One thing I remind myself of often is that kids are going to get sick, and in fact, they need to get sick. It's vital for the development of their immune systems so that their immune systems can grow into a robust and innately intelligent part of their body.
Now, I know as a parent myself, that seeing my kids unable to breath through their nose, or sleep through the night because of a cough or cold is hard, really dang hard.
Our job as parents is to get our kiddos feeling better, faster. This is where I thrive. I love to see their sniffles and scratchy throats disappear in a day or two, rather than a week. It brings me such a sense of satisfaction to know I helped them feel better, faster.
If you’ve been around here for a bit, you know there’s certain things I ALWAYS keep on hand. As someone who experiences anxiety I feel so much more at ease knowing I have these in the house. Because what’s worse than hearing your kiddo sneeze a bunch of times and realizing you don’t have Elderberry Syrup in the fridge?
SNIFFLES & SCRATCHY THROAT
Homeopathy - Aconite, Hepar Sulf, Pulsatilla, Spongia (discount code TASHAROSE)
On Guard & Breathe doTERRA blends
Essential oil chest rub
Herbs to make tea (ginger, astragalus, licorice root, echinacea)
Vitamin C (20% off over $150)
Arsenicum Album homeopathy (discount code TASHAROSE)
Nourishing Elixir w/water
Homemade gatorade (water, lemon, honey, salt, #TRgatorade for recipe on IG)
BRAT diet (banana, rice, apple, toast)
BUG BITES, STINGS & SCRAPES
Tweezers to pull out stinger
Activated charcoal mixed w/ coconut oil covered with a bandaid to draw out venom
Apis Mellifica homeopathy (discount code TASHAROSE)
Histaminium Hydrochloricum homeopathy (discount code TASHAROSE)
BLDG active skin repair - clean version of neosporin
Did I miss something? What’s something you always have on hand that I didn’t mention? Let me know what I need to add.
I hope this helps you feel more prepared, and remember our kids are going to get sick. It’s vital that they do. Your job is to help them get better, faster, and we are here to help you with that!