Like adults, babies get sick. But unlike their grownup counterparts, babies can't tell you what's wrong. Their inability to verbalize what hurts or how they're feeling can cause serious stress among parents and caregivers who are left to guess when their little one is feeling a bit under the weather. Since they can't tell you when they're sick, it might be helpful to know the signs your baby is coming down with a cold so that you know what to look for.
The common cold, also known as an upper respiratory infection, is caused by many small, imperceptible viruses, according to an article that Dr. Greg Germain wrote for Babble. Since you and your baby likely leave the house and spend time among other people, your both probably exposed exposed to these viruses often. It's important to note that, most of the times, these colds aren't anything serious. In fact, according to What To Expect, a baby's cold often lasts around 10 days. The site also noted that babies aren't as contagious once their runny noses clear up, which is worth knowing.
By knowing the signs that your baby is coming down with a cold, you can give (or get) them the care they need to make sure that they're back to their normal selves as soon as possible.