Thursday, July 10, 2014

All Natural Toddler Cough & Congestion Remedy



     As much as possible we try to eat and use natural ingredients. Including when we need medicine. I have some bad reactions to cold medicines and so does my husband so over the years we have perfected different natural blends of ingredients that work really well, without the harsh medicines and chemicals.
   When your toddler is sick there is little access to cold or cough medicine. They are too young for many children's medicines and those are usually only recommended if your child is really sick. However, what if your child has a small cold? You need something to help relieve your toddler's cough or congestion.
         If your child is over one year of age and able to eat honey you can try this concoction. It is a great cold remedy that we use for Xavier along with congestion if he needs it and it is all natural. It lasts about 4 to 6 hours. It makes almost two Tablespoons and we give it all to Xavier right now who is thirty pounds in weight. So you may want to adjust it depending on the age and weight of your little one. However, it is all natural so it should not hurt them. You want to mix it so it is a lighter consistency than just the honey, but honey should be a tad bit heavier than the lemon juice as it helps the taste if you have a picky toddler.



All Natural Toddler Cough & Congestion Remedy
- 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. Honey
* 1/3 Cinnamon (only needed if there is congestion with cough)



Mix together and give amount to toddler. This makes Two Tablespoons for a 30 lb. child you can adjust accordingly, though it should not hurt your child unless they are allergic to any of the ingredients. 








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15 comments:

  1. Hi, I just wanted to mention that this remedy really does work. It works even better if you buy and use local honey that is harvested straight from the hive. On top of helping with a cough and sore throat, local honey helps you build up a resistance to allergies. You can also use it on cuts and scrapes. It's a natural antibiotic.

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  2. Btw, the confirmation thingy to prove that I am not a robot is really a pain. I would comment more and have tried, but I get the runaround with this thing thinking that I am a robot. Even when I know for certain that I have typed exactly what I am supposed to. Is it really necessary to have one of those things on your blog comments section?

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    1. Thanks for the honey tips. Unfortunately, I do not have control over the robot thing. Due to this being a public blog it does get spam comments a lot that I delete so Blogger insists on having it on all public blogs. I apologize for the inconvenience. I do so appreciate your comments. :)

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  3. This is a very helpful remedy and a great alternative especially for children instead of giving them over-the-counter remedies. Great tips! - Howard Long

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  4. 1/3 cup? I am not sure about the cinnamon measurement.
    Mieshia

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    1. I apologize Mieshia it is a 1/3 tsp of cinnamon. That is the part your child may not like, as it does not taste as great. However, if they have congestion it works really well to help clear it for them. Hope your little one feels better soon!

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  5. do you give them the whole 2 tbsp. at once?

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    1. Yes, it usually ends up being about two and a half teaspoons. You can use a little more or less. We don't have a problem giving it to Xavier as he loves it and it tastes good to him. He calls it his "honey medicine" and likes it. If your child does not like it you can use a dropper to put some in it and you can give it to them as you would any other medicine, Just be sure to clean the dropper so it doesn't get sticky. This is also for a 30 pound two year old, you can tailor it down by weight and age if needed. I hope that helps.

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    2. thank you appreciate the speedy reply!!

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  6. What dosage would u recommemd for an adult?

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    1. We usually just double the dosage for adults. It is very similar to a hot toddy recipe. My husband swears by removing the cinnamon and adding a shot of Jack Daniels heat in the microwave for 5 seconds and drink. I prefer it regular and just double the dosage with cinnamon also and skip the whiskey.

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  7. Can I give this to my 6 month baby?

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    1. No, this is not recommended for kids under the age of 1 as they should not have honey. Honey is not pasteurized so there is always the worry of botulism if it is given to children under the age of 1. Lemon or lemon juice in some water you can give to a six month old and that helped when he was little. Also if it's congestion a humidifier works wonders.

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