November is almost upon us and our family has already gone through two rounds of colds since the baby has been born. One of the most challenging things for me as a mother is to make sure that my kids stay healthy. When kids are under the age of 5 there really are not any meds you can really give your kids for coughs and colds. There are the over-the-counter meds for fever or pain, but even so, I really don’t relying on those meds all the time. Before having kids, I would try to use natural medicine to cure my ailments before turning to conventional meds. It was only natural for me to turn to homeopathic and natural curing of ailments when I started having kids.
Boiron is not a new company for me in fact, I have used their homeopathic pellets for simple ailments in the past. When I found out their headquarters are located so close to me, I knew I had to get to know their company a lot more! Even though I have used some baby homeopathic meds for my girls, I knew there were more medicines for these toddlers of mine.
Here are a few of my favorite products and new essentials for my little family:
Coldcalm – Children’s Coldcalm -I have used this the past 2 weeks, for the first time in fact. It is perfect for my almost 4 year old toddler since she is the one that is most susceptile to catching colds. Somehow I need to help her immune system to grow stronger. These pellets are ideal for cold relief including anything that comes along with colds like sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and minor sore throat.
When my oldest daughter catches colds it lingers for a long time but I noticed after taking the Coldcalm along with elderberry wellness syrup, that her cold was cut shorter. No one else caught the cold other than her middle sister but it was not as strong as most colds these girls get. These pellets have specific instructions to catch the onset of a cold where they are administered every 15 minutes for one hour and then lengthened to be given every 2 hours until symptoms get better.
While it is hard for kids to wait for pellets to dissolve, I love the fact that what they are taking will not make them drowsy or interact with anything.
Calcarea phosphorica 30C – Recently my older and middle daughter have been going through leg pain which only seems like growing pains. My oldest has been growing so quickly which only makes her exclaim, “Why are my legs getting longer mommy?” So cute. Luckily, kids ages 2 and older and even adults can take this. I am glad to make this medicine part of my cabinet.
Chestal Cough Honey – Children’s Chestal Cough Honey – Once the cold started on both girls it developed into a shallow cough but nothing that was painful. We went through the whole bottle in 2-3 days with both girls which yet again seemed like their coughs subsided quicker than usual. The combination of ingredients in the bottle help with every aspect of a cold, from the phlegm, dry cough, or cough that keeps kids up at night.
Not only is there a cough syrup but there is another one that is also for a cough and cold. With the cold season approaching, I am hoping that we can ward off anymore colds.
Cocyntal Colic Relief– It has always been the same with all my girls, but colic is something that babies commonly have especially if a mom is nursing. There is nothing like having a baby constantly crying and writhing in pain because of gas pain and irritability. I have already started using this homeopathic remedy when my 3 month old daughter has colic during the afternoon hours. It works like a charm and I totally see the results with my baby’s diapers. While I try to stay away from trigger foods that cause colic in a baby, sometimes it is hard to stay away from the occasional dairy.
I find myself even when I watch what I each that a baby can be colicky no matter what. This definitely is something I keep in my cabinet by ordering them ahead of time. Such a life saver! There are other products that require a syringe but these single use doses are easy to use. I gently squirt the contents into her mouth.
Camilia – Teething Relief – Another great single liquid dose for babies 1 month and older is Camilia. If you can detect, most homeopathic remedies contain chamomile, which is a natural ingredient that aids in relieving pain and irritability accompanied with it.
My third baby is teething earlier than my other girls and I simply cannot believe it. Sometimes it is hard for me to detect a baby with colic pain or if the baby has pain having to do with teething. My baby is has been gnawing her little hand like it is a tasty ice cream. I am glad that I have homeopathic medicines to relieve a baby otherwise it would be a lot more challenging to handle. These are free of benzocaine which is a plus!
Hydrastis canadensis 6C – These pellets are for those suffering from post-nasal drip which can be very annoying when trying to get rid of a cold. There is one thing having a runny nose but when the mucus runs down the throat it can irritate the throat. These come in the blue tube and are safe for kids ages 2 and older and also for adults.
I love the fact that a lot of the pellets are safe to treat kids but even so, there are references online to help when dosing your family. Boiron provides Homeopathic Medicine Finder showing different categories for symptoms occuring for the person which ailments. It was super helpful for me as I was looking for solutions for my kids and for the rest of my family.
While I am only sharing my experiences with these homeopathic remedies, I am not a professional but I am a mother interested in using a safer and alternative to convetional medicine. I LOVE that Boiron offers training for consumers that helps anyone interested to familiarize themselves with medicines available through Boiron.
Are you familiar with Boiron? How do you use it with your family?
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