Having a sick little one is the absolute worst thing ever.
Jax is currently 5 months old and we are experiencing our first battle with the constantly changing weather. Yesterday was in the 40s, today the 80s, tomorrow back to the 40s…
As a nutritionist, my LAST line of defense is traditional medication. I feel that Hippocrates was right when he said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.
Since he is currently just miserable with a constant cough and stuffy nose, I set out to find a safe & natural way to help my sweet boy!
Here are a few things I recommend for a sick little one to help:
- Fridababy NoseFrida® The Snotsucker Saline Kit–I know, I know, the concept is so gross. But I promise it is not that bad and when you are desperate enough you will try ANYTHING no matter how gross it seems. But this actually has a foam filter that keeps everything you “suck out” from being sucked into the straw & mouthpiece.
- Oilogic Stuffy Nose and Cough– I love it because it is clean, natural and free of petroleum, phthalates, parabens, sulfates, gluten, dyes, mineral oil, artificial colors, & synthetic perfumes. It is made of: Orange Peel Oil, Siberian Fir Needle Oil, Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Lavandin Oil, Cypress Leaf/ Nut/ Stem, & Tea Tree Leaf Oil. With Castor Oil and Jojoba Oil as the Carrier Oils.
- Humidifier– this will help to alleviate the dryness your little one is experiencing due to the constant irritant of coughing. Personally, I do not believe the brand matters for a humidifier but if you need a reference, our Vicks humidifier cost less than $20 and works like a charm!
Pro Tip: Add a pinch of salt in the humidifier to help it begin to work more quickly
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