(NAPSI)—Heres good news for parents: There are many safe and natural ways to relieve lifes sniffles, bumps and bruises. When small babies catch big colds or take mighty falls, you can comfort them quickly by using tried and true natural methods and medicines.
Creating a natural medicine chest at home can be easier than you think. For example, when your child is teething, you can use ice blocks and cold washcloths. They help soothe swollen, irritated gums fast. Many families find them better than numbing benzocaine-based creams.
For aches and swelling from bumps and bruises, many families keep arnica on hand. Its plant based and aspirin free, and relieves pain fast with no side effects. Arnica is generally available in tablet, gel or cream form. Some parents carry it wherever they go.
Cuts, scrapes and skin irritations such as diaper rash can be treated with lanolin, an oil that is derived from sheeps wool. Also keep calendula extract on handits a popular main ingredient in many creams and works wonders on chapped skin as well.
During cold and flu season, a good nights sleep is essential for all the family. Its also important to practice good hygiene, so encourage children to sneeze into the bend of their elbow, and wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water. Traditional homeopathic medicine can be used for big colds in tiny bodies. Always read and follow label directions.
By creating a natural medicine chest, you can be ready with medicines that are safe and natural for your childs young, growing body. For more natural medicine suggestions, visit www.hylands.com.
Theres also a community of parents to connect with online through Hylands Facebook page. Hylands baby products, such as Baby Cough Syrup for infants 6 months and older, are available nationally in natural food stores, groceries, supercenters and pharmacies such as Walgreens.
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