This is a sponsored post on behalf of Little Remedies. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Now that the kids are back-in-school, my goal has been trying to help my family stay healthy & fight off germs. This year is my girls’ first time in school, so I wasn’t surprised when they came down with a cold the second week of school! As any parent of a little one knows, bringing your child relief from a cold can be frustrating.
My daughters, twins, are two, so they don’t really know how to ‘blow their nose.’ They become miserable and uncomforable due to their stuffy, little noses! All I want to do is bring them relief! Fortunately, there are ways to bring those little noses relief – safely and effectively.
1. Keep Hydrated. Aid the body in recovery by helping your child to get lots of fluids. Water or diluted juice are great options. We also like to make homemade popsicles. They’re fun, soothe sore throats and deliver fluids to the body!
2. Clear the Nose! Using natural saline drops is an effective way to bring relief and hasten recovery. We trust Little Remedies Saline Spray/Drops for our kids.A non-medicated, for-all ages solution to dry or stuffy noses, Little Remedies can be used as a spray or as drops. I love that Little Remedies has the Stuffy Nose Kit. Having one of these for each of my three kids is definitely the way to survive cold season. Each kit comes with the Saline Spray/Drops and a Nasal Aspirator – great for children who cannot yet blow their nose or are having a hard time.
3. Cool Mist Humidifers We have one for each our children’s rooms and I swear by them! The mist will help loosen congestion and keep passages moisturized.
4. Rest, Rest, Rest. Encourage your little one to get rest & help recover. And true – getting a 2 year old to ‘rest’ or even sit still can be a challenge! Rest can simply be coloring a ta table or playing with blocks quietly on the floor.
5. Soothe the Skin! I always feel so bad for my kids when their little noses get irritated and red from constantly wiping. Consider using a child-friendly face wipe – some specifically desigend for wiping noses and faces. You can also apply a bit of ointment to moisturize the area – I like to stick with a natural, non-irritating ointment.
6. Shower Trick. If your little one is very congested, spending time being held by an adult in a steamy bathroom can be very helpful in relieving airways and minimizing congestion – especially when a cough is involved.
I hope that you and your little one stay healthy and stuffy-nose free this season &
that these tips are helpfu!
What tips or tricks do you have for making your little one feel better when they are sick?
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