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Are There Home Remedies for My Toddler’s Colds?

My poor little guy is sick so often — sniffles galore — and I tend to be partial to home remedies over OTC meds. Are there any home remedies for kids with colds?
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Updated September 15, 2020
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Bulb syringes can ease his symptoms (until he’s able to blow his nose with a tissue — usually around age two). And many adult home remedies for the common cold can help relieve your toddler too: steam, keeping his head elevated, honey (now that’s he’s over a year old), fluids, and, most of all, sleep. But unfortunately the best cure for the common cold in toddlers is, simply put, time.

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