The flowers are blooming, the pollen is coating our cars and we often find ourselves with stuffed up heads and often congestion. Some people can shake it off, but others really suffer through the Spring season.
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It’s especially hard to watch little ones with congestion and breathing problems, especially since they are experiencing many of these symptoms for the first time.
It’s not unusual for nasal congestion to migrate to the ears (ear infections) and chest (lung infections).
Here’s natural remedies and solutions to help with children through the allergy season.
Bella B Natural Chest Rub
Products like Vicks are too strong for babies and little ones. Bella B Little Bee Soothing Chest Rub is a gentle way to help soothe baby’s stuffiness by using the natural vapors of eucalyptus and lavender to help open airways and calm baby.
As a light cream, Little Bee Soothing Chest Rub is easy to rub in and massage baby’s chest and neck, leaving skin soft and moist. Menthol and petroleum free, therefore not too overpowering, greasy or messy. Baby massage create a wonderful bonding moment while helping to soothe symptoms that come with colds and congestion. Hypoallergenic and free of parabens (artificial preservatives) Use as needed.
Natural Exposure Through Honey
Local Honey: in children over 15 months of age, local honey is often touted as a remedy. Anecdotal evidence lends to why local honey might prove very effective: when bees pollinate flowers, some of the pollen remains on their legs ultimately making its way into the honey we eat.
Like homeopathy, that natural immune response is therapy similar to how vaccinations work. A small amount of expoure can help the body respond with antibodies when a larger amount is exposed. Either offer it to your child by the teaspoon, or mix it into a mild herbal tea drink.
Is there anything that probiotics can’t do? It is becoming common knowledge that the immune system starts in the gut. In fact, more than 80% of your immune function is stored in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract! It should be no wonder that research keeps surfacing that links probiotic use to reduced risk of allergies. There are many probiotics for kids options (chewies, drinks, yogurts) available at local grocery and health food stores so that everyone can find a good fit for their child, and for their age.
When the nose starts leaking, sometimes we resist drinking water because it seems like an endless cycle. This is the time to hydrate more than ever! A body that is not hydrated will just produce thicker mucous which will lead to worse infections. Hydrate Hydrate! Water bottles, sippy cups and even popsicles will work!
Thank you to Bella B for providing their wonderful natural products to review. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.