Cold season brings with it a host of symptoms. One of the most frustrating and disruptive features of the common cold is dealing with a persistent cough–both the wet and the dry variety. I’ve searched high and low for the best cough remedies,especially the best cough remedies for kids at night.
Uncontrollable hacking keeps everyone up at night and makes resting difficult for the sick person.
Whether coughing comes from a virus, bacterial infection, allergies, or environmental irritants, when you have a persistent cough, you just want relief.
As a mom, I just want to give my children relief when they are hacking and rasping at night. I diffuse oil. I make them soothing rubs. I sleep sitting up with them in my arms.
I went on a mission for the best cough remedies for kids. I’ve polled other parents. I’ve searched the internet. I’ve questioned our pediatricians and nurses.
Some of the coughing tips work for one child but not the other, and vice versa. Some of the remedies have soothed my husband’s coughing fit but others have done nothing but annoy him. Each one of us is different with different bodies so I have many remedies compiled.
It’s amazing how many different tips for relieving coughs that you can get from other parents.
Links to the Best Cough Remedies For Kids I’ve Found
Popsicles with a Purpose: How to stop coughs, inflammation, and help digestion with a treat
15 Cough Remedies for Kids at Night
10 cough relief tips from other parents – I especially loved the tip regarding essential oils to diffuse and the “steamy” shower.
In more cough relief tips – I focused a little more on the sleeping environment and how that can help relieve coughing. My husband is getting over a cold and sometimes moves to the couch because it is less drafty in the living room. It seems to be helping.
I use these homemade shower soothers to give the kids a little bit of relief in a bathroom billowing with steam.
What are some of the ways you’ve found to relieve nighttime coughing? I will be publishing some more cough relief tips soon so stay tuned!
My favorite products for coughs and colds:Hepa Filter Vicks Vaporub Warm Steam Humidifier
Sambucol gummies because it speeds up healing and prevents the bug from spreading to other family members
Eucalyptus Essential Oil in our Diffuser
Don’t forget these tips to help prevent sickness in the first place!