if it’s not treated right away. Thankfully, my mommy gut kicked in at the first sign of illness and we were able to help get him started on breathing treatments. Although those treatments helped reduce the time he was sick as well as prevent complications, he still had a lot of discomfort and felt terrible. So I used the following tips to help soothe him during this time. These are tips I’ve used with all 6 kids and hope they’ll be helpful for you as well.

Plenty of liquids. Make sure and offer breast and bottles (whichever it is you feed your little one with)  often. Chances are your baby won’t drink as often so make sure you’re offering enough to help keep them hydrated. Breastfeeding can also help be a source of comfort for your baby, so offer it often even if they don’t want it or only nurse for a little bit.

Keep Baby Elevated. Lots of rest and sleep will soothe your sick baby and help them heal. Most important make sure and keep them elevated because it will help with their congestion.

Nasal syringe. Another great way to help with congestion is sucking their boogies out. Babies can’t blow their noses so it’s important to keep sucking the boogies out with either a nasal syringe or similar product. Make sure and use a combination of saline drops that are available over the counter and bulb suction. Gently spray two to three drops of saline spray into each nostril and suck out the mucus.

Be Prepared : Make sure and have medicine on hand like Tylenol. High Fever is extremely dangerous so make sure you always have fever reducing medicine on hand to help your little one when they are sick.



Remember to always call the doctor If your baby is:

  • Under 3 months: Any fever of 100.4°F or higher, even if he shows no other symptoms of illness.
  • 3 to 6 months: A fever of 101°F or higher.
  • Over 6 months: A fever 103°F or higher.

However, you should never hesitate to call your doctor even if it’s lower than the above, especially if you’re not comfortable with their behavior or symptoms.

JOHNSON’S® Baby Soothing Vapor Bath:  A Warm bath is a wonderful way to soothe a sick baby.  Not only will a warm bath soothe your sick infant, it will ease aches and pains, and steam from the warm water will also help clear congestion. One amazing addition to  your little one’s bath if they’re 3m+ is JOHNSON’s® baby soothing vapor bath. This fantastic bath product  helps comfort babies. When used in a warm bath, this cleanser for babies three months and older comforts and soothes babies. JOHNSON’S® no more tears formula is clinically proven to be gentle and mild for your baby’s skin. Allergy and dermatologist-tested, this soothing vapor bath offers gentle relief for babies.

Used in a warm bath, this baby bath with no more tears formula gently comforts and soothes babies.

Having a sick baby is so hard, as a parent you really do feel helpless. Following the above tips and using these fantastic products will help sooth your sick little one.

Best of all you can easily find them at your local Walmart or at So head there and stock up!

Helping soothe a sick baby doesn’t have to be impossible if you follow these tips, making sure you count on some help is the most important part! So stock up and be ready for when your little one gets the sniffles with these great products from JOHNSON’s® baby!


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  • Reply Donna porter

    The worst thing ever for a mommy is when your baby is sick. These are some great tips!

    March 4, 2018 at 10:33 pm
  • Reply Buddy Garrett

    These are great tips. Having a sick baby is real scary.

    March 4, 2018 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Calshondra Williams

    These are great tips for soothing your little ones when they’re sick. Thanks so much for sharing.

    March 4, 2018 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply Trisha McKee

    This is some great information! My daughter was sick a lot as a baby and it was miserable! This would have helped back then!

    March 4, 2018 at 12:30 am
  • Reply Jessica Lodge

    I think keeping babies is elevated is so key, unfortunately my kids would only stay that way if I was holding them. Oh those sneaky kids!!!!

    March 3, 2018 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply LeAnn Harbert

    These are great tips.

    March 3, 2018 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Brittany Wilson

    This is all great advice! Im very lucky that my daughter has only been sick 3 or 4 times since she was born (shes 2 and 1/2 now) and she was only realy/badly sick once.

    March 3, 2018 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    It just breaks my heart to see our little ones get sick. The hard part is they can’t tell you just how they feel. These are such great suggestions and great products. Thank you so much for sharing

    March 2, 2018 at 6:29 am
  • Reply Deborah W.

    Good advice. Being a new mom is scary enough without having a sick baby and not knowing what to do. Thanks for the tips!

    February 28, 2018 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Susan Ladd

    Johnson’s baby products can be so helpful when you have a sick baby.

    February 25, 2018 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Jeffrey

    I know a new mother who this article would be good for.

    February 24, 2018 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Alice F.

    It is heartbreaking to see our babies sick. They can’t tell us what is wrong and our parenting skills have to help us figure it out. I always keep infant tylenol on hand as it really seems to help.

    February 23, 2018 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Deborah D

    Love Johnson’s baby products.

    February 23, 2018 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Cynthia R

    I remember those long nights, I always feel for baby parents. Tips are helpful!

    February 21, 2018 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Trisha W.

    One of the hardest things about babies being sick is when they are so congested it’s almost impossible for them to nurse because they can’t breathe.

    February 21, 2018 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Nancy Burgess

    Great products for babys.

    February 20, 2018 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply desiree

    and we had vaporizer going on the house we had allway sick little one and if there were more than 2 grandma came over and her and granpa woul d take care of them

    February 20, 2018 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Terri S.

    These are great tips for soothing a sick baby. I love Johnson’s baby products and have used them for my children and grandchildren. I make diaper cakes for baby shower gifts for my friends and relatives and always include several Johnson’s baby products and a nasal aspirator.

    February 20, 2018 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    These are such great products. I have never tried the vapor bath product. It sounds perfect for our babies. This can be such a hard time for our little ones and mommy and daddy. Thank you for this great article

    February 17, 2018 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Julie Barrett

    These are such great tips & so important! I can’t get enough of your baby either! He’s the cutest!!

    February 17, 2018 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Nena Sinclair

    These are great tips! I have a young grandson, so this information will come in handy.

    February 17, 2018 at 7:43 am
  • Reply naomi winkel

    I have not heard of the vaper bath before, I will have to use this on my sick child next time

    February 16, 2018 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Mia

    Such helpful tips especially for this time of year. Seems my grandkids have been sick on and off for the past few months and always so difficult to know how to help.

    February 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Deborah W.

    These are great tips and something I’ll forward to my daughter when she has her first baby this June.

    February 16, 2018 at 6:55 am
  • Reply Jennifer Vasquez

    Great tips. Another wonderful and incredibly natural and much safer way to soothe babies and help with fevers while avoiding the medicine is to use Essential Oils. There are many wonderful brands to be used, DoTerra is my preference, but of course I would always recommend researching until you find your preference. Lavender when properly diluted is a natural way to soothe baby and mommy and peppermint oil, also properly diluted, reduces fever quickly and safely. I was blessed with 2 very healthy little girls who rarely get sick, but my youngest will get fever when she’s foghting something. She’s 6 now but I started using essential oils in place of OTC meds when she was 4 and remember being blown away the first time I used it for a fever. She had a fever of 103 and I rubbed diluted peppermint oil, 2:1 ratio of mybcarrier oil (fractionated coconut oil) and peppermint oil within 30 minutes she was down to 100 deg and at 99 after about another half hour. That was the first of a few occasions I used the peppermint for fever. I’ve used it for belly aches and nausea for the girls (I use it on myself doe headaches). It’s just nice to know I can be kind to our livers now.

    February 16, 2018 at 12:37 am
  • Reply Katie03316

    Dont like johnson products my kids break out from them so i use diffrent rub more natural one… good advice that works on the other stuff tho

    February 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Caroline Lozinski

    Great tips for sick babies , it’s so hard when your baby is sick, harder on Mom than baby 🙁

    February 15, 2018 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Jessica Davis

    Great tips for when you have little ones sick! I love Johnsons baby products and used them on both of my girls!

    February 15, 2018 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Melissa Storms

    These are good tips, nothing worse than your baby or even older child being sick.

    February 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Calvin

    Really nice tips, definitely makes it less of a night mare

    February 15, 2018 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Lisa Hickey

    Great tips

    February 15, 2018 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply Carole D

    These are really great suggestions and great products. I would like to add, lots of cuddling!

    February 15, 2018 at 11:36 am
  • Reply Katie Bellamy

    Great tips! Infants tylenol is what we used when my kids were babies!

    February 15, 2018 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Meagan BS

    What a sweet baby. These are good tips, and a nice reminder for me as I’m about to have a new baby in a few weeks!

    February 15, 2018 at 10:00 am
  • Reply B.J. Bernal

    Infants Tylenol always worked wonderfully when my baby had a fever.

    February 14, 2018 at 11:53 pm
  • Reply Christie

    These are really great suggestions. I have two little girls. It broke my heart when they were sick as babies! 🙁

    February 14, 2018 at 11:28 pm
  • Reply Donna Y

    I prefer to use natural products, so I love diluted lavender essential oil (high quality brands) for soothing a sick baby.

    February 14, 2018 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Chrystal Thurston

    I hoe the baby feels better. Your definetly on the right track. These things worked for my kids.

    February 14, 2018 at 7:09 pm
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  • Reply Angela

    It’s so hard when your little one is sick! Having what you need and being prepared can make all the difference!

    February 7, 2018 at 1:30 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    These are such great suggestions. There’s nothing worse than the feeling of a sick little baby. But I can attest these all helped my littles when they were sick.

    February 7, 2018 at 12:54 am
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