We do not laugh with the health of babies and children! Also, it is always better to consult a doctor or pediatrician in case of illness. However, like us, our little ones sometimes get slack. They may feel smeared or have a few minor sores. In these cases, knowing some natural remedies from grandmother to relieve her children is always a plus. Here is a list of basic remedies to concoct with a few ingredients from the cupboard and a lot of love! Something to comfort your little patients in addition to the doctor’s treatment.
1) Honey, comforting as you wish
In addition to delighting the taste buds of toddlers, honey is essential in case of sore throat and cough. It will indeed line your child’s throat to relieve pain and irritation. It is also delicious in hot milk to help her sleep better. Remember, however, that this golden liquid is prohibited for infants under one year of age because of the risk of botulism.
Good to know: For a sore throat, you can also give a marshmallow! Marshmallow is indeed very softening.
2) lemon juice, one of the remedies for colds in children
Like honey, lemon juice can be used on its own or in combination with other ingredients. In addition to being rich in vitamins, this citrus fruit is very effective against nasal congestion and the symptoms associated with a big cold. We can consider making a honey-lemon mixture in equal parts to heat slightly and give a spoonful to a child to relieve it.
3) baking soda
Baking soda has many health uses. In babies, it is used especially against thrush or diaper rash. However, among young and old alike, it is especially appreciated for its soothing effect on insect bites ! It is used in particular to stop itching in the event of a mosquito bite. To do this, we mix the powder with water to form a paste and apply to the bite itself, which will quickly be forgotten.
4) oats to soothe irritated skin
Excellent for a full and healthy breakfast or snack, oats are also a great help in relieving and soothing irritated skin. It is used in particular very commonly in infusion in the bath to calm the itching in case of chickenpox. For a very soothing bath, slip a large handful of oats, a few spoonfuls of baking soda and possibly dried lavender into an organza bag to immerse in water.
Like Hepar’s water, plums are a good remedy in case of constipation in toddlers, even in its juice form. There is indeed a high content of dietary fiber which gives it this natural laxative power. It’s a change of prunes!