So, this is going to be a stupid FTM post but DD has her first cough due to cold and I'm not sure if I should be doing something more. She had croup when she was 4 months old but this is not that, obviously. She's never really been acting "sick" but has had a very runny nose for almost a week and the cough started a couple days ago. She's acting normal, sleeping fine (she wakes up coughing occasionally but doesn't cry and goes right back to sleep) and doesn't have a fever. For all these reasons I haven't called the pedi and she was just in there for her 9 month check-up and was fine.
So, my question is when do I call about the cough and what can I do about it? How long should it last? It's not getting worse, but it's not getting better either. Is this just normal? I have a steam/humidifier that we used when she had croup. Should that help? She's at DC today and DCP says she's playing normally and eating and all that, but I just wish the darn cough would go away.