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How to keep coughs and colds at bay

by 21stcenturymummy on November 3, 2009

Here are 7 ways for you and your family to avoid colds and coughs this winter:

  1. Take vitamins regularly to keep immune systems strong and help prevent bugs. I take multi-vitamins and give my 2 year old daughter liquid Haliborange.
  2. If you do feel a cough/cold coming on take Echinacea. It often stops them progressing, although not always!
  3. First Defence was recommended to me to take on the onset of a cold, you can get it from the pharmacy, not sure I used it properly.
  4. Wash your hands regularly.
  5. Get some rest (easier said than done with a baby or toddler).
  6. If your child does get a bug, give them a tonic from the pharmacy to keep up their energy.
  7. My father-in-law says you should drink a hot toddy: whisky, honey and lemon – however it just makes me feel sick!

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How to keep coughs and colds at bay

by 21stcenturymummy on November 3, 2009

Here are 7 ways for you and your family to avoid colds and coughs this winter:

  1. Take vitamins regularly to keep immune systems strong and help prevent bugs. I take multi-vitamins and give my 2 year old daughter liquid Haliborange.
  2. If you do feel a cough/cold coming on take Echinacea. It often stops them progressing, although not always!
  3. First Defence was recommended to me to take on the onset of a cold, you can get it from the pharmacy, not sure I used it properly.
  4. Wash your hands regularly.
  5. Get some rest (easier said than done with a baby or toddler).
  6. If your child does get a bug, give them a tonic from the pharmacy to keep up their energy.
  7. My father-in-law says you should drink a hot toddy: whisky, honey and lemon – however it just makes me feel sick!

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Mums don't get sick days!

November 3, 2009

Once you have a child, even if you are ill, you simply can’t feel ill. Mums don’t get sick days! Over the summer, we have managed to avoid any bugs, however the weather is getting colder and this weekend I got a bad cough/cold and lost my voice. Today I felt terrible and forlornly waved […]

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Mums don't get sick days!

November 3, 2009

Once you have a child, even if you are ill, you simply can’t feel ill. Mums don’t get sick days! Over the summer, we have managed to avoid any bugs, however the weather is getting colder and this weekend I got a bad cough/cold and lost my voice. Today I felt terrible and forlornly waved […]

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