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21 Blogs with Recipes for Home Remedies to Help Fight Your Child’s Cold

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Hannah Anderson of Full-Time Nanny has put together a comprehensive list of blogs with home remedies and solid advice to help a child with a cold. 
According to the FDA, over-the-counter cold and cough medicines should not be given to children under the age of 4. The reason for this is that the FDA studies show that these medicines don’t really work on kids and could cause side effects in some children. So what do you do for your child when they are suffering from a cold? Take a look at these home remedies, says Anderson,  and homeopathic treatments that can soothe your child’s cough and cold symptoms naturally. 
 These 21 blog posts will share home remedies for coughs, stuffy noses and earaches.

Cough and Sore Throat

It can be frustrating for a parent to listen to their child cough and cough and not be able to do anything to help. The cough leads to a sore throat and a lack of sleep, which just makes the child feel even worse. These home remedies work on adults as well as children, so remember them the next time you are sick too. Take a look at these homeopathic treatments for cough and sore throat on these seven blog entries.

Effective Home Remedies for Kids Cough Mustard oil is recommended for its warming and antibacterial properties.

Home Remedies for Cough Relief Honey and plenty of liquids are suggested on this blog, among other suggestions.

7 Ways to Calm a Cough Your Pediatrician Won’t Tell You About An interesting suggestion of a pediatric Tuina massage is one of the many suggestions on this site.

Homemade Remedies for Kids Cough A recipe for garlic tea is just one of the remedies this blog shares.

Home Remedies for Cough in Toddlers Rubbing nutmeg paste on the toddler’s feet or making a bundle of garlic and other aromatics to lay by the toddlers head while sleeping are just two of the remedies on this blog.

Herbal Remedies for Cough Many suggestions can be found on this post, including several solutions for gargling to help with a sore throat.

Home Remedies to Treat Dry Cough in Children Several different remedies can be found in this article, but the ground raisin and sugar syrup was the most unusual.

Stuffy Nose

Your poor baby is having trouble breathing and isn’t sleeping well because of it. You can’t give her a decongestant or nasal spray, so what are your options? You can help your child use a saline spray to clear her sinuses and maybe put a humidifier in her room that contains some menthol to open up her air passages. Find these and other remedies when you read through the following seven blog articles.

10 Natural Cures for Kids and Parents with Colds Many cures to help clear the sinuses can be found in this post.

Stuffy Nose Remedy (Baby Safe) Several essential oils are added to water on the stove and simmered.

5 Ways to Unplug a Stuffy Nose Nasal saline is suggested, as well as breathing strips and steam.

Sinusitis? Stuffy Nose? Wash it Out! Two videos showing children how to use saline to clear the 
mucus out of their nose.  Here’s one of them

Home Remedies for Stuffy Nose This blogger suggests avoiding dairy, which could increase mucus production. Eucalyptus oil added to a steamer can also clear up a stuffy nose according to this post.

Stuffy Nose Remedies Sniffing an onion is suggested, as well as eating spicy food. Many other suggestions are listed on this post.

Home Remedies for Stuffy Nose—How to Clear Nasal Congestion Tomato tea is recommended in this article and an explanation for how you can make it.


Earaches can really bring your little one down for the count. Parents often feel helpless when caring for a young child when they are sick. Don’t worry, you do have options. These home remedies should help your child feel better and reduce the symptoms, at least for a little while, so that she can get some rest. These remedies are boasted as safe for children, so check out these seven blog entries to find treatments that you can try right away.

Home Remedies for Children: Use Garlic Oil to Relieve Ear Infections Putting warm garlic oil in the ear followed by some cotton can help an earache.

Vinegar for Ear Infections This blogger explains how to use vinegar and alcohol to treat ears after swimming to prevent an ear infection or to treat an existing infection.

Earache A long explanation of how your child gets an earache and a list of different oils and juices that can be put in the ear to reduce the pain can be found here.

Ear Ache Home Remedy This blogger describes baking half an onion and allowing the steaming onion fumes to go into the aching ear.

Pediatric Ear Infections & The Home Remedy That Works For Us! Hydrogen Peroxide is dribbled in the ear and allowed to bubble a few times a day to cure the infection.

Ear Infection Remedy Two different types of ear infection cures are discussed in this post.

Simple Home Remedies for Ear Infection An acupressure point is shared in this post, along with a mixture of mustard oil and garlic.

Keep these home remedies on hand so the next time your child gets sick you won’t feel so helpless to help your little one. Before trying any remedy, however, it’s important to seek council from your child’s healthcare provider.


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