For seven months, I've been one lucky mama - Paige has been happy, smiley and healthy. By yesterday at 2 p.m. I was convinced someone had swapped babies on me overnight. She cried ALL. DAY. LONG. And not just whimpers. Full on wails. No smiles. No playing. No napping! By the time Daniel got home form work, I had just about lost my mind. We figured she was just adjusting to being back home (we had spent the week prior in NY). She went down at 9 without much fuss - and then at 11 p.m. the "fit hit the shan" if you know what I mean ; ) Her bloody-murder screams jolted us both out of bed and we ran into her room to find Paige hysterical, with both nostrils clogged up. Poor baby! She obviously had a cold, but luckily no fever. I'm sure she felt pretty bad, but I think the worst part for her was not being able to suck on her binky (she couldn't breath out of her nose, so she had to keep her mouth open). We did all we could to help her clear out her nose - saline drops, that aspirator bulb thingy (SO THAT'S WHAT THAT IS FOR! ), humidifier. She was finally able to go back to sleep and actually slept through the rest of the night.. but I could hear whimpers over the monitor every once in a while, probably tossing and turning wondering why the heck she couldn't breathe through her nose! I called the doctor first thing this morning, but they said it sounded like a run-of-the-mill cold, and to keep doing what we were doing. As long as she didn't spike a fever and kept eating, she was fine and it just had to run its course. BOO! Don't they have a magic pill for baby colds? Guess not : ( Does anyone know how long these usually last for? And has anyone had any luck with natural remedies? My Google search for ideas proved pretty lame.