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Edit: This post was updated on 1/13/19.
It’s winter and we’re all crying inside a little as either a) our kiddos are sick, or b) we are trying to keep them away from other sick children while maintaining our sanity of still being able to see other human beings. Oh wait, that’s the stay-at-home mom in me coming out 😉 Some winters are worse than others for us. This year is proving to be one where we keep mildly catching sicknesses which is still not fun. I try my best to use natural remedies. This is not to say I won’t ever take other things, but normally what I am about to share with you works. So here are 4 ways to help your child get better naturally this winter season!
1. Elderberry Syrup. I cannot stress my love for elderberry syrup enough. The benefits in general are incredible but is so important to take for sickness. It helps with flus,colds, sinus infections and can even help prevent cancer! Also, it tastes delicious and my kids basically beg me for it. Over the years I have bought the syrup (I like this brand) but this year I started making my own when I found this DIY Elderberry Syrup Kit online. It was really easy. Just add your own local raw honey (or maple syrup if giving to a child under the age one 1). It smells and tastes amazing.
2. Maty’s Products. Maty’s is a new company I learned about recently. They have cough syrups and chest rubs that can be used for even young babies (just check which one you are ordering). They use organic, natural ingredients and includes 10 IMMUNE BOOSTERS (zinc, ginger, ACV, etc). You can find them in your local stores on on amazon and are just a great way to help your child get better naturally.
3. Vitamin C spray. If you look at the ingredient list on this particular spray you will find a long list of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs. I give my kids just one spray at a time and they also likes the taste of this. We use it as adults too, but just give ourselves a higher dose of sprays.
4. Essential Oils. I almost solely use the brand Plant Therapy Essential Oils and I am not paid to say that at all. I just did my research and can’t say enough wonderful things about this company. From the quality, purity and price to the synergies and kid friendly line, I just love it! I have lots of different oils from their kid-friendly line and use them on Emmett. I will diffuse around Hadley, but their roll-ons are not meant for kids under the age of 2. Some nights I will diffuse Immune Boom and Sniffle Stopper in their room but I’ve also rubbed Immune Boom onto Emmett’s back (with a carrier oil, of course) and placed a couple drops in his baths, too. In the past I have mixed a couple drops of Sniffle Stopper with coconut oil to rub under Emmett’s nose to help him breathe easier and diffused some lavender and lemon together when he had a cough.
My list has not changed much over the years. What I am sharing are tried and true 4 natural ways to help your child get better naturally. We thankfully have not gotten to the point of needing antibiotics or gotten terrible sicknesses. I don’t say this to brag. I just say this to share what a blessing these natural remedies have been to our family.
What are you go-to remedies? I’d love to hear what you use!