Baby Symptoms & Conditions

Being a new parent means decoding a ton of baby symptoms, from a fever, to excessive crying to strange lumps and bumps. Is it a cold? The flu? Teething? Colic? Gas pain? The Bump is here to help! Try out our symptom finder to see what health conditions baby's symptoms could be signaling. And browse through a ton of articles on everything from baby allergies to yeast diaper rash. Find out what causes any common baby health condition, how to prevent it and how to treat it if baby gets it. We've got a ton of advice and tips from medical experts and from moms and dads who've been through it. So whether it's just a cold, or a sign of asthma, get the scoop on all baby and toddler symptoms and conditions right here at The Bump.

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Baby is under the weather, and all you want is for him to feel better -- stat! Try these mom-recommended tricks for making baby more comfy while he’s on the mend.

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"When my son’s feeling really bad, he likes to cuddle and have his back rubbed until the Motrin kicks in.” -- LDriscoll

"Steam from a shower does the trick." -- AKay

"Eucalyptus aromatherapy oil has always worked wonders!" -- SQusic

"Swaddling is my go-to solution. That, combined with lots of skin-on-skin contact, really calms my daughter." -- KThomas

"I make sure to suck the snot out of baby’s nose. It works." -- TDoby

"Lots of rocking and singing. I always modify the words to lullabies to make it more personal. That always makes her smile." -- MChiaradio

"If he has a fever, a tepid bath, popsicles and cold liquids help a lot. In general, I lie with him on my chest and rub his back while he sucks on a pacifier." -- HShott

"A good humidifier is key." -- DGoldman

"If she's congested and can't breathe, I hold her upright to help the airflow. Also, I find myself saying yes to more. Popsicle at 10 a.m.? Sure! I’m a total softie when it comes to sick kids!" -- SGuyton

"A vapor bath followed by a saline rinse. And lots of cuddles." -- CPoland

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