Are you getting super anxious about germs during the sick season? Like you want to follow your babies around with disinfectant wipes kind of anxious?
So, for the whole of the sick season, I start with things that PREVENT sickness! These are my go-to probiotic, immune system building supplements and vitamins that I give my babies. Dr. Christopher’s formulas (Vitamins & Immune) are my favorite, and as you can see in the picture they are used frequently!
And the RAW probiotics kids I love to put in the kids’ cereal or morning milk to drink. I only used about 1/4 tsp for my babies 3 years old and under. The recommendation is for 4 and up, but I was told in the natural foods store that it was fine for babies, too. And it’s worked great for them!
Big bonus: No constipation from the RAW probiotics! And it helps them if they are starting to feel under the weather.
Next, if my oldest (who is three) starts getting a runny nose, sneezing and borderline coughing I run to the Similasan (recommended for age 2+ and has immune support), Elderberry and/or the Echinacea.
I love Similasan especially more than Tylenol or Ibuprofen because it helps the body fight instead of suppressing it, you know? Or maybe you didn’t know. Tylenol and Ibuprofen are for pain and fever, so we like to limit use of these medicines for when our babies need help with a high fever, or need help resting from the pain, but it isn’t the first thing we grab when our kiddos are sick. It’s the harder choice, cause you have to teach your kiddo to sense the pain and rest for their body to get better, but its grown some super power immune systems in our home!
Do you know a way that could help that fever quick and natural? Experienced mom tip coming in hot: put some coconut oil in the palm of your hand, drop two drops of peppermint oil in the coconut oil. Rub your hands together to activate, then rub up and down your baby’s spine just a few times with the palm of your hand. Then wrap up that baby and contain the oil so it absorbs through their spinal cord. I’ve done this on my small toddlers and myself and it works almost instantly to lower your fever.
Now for the babies under two who are showing early signs of the sickies, I use Zarbee’s brand! Elderberry and Honey, Agave and Ivy Leaf, Eucalyptus chest rub, you name it. I’ve used all except the ones that add melatonin, cause you gotta wait til your baby is old enough for that.
Last but not least, I just discovered Maty’s Cough and Mucus and it is all-natural and all amazing.
Also, don’t forget the vitamin D drops and calming tablets for the wee little infants. There are a lot of Vitamin D supplements for baby’s out there and I’ve tried a few and they are HARD to give to a wiggly baby. So instead of going through all of them like I’ve had to do, go buy Zarbee’s with the syringe.
Secondly, get the Hylands baby calming tablets. It’s little tablets to help calm fussy times, like the witching hour! You know, dinner and onward into the bed time routine? And you can give three tablets every fifteen minutes, four times, and then every couple hours after then if the fussiness continues.
That completes my list! If I don’t have anything listed here that would help your baby in particular check out the brands I mentioned on Amazon. They all hold a lot of products that are natural, homeopathic and immune-supporting instead of suppressing!
Please share this article so that others can prepare during this sick season and not be scared of the sickness, but prepared and strong during it all!