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Natural Remedies for Baby & Kiddie Colds

by Sarah on May 30th, 2011

The product that made me want to write today’s post is known as Olbas. The lovely Anne from Spotless reminded me about it when I last visited Cape Town. I imagine lots of you have heard about it before, even if it’s something that you haven’t used in a while, but remember from your childhood.

It’s a natural remedy made from six different herbs which relieves colds, sinusitis and nasal congestion. Olbas has been invaluable to Lily, Graeme and I this Autumn and early Winter, and I know it’s going to continue to be throughout the next few months too. (Just a note about Olbas for babies: don’t put it directly onto their skin. Rather just put a couple drops onto their sheet while they sleep).

Because this natural remedy works so well for me, I thought today I’d share some others with you which I’ve found on few different sites. I’m purely going to give you a little list and then give you the links to read up more about them and advice about using them – if you’re interested.

  • Echinacea
  • Elderberry
  • Garlic
  • Zinc lozenges
  • Chicken Soup

Coping with the Common Cold

Natural Cold Remedies for Children

Natural Infant Cold Treatments

Natural Cold Remedies for Kids

Enjoy reading!

  • Tiffany @ NOH

    Thanks for sharing my natural cold remedies for kids essential oil mix. It’s worked great for us in the past. 
    You’ve got to be quite careful with oils and kids — especially babies and toddlers — because many of the oils, even when highly diluted, are just too strong for them. I’ve often put a few drops of this into my daughter’s bath water and also in a massage oil which we used on her whenever we changed her diaper. 

  • Anne Spotless

    Hooray for Olbas. A couple of drops on a tissue placed nearby is enough for little uns, or tucked into the fold of a pillowcase for kids (or adults).