Newborn Baby Cold Home Remedies (Effective)

Hi, guys, I’m sharing with you guys newborn baby cold home remedies. As you guys know that infants are very sensitive to germs so it is necessary to take better care of them. We have so many medicines available in the market to take care of the child but for a newborn baby taking medicine can be harmful because taking medicine may have harmful side effects for the baby especially below 6 months baby.

As much as possible we should treat our baby with home remedies because home remedies are very natural and do not have any side effects for the baby. Home remedies are very effective in curing a cold in the newborn baby.

Here I’m going to give you guys some tips regarding newborn baby cold home remedies. Home remedies always work with no harmful effects in curing a cold in a newborn baby. Newborn babies have great chances to get infected by the virus of cold and its not easy for a newborn baby to tolerate and recover from cold because of a weak immune system. The cold makes breathing difficult for him/her because of blockage in the nose which further cause lack of sleep in the baby. So to make your baby recover from cold fast with no harmful side effects follow these tips.

Effective Newborn Baby Cold Home Remedies

  1. Infant saline spray

    It is a safe and easy method to make the mucus thin in the nasal passage.

How to make and use the saline spray?

  • Take half a cup of warm water.
  • Add 1 teaspoonful of salt to it.
  • mix it properly and let it become cool.
  • Use a dropper to put it in an infant’s nose easily.
  1. Breastfeeding

    As you guys might have heard from your parents that mother milk is the best medicine for a baby especially baby under 6 months. You can easily cure a cold in your newborn with breastfeeding. when a baby suffers from cold and cough putting few drops of breastmilk in his or her nostril is the best way to help baby recover. breastmilk also improves the immunity of the child and the baby also gets all the necessary nutrients from the breastmilk. Here I’m mentioning some benefits of breast milk.

  • Breast milk does not cost anything and makes the baby hunger free.
  • Baby gets all the necessary nutrients and minerals. Mother milk consists of the required mixture of vitamins, proteins, and fat.
  • Improves the immune system and healing power of the baby.
  • It helps in maintaining uterus of mommy to pre-pregnancy size.
  • Protects baby from chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, and malnutrition, etc.

One of the God gifted ways to feed and protect baby from diseases and making healthy is breastfeeding.

  1. Rest more
    Newborn baby resting

    As you know that it’s not easy for a baby to recover any diseases. it takes a lot of energy to recover from infection. As much as the child rests he will recover fast. Taking rest makes healing fast in infants. Get indulge your child in some activities so that he or she can sleep easily by tiredness and let them sleep properly. Sleep make him get rid of cold and cough faster.

  2. Garlic cloves and mustard oil

    This is also one of the best home remedies to cure a cold and cough in an infant

Now… How to use this remedy to cure a cold and cough in infants?

  • Take some cloves of garlic
  • Boil them in mustard oil
  • Apply this mixture on the chest, back, neck, below feet and on palms.

Note-: Before applying this mixture check that it should not be too hot but warm. This remedy helps in giving warmth to the baby. Garlic contains antioxidants which help in preventing bacteria.

  1. A mixture of Tulsi and coconut oil

    Tulsi is found in almost every worshipper house in India. They worship Tulsi as a goddess. Tulsi has so many benefits such as antiviral, antibacterial, antibiotic properties which helps in curing a cold and cough more effectively also it helps in keeping a baby or a person healthy in a very natural way. For healing baby from cold and cough use a mixture of Tulsi and coconut oil to give a warm massage to baby.

How to use the mixture?

  • Boil 3 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • Add some properly chopped tulsi leaves in coconut oil
  • Use this mixture to give a gentle massage to the baby on his back, neck, chest, under feet and palm, etc.

Note-: Mixture must not be too hot but it should be warm and let the baby take proper rest.

This mixture helps the baby in curing a cold and cough more effectively with no harmful side effects.

  1. Steam
    take steam

    It is a widely used method to cure a cold and cough. Taking steam helps in removing the blockage in the nose. It is a good way to cure blocked nose which further helps the baby to take a sleep full of sweet dreams.

How to give light steam to your baby?

  • Take the baby in your lap and hold him or her properly
  • Take the steamer near you but maintain a sufficient distance from the baby
  • Give your baby steam for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • A vaporizer can also be used for this purpose.


  1. Vicks baby rub

    For the good health of the baby, it is very necessary for the baby to take sleep full of sweet dreams(proper sleep) which get disturbs by cold and cough diseases. while having a cold it becomes very difficult for the baby to sleep properly.

  • Take some Vicks baby rub
  • Massage it gently on the feet of baby
  • cover them with socks as per the weather

This remedy helps the baby to breathe with no hurdles and take rest whole night.

Note-: This remedy is recommended for babies above 3 months

Read Also: How to Get Rid of a Cold Overnight Home Remedies

So, I have suggested some remedies above to keep your baby protected or healed from cold and cough so that none of his or her night sleep gets disturbed. Have happy parenthood.

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