Watching your little one suffering with a cold and/or cough is no fun at all. You should always check with your doctor before administering remedies, but today’s post will give you some ideas for natural options.
Natural Cough and Cold Remedies For Kids
Baby Center recommends vapor rubs for ages 3 months and up. You can purchase safer versions for your baby. Vapor rub can make you feel as if you are breathing better and have a soothing effect that can improve sleep.
You can now find vapor rub products made specifically for babies 3 months and older. This baby-safe version of the familiar commercial rub contains petrolatum, oils, and eucalyptus. It doesn’t have camphor or menthol, which shouldn’t be used with children younger than 2. ~Baby Center
Honey (Only for ages 1 and Up!)
Honey should not be given to young babies as it can make them very ill. But, if your little one is 1 year or more, it can be a great option to soothe the throat. WebMD suggests that it may even work better for coughs than OTC cough medications. Only a small amount is needed before bed.
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Chicken soup is a classic cold remedy for a reason. Besides being soothing and nourishing, it has been shown to contain anti-inflammatory properties. If your little one is old enough to eat soup, this is a great option. Parents.com has some weeknight chicken soup recipes here
Does your little one have a lot of mucus?
Don’t panic if you notice his mucus changing from clear to yellow to green: It’s a sign that his immune system is fighting off the virus; it doesn’t mean he needs antibiotics. ~Parents.com
If you are concerned about the color of your child’s mucus, be sure to check with your pediatrician. Parents.com suggests using a few drops of saline and then sucking with a suction bulb to help clear out the nose.
Cool Mist Humidifier
If your child is coughing a lot, some steam may be needed. You can use a humidifier for this, cool air, or ave your child sit in the bathroom with a steamy shower if warmer air is required. This can soothe the throat and ease a hacky cough.
This specific type of massage can ease coughing in children and helps treat chest congestion. Tuina is a Chinese method for treating both acute and chronic coughing. Here’s how:
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