Home Remedies For Child’s Cold

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!

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 2+

Children vitamins and extra vitamin C

Immunity oil to rub on the back of neck and wrist (They also have one for sinuses)

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.

Children 5+

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 done that before but if you have let me know what you think.


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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8 thoughts on “Home Remedies For Child’s Cold”

  1. I think too many parents take their kids to the doc prematurely. At home remedies and waiting it out usually work most of the time. I totally agree with the extra sleep. I tell my kids that when they sleep, the germs (bad guys) fall asleep so the super heroes (medicine) can find the bad guys easier and destroy them so they’ll get better faster. 😂

  2. My boys always seem to get a cold when in inconvenient times. OTC medicines rarely work which is why we often have to just ride it out. I do believe that these techniques works for myself so I could see it working for kids as well.

  3. Thank you for all these natural suggestions of methods to treat colds. I’m especially grateful you included suggestions for children between 2 and 4, because there are so few things that can be safely done for them. I will be sure to keep decaffeinated teas on hand now.

    1. Mamarohrerspride

      For sure and they really like feeling “BIG” when they drink something hot. Thanks for stopping by.

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