You will probably find when your child goes to playgroup or nursery that they get lots of coughs, colds and sniffles.
Children often cough when they have a cold because mucus trickles down their throat. It can be upsetting to hear, but coughing helps clear away phlegm from the chest or throat.
There is no cure for a cold or flu. It is normal for a child to have eight or more colds a year. There are some good things about this though as it helps the body build up a natural immune system.
Most bugs will run their course without doing any real harm because they will get better on their own, however there are things you can do at home to help:
If your baby is under three months, or you are concerned, contact your GP.