It’s that time of year where it seems kids have colds more often than not. It can be a lot to juggle caring for your kids along with all the other things in your busy things in life. Here are a few tips that might help get them better fast so you can get back to the baseline parenting chaos
Make sure they get plenty of rest: Encourage your toddler to get plenty of sleep, as this will help their body to fight off the cold.
Offer fluids: Offer your toddler plenty of fluids, such as water, juice, and broth, to help loosen congestion and prevent dehydration.
Use a humidifier: Using a humidifier in your toddler’s room can help to add moisture to the air, which can help to relieve congestion.
Keep their nasal passages clear: Use a saline nasal spray or drops to help clear your toddler’s nasal passages and make it easier for them to breathe.
Try over-the-counter cold medications: There are several over-the-counter cold medications that are safe to use in toddlers. However, it is important to read the label carefully and follow the dosing instructions.
Use a vapor rub: A vapor rub can help to relieve congestion and make it easier for your toddler to breathe.
Keep your toddler comfortable: Provide your toddler with soft, comfortable clothing and a warm place to rest. You can also use a warm compress on their chest and back to help alleviate congestion.