This past week my kids and I were fighting another cold. Hopefully the last one for this cold/flu season. I hate seeing my babies sick.
It warmed my heart when my oldest asked for honey lemon tea. <3
So how do we fight colds naturally?
First we start with the Kids 0-9 homeopathic cold and flu medicine. Before my more natural ways, I used Kids Tylenol or Advil, and I find this just as effective. It will relieve a dry cough, congestion, mucus, and reduce pain and fever. It costs roughly $9, and can be found at most drug stores.
Did you know that Baby and Children's Tylenol contains parabens to extend it's shelf life - a preservative that is linked to cancer. Just another reason to go natural!
The brand Kids 0-9 is safe for even infants. I gave it to my youngest at 5 weeks old and we are using it again now. The company also has a nighttime version of their cold/flu medicine - but we have yet to try it.
For my toddler, we cut out the dairy! It just increases congestion. We revert to water and teas. My youngest is nursing - so he gets the extra anti-bodies from my milk!
Since my oldest is over 2 years old, I also use Kalaya Breathe Easy Vaporub. I put it on the bottom of his feet at night, and then put socks on his feet. It really helps with nighttime coughing.
We also use a cool mist humidifier at night, I find this really helps to minimize coughing.
*All opinions are my own, and these products were purchased by me.