Keeping Kids Healthy (What Meds To Use!) 🌿Oct 04, 2023
How hard is it to have your kiddos under the weather?! It breaks our heart. AND then for many that also means needing to reschedule your work and routines.
When your kid gets sick, here are some tried and true remedies to kick it, fast!
The stores are stocked with cold and flu remedies, but many of them, even those marketed for kids, are packed with chemicals, dyes, artificial flavorings, and other toxic ingredients that I definitely don’t want my kiddos to have.
Over the years, I've discovered gentle, yet effective solutions that have not only helped my family weather cold and flu season, but have also given me peace of mind as a parent.
Here are my favorite natural and non-toxic remedies you can try:
It's perfect for clearing stuffy noses and soothing irritated sinuses.
My kids aren't huge fans of nose-blowing, so a few spritzes of saline spray is fast + helps break things up for them, and is a great alternative to a decongestant.
There's something so comforting about steam when you're feeling congested.
Give your kiddos a warm, steamy shower/bath when they’re not feeling well. It helps break up mucus and eases their breathing. Plus, it's a little dose of relaxation they need while feeling crummy. Maybe even diffuse a few drops of eucalyptus oil in the room, too!
Chestal Honey Cough Syrup
We recently had a cold go around for the kiddos the day we were leaving for a vacation. They were pretty miserable so I hopped over to the store to grab our go-to and in ONE day they were fully better. We gave it to them for 4, though, just to be sure! It’s called Chestal Honey Cough Syrup, for cough and mucus relief.
Chestal Honey Cough Syrup will help you manage their symptoms, the zinc drops will help you HEAL the problem. Low-dose zinc is approved in children for short-term use. During that drip I just told you about, I gave the kids a few droppers full of 15mg liquid zinc and it definitely contributed to their sickness going away so fast.
Genexa Products (true pharmaceuticals when needed)
When I do need to give them a pharmaceutical medication, Genexa is my #1 ONLY trusted brand.
Their products are organic, non-GMO, and free of unnecessary and toxic ingredients that are found in other store brands. Knowing I can rely on natural, safe ingredients is such a comfort!
They sell a ton of the “normal” medications you would take, but without all the toxic ingredients.
If you're eager to dive further into the world of non-toxic living, don't forget to order my book, "Eat to Treat: Your Three-Step Plan To Reduce Inflammation, Detoxify Your Life, And Heal Your Body." Inside, you'll find an entire section dedicated to non-toxic living, including insights on ingredients to avoid, helpful tips, and you’ll also receive my bonus Product Recommendation list for all my favorite products!
Wishing you and your family health and happiness always!