Even though we’ve had one of the nicest autumn seasons I can rememeber here in Saskatchewan, that hasn’t meant that we haven’t had the customary fall illnesses! In fact, both my boys just recently went through one of the worst colds they’ve had in years. Fever, coughing, stuffy noses…they were two unhappy boys for a while! Now the worst of their illness is over, but both boys still have the sniffles and some occasional coughing. And to help them feel better fast, I turn to three simple and natural solutions!
Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to fight off the final symptoms of a cold, but drinking glass after glass of water does get pretty boring for kids. Fortunately, adding a squirt of lemon juice to the water turns the drink into a treat as far as my boys are concerned! And as an added bonus, lemon juice is said to soothe a sore throat as well! It’s a simple way of making sure my boys are getting enough liquid and helping treat some of their symptoms at the same time. [Read more…]