We’re not saying they’re going to get sick anytime soon, but just in case they do (we’ve come to realize that holidays really have a way of spreading the germs around), this month’s SavvyFive brings you natural yet effective ways to prevent those colds in the first place, as well as to make your crew (and you) feel better if they do. Achoo!
hydraSense Easydose Hydrating Nasal Care
Good for: Gently cleaning, emptying and moisturizing baby’s nasal cavities
Why It Made the List: We’ve all heard the stories about those heroic moms who suck the mucous out of their newborn’s nose to help them breathe more easily when they catch their first cold. And it is hard to watch your tiny baby suffer with a plugged-up nose he doesn’t know how to blow (age two is the magic age this happens). But wouldn’t you rather stock up on these vials of sterile, salinated sea water that can be used to gently clear nasal cavities and moisturize crusty noses? ($15 for 30 doses, other formats available for children and adults. Widely available.)
A. Vogel Echinaforce Junior
Good for: A natural way to prevent and fight off the common cold
Why It Made the List: Chock-full of Echinacea, which is known to stimulate the immune system, these yummy-tasting, chewable, orange-flavoured tablets not only work to help children flight off colds, but also assist in relieving cold symptoms. It’s also available in an adult, non-chewable format in case you need some, too. ($15.29, available at avogel.ca and most Shoppers Drug Mart stores)