We have hit cold and flu season at our house. My kids’ noses are running like a faucet, they are waking up in the middle of the night with coughing fits, and I had to keep my daughter home from school for two days last week because she had a fever. Yuck!
The other thing that is not fun is trying to figure out the best ways to help your child recover from their illness as quickly, and safely, as possible. Many of the cold and flu medicines out there are not approved for children under four, and they may also contain unsafe ingredients. Of course, most colds and flu just need to run their course, but there are some natural and homemade remedies that you can safely use to help ease your toddler’s discomfort, and hopefully help them, and you, get the rest you need.
Here are 10 green and natural cold remedies that we use in our house:
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