Natural Baby Cold Remedy

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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:

  1. Fridababy NoseFrida® The Snotsucker Saline KitI 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.
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  1. 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.
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  2. 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

The author of this site encourages you to consult a doctor before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition. No information on this site should be relied upon to determine diet, make a medical diagnosis, or determine treatment for a medical condition. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. For more information please read our full disclaimer here. SaveSaveSaveSave

Published by snackswithjax

Sarah is the creator and mom behind "Snacks with Jax", a social media community of over 85,000 parents/caregivers, where she shares her son's meals, nutrition information, and evidence-based tips for feeding children. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition emphasizing in Wellness from Texas Woman's University and years of experience as a culinary instructor working with ages 2+. She has coached hundreds of parents & caregivers through the journey introducing solids to babies and also navigating picky eating with toddlers and older children. Her focus is on establishing a life-long healthy relationship with food for children while also empowering, encouraging, and educating their adult caregivers.

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