Cold and Congestion in Babies : Causes, Symptoms, Tips and Natural Remedies

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It's normal for a child to have colds many times a year. This is because there are hundreds of different types of cold viruses and babies have little / no immunity to any of them as they have never had them before. They gradually build up immunity over time and get fewer colds. Most colds get better in 5 to 7 days but can take up to two weeks in smaller children. Treatment for the common cold in babies involves easing their symptoms, such as providing fluids(feeding quite often if the baby is breastfeeding), keeping the air moist and helping them keep their nasal passages open.

How to know when a baby has cold?

 A blocked or runny nose may be your first symptom that your newborn has caught a cold. Their nasal discharge may begin as thin and clear but turns into thicker and yellowish-green in color over days. This is normal, happens usually, and could be treated with natural medications.

 Other symptoms include:

  • fussiness on-and-off
  • fever
  • coughing, especially at night
  • sneezing
  • sore throat and difficulty in swallowing
  • reduced appetite
  • difficulty in consuming breast milk or a sipper due to nasal congestion.
  • trouble falling or staying asleep.


ROOT and SOIL Cold and Congestion Relief Roll-On

ROOT and SOIL Cold Relief Roll-On works by softening the mucus and getting the mucus out through nose and poop. It instantanously relieves nasal and chest congestion. Its key ingredients help the baby from runny nose, sore throat, coughing, and sneezing. Its 100% natural ingredients help the baby to sleep better and also promote easy breathing. It is free from harmful ingredients like commercial camphor or petroleum jelly, mineral oil, paraffin, or any artificial fragrance. It is non-allergic and hence it won't harm the baby's sensitive soft skin.


  • ROOT and SOIL cold relief roll-on is made using 100% natural ingredients like Panikoorka ie Karpooravalli (Mexican Mint) infused cold-pressed coconut oil (sulphur free), Edible grade green Camphor, Mentha Arvensis which have properties to cure a cold, cough, and chest congestion. This calms the baby and gives a restful sleep.
  • Helps in symptoms such as body ache and restlessness due to cold and cough
  • Relieves congested lungs, this roll-on has natural herbs for nasal and respiratory congestion and soothes
  • Herbs used in roll-on help babies with better sleep. It works perfectly for babies from 0+ months and above
  • The roll-on is free from harmful and harsh ingredients such as petroleum wax, parabens, etc


Panikoorka: Panikoorka or Plectranthus amboinicus, is a popular remedy used in South Indian states to treat coughs and colds in children. The plant is known for its numerous therapeutic benefits and is particularly popular in Kerala. In South India, people say that you should grow panikoorka in your house if you have children. Panikoorka is an Ayurvedic herb, the leaves are used for treating common colds, cough, and fever in babies and adults. It is a natural antipyretic and is most effective in children.


Mentha Arvensis: Ancient people used field mint tea for colds. Today it has been revived and is still used for medicinal purposes. It widely helps upset stomachs, gas, and sore throats. It can also be used for culinary purposes, and in hygiene products.

Benefits Of Natural Cold Relief Roll-On : 

  • Helpful in clearing congestion in the chest and nasal path.
  • Relieves Sore Throat.
  • Promotes Restful Sleep.
  • Promotes Easy Breathing.
  • 100% natural and safe ingredients.

Directions To Use : 

Gently roll it over the baby's clothes, chest, back, and bottom of the feet. For the blocked nose conditions, apply it on a fresh cotton cloth and keep it on the baby’s sleeping side, so the baby can smell it now and then. Re-apply every 2 to 3 hours till symptoms subside.

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