It’s not easy when your child falls sick. Bubba caught a cold about 1.5 weeks ago, so we kept her at home for about 3 days to rest before putting her back into school. Didn’t expect her to fall ill again but I guess one can’t really help it since we do bring her out with us pretty often.
Just over the weekend, we saw a little girl with a runny nose sneezed right in front of Bubba. Our eyes widened in shock but yet, we knew it was of no fault of the little girl. We could only hope that nothing happened to Bubba. But oh well, days later, we saw signs of an impending cold. Well, we can’t really blame the little girl either. Maybe she caught the cold somewhere else.
Here are our arsenal of remedies and stuff that we use when Bubba is ill that I think helps her when she has a cold.
Thieves Oil : As a preventive measure and to boost Bubba’s immunity, we oil her sole with 1-2 drops of Thieves oil daily. Apparently, Thieves Oil is a blend of five essential oils (cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary) that are highly effective in supporting and aiding a healthy immune system.
Olbas Inhalant Decongestant Oil for children : This was gifted to me by my sister and boy was it god-sent! I love using this to relieve congestion for Bubba when she has a blocked nose. I add about 3-4 drops of Olbas for Children to a tissue and place it just out of reach. I also add 2 drops of this on Bubba’s pyjamas at night. I like to think that it has a soothing scent that’s effective in giving her tiny blocked nose some relief.
Tea Tree Therapy, Eucalyptus Chest Rub : My sister recommended this gem-of-a-find chest rub that’s safe for babies and children which I promptly purchased from iHerb. It’s got such a nice soothing scent of Eucalyptus Australiana, Lavender, Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil. When Bubba has a blocked nose or cough, I love massaging this onto her chest for comfort and to keep her chest warm through the night. It also helps with relieving nasal and upper respiratory congestion.
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Last but not least, I’ve been religiously diffusing the Immunity Booster Blend from Mount Sapola for a couple of hours before we head to bed at night. Hopefully, this would help boost our little family’s immunity.
Hope you find this post useful if you are wondering what items can be used on a baby to treat their cold/ cough and give them some respite. If you have other items that I should definitely check out or use, please do share them with me!