Nobody likes seeing their children sick. But honestly, it feels like they get sick at the most inconvenient time. Take a look at what I do and their colds only last a few days.
When they are younger they don’t understand how to blow their nose. But try to teach them or suck it out the mucus. When one gets a cold the whole house gets it. (Try these easy tips before heading to the doctors)
Children vitamins and extra vitamin C
1/2 teaspoon of natural honey
Fresh squeezed orange juice
Warm decaffeinated tea with lemon and honey
Lots of fluids (Even if it’s ice pops)
Put a cool washcloth over the forehead and eyes (Maybe even a warm bath)
Chest rub (Put it on the bottom of their feet and add socks all night)
Warm soups (Little at a time)
You can try to prop their head up with some extra pillows.
*This one works with babies as well, we stand in the bathroom with the water running hot. The steam will help them breathe when their nose gets stuffy.
All the above plus…
Gargle with warm salt water (if their throat is sore.)
4oz. of Apple juice with 3/4 teaspoon on apple cider vinegar (with the mother) (1 or 2 times a day) I do this every day but with 2 Tablespoons of ACV and I was able to prevent myself from the flu when all the boys had it.
You can also add the chest rub to their chest and add a hand towel there so it doesn’t get too messy.
If you allow it. Let them suck on a cough drop if all else fails.
I’ve heard some friends say they put garlic in their orange juice. I’ve personally never had that before but if you have let me know what you think.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING EXTRA SLEEP!
My children fight extra sleep but I try to lay down with them to make sure they get a nap or go to bed extra early. Good luck and give lots of extra snuggles. Let me know if I forgot anything. Love ya, Mary xoxo
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