Survival baby’s 1st cold

What it looks like

a runny nose, congestion, cough, and fever. Your baby may also have difficulty sleeping and eating. (It is hard babies to nurse or take a bottle when the nose is stuffy.)

The 1st two months babies need extra care

"Until your baby has their first round of shots at 2 months, you should be extra cautious," says Mary Ian McAteer, M.D., a pediatrician in Indianapolis. It's best for newborns to avoid crowds, so if you can leave your newborn at home (

Keep Baby close

When you go outside, stay at least six feet from anyone who's coughing or sneezing. If baby is in a stroller keep the canopy down, and cover it with a light blanket to deter people from touching the baby.