All Natural Cold and Flu Remedies for Kids

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It happens to all of us at one time or another. One minute, your kid is jumping around the house playing a game of hide and seek with the cat, the next minute, they come to you coughing and sneezing with a fever of 101. With more than 200 viruses hanging around at any given time, it’s no wonder that colds and flus are so common, especially during this time of year when people are huddled together in one room enjoying the holidays.

There are plenty of ways to help ease those ugly cold and flu symptoms however. Everyone wants to take special care of their children and not use any of those toxic over the counter cold treatments, but it’s so painful to sit and watch your child suffer with a stopped up nose or coughing all night long, unable to sleep. There are plenty of natural stuffy nose remedies that can give both your child, and you, some relief. Keep reading for the best natural home remedies you can give your little one to help make them more comfortable.


1. Rest

It takes energy to fight off infections and viruses. When your child is resting, their body can spend more energy fighting off the cold. This is not always easy for small children as they quickly become bored lying in bed. This is a great time to let you child watch their favorite movie or TV program again and again. Try to occupy them with books, coloring books and crayons, some favorite toys, or puzzles.

Sometimes your child just doesn’t want to lie in bed any longer. If that’s the case, try to make resting a game. Build a “tent” in the living room with a sheet and some chairs and allow them to bring pillows and blankets inside and watch TV from there or bring some toys into the tent. Sometimes your child wants company more than anything else. If you can, spend some time reading to them or make an exception and let the dog come inside and sleep in their bed.

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