Oral syringe helps kids "sip" water without completely waking up
Melanie's doing what she must to help her toddler sleep through his cough:
My little guy (22 months) has been hacking and coughing at night for some time now. I find that one way to calm the cough is to let him drink a bit of water. But, if he sits up and drinks water from a bottle or sippy cup, it wakes him up, and makes things worse for all of us. So what I do is get a cup of water, and use a syringe to get it to him...he can stay lying down, and half the time he doesn't even really wake up. And, it eases the cough to let him get back to sleep.