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Our family is going through our first cold of the season. (Is it only October?!? Ugh. LOL) I'm wondering if there's any ideas, tips, old wives tales, etc. to help boost a toddler's immune system to try to keep away those cold germs? (besides the usual handwashing)
 

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Echinacea! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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vitamin d3!
 

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Vitamin C and plenty of rest. And avoiding places where lots of kids hang out indoors or be sure to wash hands thoroughly after visiting indoor playgrounds, etc.<br><br>
Be sure with the handwashing to sing <i>Happy Birthday</i> twice -- that's about how long it takes using soap and water to really get hands clean.
 

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I highly recommend Children's Sambucol. You can find it at most health food stores/organic grocers. It has been incredible in helping my DD stave off colds, and get over them super fast when she does get them.
 

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Cod Liver Oil. Hands down. Get a good brand and take it everyday. I swear, we get things so mild if we do come down with symptoms at all if we take everyday.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I highly recommend Children's Sambucol. You can find it at most health food stores/organic grocers. It has been incredible in helping my DD stave off colds, and get over them super fast when she does get them.</div>
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We're a Sambucus family here! We just get the regular version, and there is an adult and child's 'serving' on the box. I was very skeptical at first, but it has helped us reduce colds and stay healthy.<br><br>
Another thing is raw garlic (if you can make something like pasta with raw garlic, or hummus) and lots of oranges. My toddler loves big spoonfuls of garlic.<br><br>
And we do take cod liver oil, as well. I usually get one mild cold, and the kids might get something, but nothing that slows them down. My dh has allergies, and sometimes he'll get something that slows him down for a day, but garlic really helps, as well as a Netti pot! Netti pots are worth the money.
 

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Mommy milk. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol">
 

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Vitamin C, plenty of it esp when you're fighting a cold (ignore the RDA, it's a joke)<br><br>
CLO/fish oil<br><br>
Probiotics<br><br>
Mama milk, if you're still nursing!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Cod Liver Oil. Hands down. Get a good brand and take it everyday. I swear, we get things so mild if we do come down with symptoms at all if we take everyday.</div>
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seconded. need that vit. A. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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