Tips on helping my toddler get over their cold/cough?

What are the best tips and tricks to get rid of a cough/cold in a toddler?? We use a humidifier, and we just discovered honey, which works well, but it’s still not gone. He just turned three and attended preschool and playgroups daily, so he’s definitely always around germs. Obviously, there’s no way to stay away from germs but wondering if anyone has any tips That they use with there littles when they get sick! Thanks


A vaporizer at night, use bulb syringe to clear nose as much as child will tolerate…also, I’ve been researching lately because my 4 yr old has stayed sick it seems since he started preschool in August. I assumed it to be the same thing as the OP, germ increase. I’ve learned now though that it may be mold exposure in our home or possibly radon exposure. We are still researching both ideas to see. Both cause significant sickness and allergy type symptoms especially in young kids that often go misdiagnosed as everything else under the sun. So just some ideas to ponder there.

Warm bath and baby vicks

I change the bedding and Lysol a lot. Coughing on it then breathing it back in. Teaching kids to keep their hands out of their mouth and covering using the crook of the elbow … Washing often …

See if you can do mucinex cold and flu… helped my daughter get rid of it quick… or you can try dimetap cold and flu if possible

My daughter had a new cold every week in preschool. It’s a rough year for school germs. Rough!! Lots of rest. Disinfecting. Changing bedding. Washing when getting home from school.

Teach importance of hand washing. :grin:

Vicks and probiotics. 80% of illness starts in the gut. If it gets worse make sure its not bronchitis or pnemonia or rsv

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Vicks on bottom of feet covered with socks,sitting in steam and probiotics and a little antibiotic ointment under the nose…


Keep up with the honey and Vick’s his chest, back and feet. Works great with my 4 year old son. Oh and saline drops for his nose. Hope he feels better soon! Nothing worse than your little one being sick.

Talk to a doctor :woman_shrugging:

Has he seen his dr for a preventative medicine

Cool mist humidifier, baby Vick’s, nose frida, cuddles and elderberry. Hylands cough syrup works amazing too!

Humidifier. Vicks on the feet with socks at bedtime. Multivitamin. And extra sleep for bodies to recover.
I also know that some parents are against medicines, but I give extra meds to help them feel better quicker. When they’re a little older then I’ll back off and let their bodies fight more and more, but with flu season being harsh and sickness rampant in schools…medicine.

Rest and elderberry! That helps my girl!


Rub a pea amount of Vick’s on child’s feet also chest. Really helps caugh.

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Elderberry gummies and probiotics!

Elderberry syrup. Otherwise sounds like ur doing the best u can. Lots of fluids too!

Vitamin C, Elderberry, honey tea


Super high doses of vitamin c. Elderberry. Warm honey water.