My almost 2 year old son has a bad phlegmy cough and his nose is running constantly. What do you moms do to comfort a sick toddler? They don't sell cough/cold medicine for kids under 4 years old. I've been rubbing Vicks on his chest and using the bulb syringe on his nose (which he hates - but his nose is raw from Kleenex), I have the humidifier going and am having him drink juice during the day. My MIL suggested honey to soothe his throat.
Any other suggestions or remedies you've used successfully? Or store products that are ok to use? I just want to ease the symptoms of his bad cold until he gets over it.
How close is he to 2? If he's very close here is my suggestion...I'm sure someone will jump down my throat for saying this, but honestly all those cold medicines were recalled and warned about for being unsafe because of stupid parents who were overdosing their kids. Our doctor started prescribing DallergyDM (basically just pseudofed and guaifenesin) for my son when he was 2 and would get sick and it has been a lifesaver. You can call your doc and ask, I mean it depends on what your doctors views are on the subject but it would be worth a try.
If nothing else steam up the shower real good and sit in the bathroom with him fo 15 or 20 minutes. That always helps a lot. And your MIL was right, honey really does help.
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