Beat Cold & Flu Season With More Natural Medicines for Kids
Every year I feel as though cold & flu season has gotten longer and longer. In fact, I don’t think there was a cold & flu season this past year – it was year round! I am very fortunate in that my kids, husband and I don’t get really sick very often. The kids really don’t have to go into their pediatrician much more than their annual check up. I personally like to attribute that to the great chiropractic care that we are able to receive on a regular basis. However, we all still get those common colds, and sometimes a croupy cough to go along with it.
When the kids start to get the sniffles I immediately implement extra hand-washing for the entire family, hydration, disinfectant, and rest. Each of the kids have their own Monster Care Kit to help them through their sick day. You are welcome to read my instructions on how to make a Monster Care Kit. If these simple things don’t knock the cold out of the park, then I make sure they get checked out by a chiropractor (grandpa or dad). Chiropractic has been especially good for my kids when they have the onset of an earache. I believe we have avoided the use of antibiotics numerous times because chiropractic has been able to get the jaw aligned properly, which in turn helps the ear to drain properly. There are occasions where the kids’ colds are bad enough that we combine chiropractic with a mild over the counter medication.
I am pretty cautious about what I will give the kids in the way of medicine. I like to understand the ingredients in the kids’ medicines, and try not to get anything too heavy or strong. Over the past couple of years I have noticed brands coming out with medicines where a prominent ingredient is honey. I absolutely love this idea! Little Remedies uses the “Less is More” approach in their products, using as few ingredients as possible. This is an important factor for me when it comes to the meds my kids might be ingesting. Little Remedies keeps their OTC medication free of alcohol, artificial dyes (ever think about that in meds?), and artificial colors. This philosophy and practice that the Little Remedies brand implements is one that I feel I can get behind. The fewer ingredients and lack of artificial ingredients helps me stay more true to who I am in my more holistic approach to illness. I’m not all naturale, but I try to be more conscientious.
Little Remedies carries a Honey Elixir product that I would feel comfortable giving my kids when they are fighting a cold. Little Remedies For Colds Honey Elixir is a natural alternative to traditional cough syrup products. Of course like the name says, the main ingredient is honey. The honey in these products is good for temporarily soothing sore throats and coughs, naturally!
Many of you may already know that the many infant and children’s cold and pain medicines were pulled from drugstores. Little Remedies For Fevers Infant Fever/Pain Reliever is one of the only brand name fever reducers for infants, that is currently on the market. That tells me that someone is pretty confident about the ingredients in this product. Our babies can get sick too and sometimes we’re at a loss for what to give them. It is nice to know there is a trusted product out there!
What tips & tricks do you have for beating cold & flu season?
A couple of the kids are battling a little cold right now. I am hopeful that we can combat the cooties on our own, but if not, I am happy to know there are more wholesome and natural medicines out there that I can offer my kids. I hope you all are staying healthy!
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I use zarbee’s natural cough syrup , homemade gingerale , or vick’s honey cough syrup.
When my kids start showing the first signs of something coming on, I give them a Tablespoon of Honey with 1/4 Teaspoon of Cinnamon twice a day. It definitely takes the punch out of whatever they’re getting and shortens the lifespan of it as well–little trick that tastes good and boosts the immune system naturally!