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 (parents.com).

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.