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Honey and cold ?

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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My baby turned one yesterday. He is sick with a cold or flu or something(fever, cough, probable sore throat). It just occured to me that honey might help his throat, but since he just turned one I wasn't sure if I should go ahead and give him some or hold off on it a little longer. Thoughts? Any other suggestions? I'm using a humidifier, nursing him as much as he wants, using a natural baby chest rub and giving Tylenol or ibuprofen when he's really miserable and can't rest.

Here's my little Valentine's baby Beckett.
 

by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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hapababies
by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Do you have any essential oils?
Also, hylands makes a couple different cold remedies. My favorite are the sniffle and sneezes and tiny cold tablets.
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ashuiren
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:28 AM

I think I have lavender EO and peppermint EO on hand. Lavender gives me headaches, though, so I've been hesitant to use it with him. 

Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Feb. 16, 2013 at 4:55 PM
Hope he feels better soon.
Mrs.Salz
by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I'd go ahead and give a little raw honey personally. Storebought honey is mainly corn syrup, and also pasteurized so not a risk but not going to help at all either.

Most cases of botulism (the risk of raw honey for babies until 1) in recent years have actually come from other foods such as broccoli, not honey.

amazzonia
by Bronze Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:43 PM

If you use an organic good one you will be fine, don't worry 

catholicmamamia
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 12:42 AM

It his immune system is good, it should be fine. 


                
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catholicmamamia
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Hope he feels better soon! 


                
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JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Feb. 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM

I would give a little raw honey.

VintageWife
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM

I'd give a little and nurse and use the humidifier too.

Cynthje
by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

I gave a little bit of honey at that age, i make tea with honey and a little bit of lime for sore throats, i use local organic honey.

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