How to Help Your Little Ones When They are Sick
One of the most dreaded feelings is seeing your kiddo become ill. Particularly because I had my baby during a time when COVID-19 was prevalent, I was worried. When he first got sick I knew I wanted to provide him with organic products that would boost his immune system so he could fight it mostly himself.
When I first notice him feeling unwell, I give him Mommy's Bliss Elderberry Immunity Support. Also, if I find out that a child at daycare or somebody we have been around had come down with something, I give him this to fill his body with vitamins. In addition, keep your little one away from sugar. Sugar weakens their immune system. Stick with the CRAM- cereal, rice, applesauce, and milk, and BRAT- bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast diets. Soup, crackers, fruits, and veggies are also nutritious foods to eat.
After that, if I notice symptoms such as a runny nose, headache, cough, etc. worsening I give him medicine. Check with your pediatrician for doses and if symptoms worsen for further advice. The items below have worked wonders for my little one. He has done well with all of the suggestions below. They contain no dyes or sugar. Let me know in the comments which brand below you like best.
A handy tip before heading to the pediatrician to get shots is to give your little one some Tylenol/Acetaminophen. I initially did not do it and then regretted it when we got home. He was fussy and did not want to settle down. I now do it every time and he comes home and falls straight to sleep.
Before putting him down for the evening I give him a warm bath. I love adding vapor bath bombs, vapor drops, and vapor soap to help with his breathing. I allow him to soak in the bath for as long as he feels comfortable. Once he is ready I get him out of the bath and use the saline spray and nasal aspirator. This helps to drain the congested snot from his nose. I then rub Vicksrub on his chest. I dress him, give him nighttime medicine and a bottle of milk.
Next, I put on his humidifier and put his essential oils in the diffuser. (You can also do this during naptimes) Essential oils are amazing to use since they clear airways, ease coughs, and strengthen the immune system. The top six oils I use are eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, lavender, frankincense, and tea tree oil. They are very effective natural remedies to help your body heal quicker. You can even mix them together. Essential oils can be used in many ways to help your body and I love having the diffuser on constantly in my house. Not only does it keep the air clean with its antiviral properties it smells amazing too.
Lastly, I put his white noise machine on and he is ready to be put into his crib. It can be tough seeing your little one unwell. Please remember that these tips are for mild/medium symptoms. If your little one is getting worse, bring them to the doctor. I hope these tips can help you deal with those long sick days and nights. Comment below your favorite remedies and if any of my suggestions worked out for you!