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New baby has her first cold, and it reminded me that we need to stock up on remedies for her older sister!

We love Nature's Way Sambucus Elderberry Syrup for prevention and while sick. And Boiron's Chestal for coughs. We always have Emergen-C and Echinacea tea on hand.

We have found the last couple years that keeping our vitamin D levels good helps a ton. We've been using Carlson D Drops for that. The other thing my husband and I swear by is Lemon Ginger Echinacea juice. Works great, though it is a tough sell to the 6 year old. lol.gif

We've tried Asian Pear tea and it seems to really help with coughs.

What are your trusted remedies for your kids during cold and flu season?

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Bumping for any input?  Would love to hear what other folks do. :)  My medicine cabinet is always ready for good remedies.


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You about coverd what i would say, other than I try to include some garlic, and some ginger tea...  And take ginger for any type of inflammation or pain.  Keep in mind though that in order for vitamin D to be effective you need to ensure you are taking in enough vitamin K, check out Mercola's latest research on this.  I also try to open the windows and get fresh air as much as possible throughout the winter.

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Yes!  Fresh air helps a ton!  


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