When your baby has his or her first cold, it can be downright painful to see them not feeling well. When my first baby had his first cold, all I wanted was to soothe his pain and make him as comfortable as possible. With the help of great mom advice, we both survived his first cold with flying colors. 8 years, 3 kids and hundreds of colds later, I'm sharing those same tips with you. Tips for Surviving Baby's First Cold.