One of the most worrying times for new parents is when their newborn gets their first cough or cold. Some parents are lucky. Perhaps it is the time of year when they are born, perhaps it is because they have strong immune systems, but some babies seem to miss the coughs and colds until two or three.
Some don't and it can cause parents a lot of concern and distress - so to baby.
Being restless and upset may be the first sign that something is not quite right. This may also be accompanied by a slight temperature rise.
A runny nose will normally follow fairly quickly and it this that causes most distress to both baby and mother. The baby appears to struggle to breath and mother feels helpless.