I’m over on Toddler Times today sharing my 10 favorite green, natural and homemade cold and flu remedies. We’ve been hit by sickness the last few weeks at our house, and I’m using some of these on a daily basis!
But, I’m still trying to figure out the best way to kill a coughing fit in the middle of the night. My daughter has been waking up almost every night coughing, and while many of these things do help after a while, I’ve yet to find something that will knock her cough right out, so she (and I!) can go back to sleep as quickly as possible.
Do you have any recommendations for natural and effective remedies for bad coughing fits?
Be sure to head over to Toddler Times to see my suggestions for Green and Natural Cold Remedies!
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Kinda Crunchy Kate says
I was up on and off all night last night with coughing fits. I’m interested to hear what people say because I need some sleep tonight!
Melinda J. says
Great ideas! Thank you for including essential oils in your suggestions. I love the Young Living brand’s “Thieves” blend of essential oils, which includes eucalyptus. You can put it on the bottom of your foot or on the side of the foot. You can gargle with it. You can diffuse it into the air regularly. I’ve had Thieves in my house for 1 1/2 yrs and last winter, we only had 1 cold, and it wasn’t too bad. I don’t sell Thieves, but I think it’s worth mentioning here. Thanks!
Jennifer @ kidoing! says
I had bad coughing fits, including chronic bronchitis, for a good part of my life until I removed dairy from my diet. It has changed my life dramatically and I wish I did it decades ago. If your daughter does consume dairy, you may want to have her avoid it until she is feeling better (if you are not already doing that). I recently wrote a series on my blog about how going dairy-free changed my family’s life. If you are interested, it’s at http://kidoing.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/dairy-free-series-a-better-healthier-life/.
I hope she is feeling better soon!!!
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