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It’s here, no doubt. Cough syrup season, that is. Within the first week of school being back in session, all three of my daughters were sick with a cold and cough.
I prefer to use homeopathic remedies, especially when they’re young, so it’s great to have products like Homeocan’s homeopathic cough and cold syrups on hand.
This is especially important for younger children and babies. There is no approved pharmaceutical cough or cold syrups for children under 2 years old in Canada.
Homeocan’s cough and cold syrups are gluten free, 100% natural, no sugar added, GMO free, and non-drowsy, so you can feel reassured that it is safe for little bodies.
They are specifically designed for children aged 0-9 years of age.
So let’s talk about avoiding getting a cold in the house in the first place! The average child gets 6-10 colds per year (according to WebMD), and we all know how easily it spreads through the home once it starts.
The number one way to avoid spreading germs that cause colds, flus and other illness is hand washing. Teach your child to wash hands properly, with warm water and soap, and regularly.
Teach your child to sneeze or cough into the crook of their elbow and not into their hands. Better yet, into a tissue.
KEEP THEM HOME
If they’re contagious, keep them at home.
Teach your child to stay away from the sneezy + coughing children at school, not join in their germ fest.
Try to have your child use only his or her own school supplies and definitely don’t share lip balm, earbuds, makeup or other personal care items.
Put a little pouch in your child’s backpack with tissues and hand sanitizer and be sure to show them it’s there and how and when to use them.
CLEAN OUT THAT BACKPACK
Crumbs, old school work, dirty clothing, get it all out of the backpack and lunch kit and clean them out regularly.