Winter remedies for kids with coughs and colds


There’s nothing worse than listening to your child coughing and sneezing, it makes you feel so helpless. Thankfully, there are natural remedies that can help relieve their symptoms. It can be that when you collect them from creche or school they are coughing or sneezing, especially at the start of the school year. It’s a good idea to have a couple of things in the cupboard for these times.

ForTuss Otosan is ideal to help relieve coughs and is suitable for a dry or productive cough. It tastes good too which is important for kids. I love that it’s suitable from one year of age as there is very little for this age group. It’s suitable for the oldest member of the family too! It contains Manuka Honey, renowned for its anti-microbial properties.

Elderberries are traditionally used to help with respiratory problems there’s lot of supplements. Biocare Children’s Elderberry Complex is one option, it’s formulated for children aged three and above. It has a fruity flavour and can be taken straight from the spoon, or mixed in food or drinks. Elderberries are a natural source of vitamin C and zinc.

To help support immunity, top up on vitamin D, as it’s antiviral and supports immunity. BetterYou Vitamin D Oral Spray is a great option for kids as there is no struggle swallowing large tablets or chewing unpleasant tasting pills. It is easy to administer, a simple spray onto the inside of their cheek. Most parents love this product as there is seldom any argument. Choose between the infant or the junior depending on the age. And of course, don’t forget yourself, you need to stay on top of your game. You can choose between the 1,000iu or the 3,000iu BetterYou Vitamin D Oral Spray.

A healthy diet is important, and not always easy to achieve with young kids. However, keep an eye on the number of dairy products and sugar they eat as they can contribute to excess mucous production and aggravate the problem. You might like to top up their nutrient level with a multivitamin, you could consider BetterYou Junior MultiVit Oral Daily Spray, like the vitamin D it’s sprayed onto the inside of the cheek.

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