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How to Stop Coughing Fits In Children ASAP

How to Stop Coughing Fits In Children quickly and naturally

4-Step Process To Stop Uncontrollable Coughing Fits In Children.

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Coughing fits in children are something that I am very familiar with.  My oldest son's system used to be very sensitive when he was younger and he would get coughing fits anytime he got a bad cold.  The coughing fits would wreak havoc on his system and it was hard to watch as a parent.  Doctors would tell us there was very little we could give him because of his age.  One time we had an urgent care worker suggest a cough syrup that contained codeine.  I was shocked that this would be prescribed to children!  An addictive pain killer!! That's when I knew I needed to look into some natural remedies for coughing that actually worked. 

Thankfully, as my son has gotten older, his system has matured and a bad cold will no longer throw him into a coughing fit.  But I learned some secrets about  stopping coughing fits when I was going through this with him and I wanted to share it with you guys in case you are going through the same awful stuff with your little one.
I learned to take a 4-step approach whenever my son got a bad cold.  By doing these four things, I was able to both shorten the duration of the cold,  as well as greatly reduce the amount of coughing that it produced.  Not only did it work for my son, who an extremely sensitive cough reflex, but it has worked for my other two children as well.  I am happy to say that coughing fits are now a thing of the past in my household!

Here are the 4 things that I do whenever one of my kids get a cold:

1. Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup, 5.4 Ounce

Gaia Black Elderberry Syrup stops coughing in children
I was told about elderberry syrup from my home birth midwives.  Elderberry syrup has the same effect as cough syrup, except that it is stronger,  more potent, and doesn't contain the nasty chemicals.  Add to this that it is also all natural and contains a very high amount of Vitamin C.  Basically, this stuff is a miracle in a bottle!  I give my children 1 tsp. of Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup, 5.4 Ounce twice a day any time I notice they are catching a bad cold, and this stuff literally kicks the cold out the door.  The cold last less time, has a weaker effect on them, and doesn't bother their cough reflexes as much.  This is a true staple in any mama's pantry in my opinion.  Currently Amazon offer a $1 off with a clip coupon!

2.Vicks VapoRub Ointment, 1.76 Ounces

vicks vapor rub stops coughing fits at night in children
I know this product has been around for a while.  What's funny is that I never really noticed it or thought to use it until my grandma bought it for me.  One year my grandma came to visit us and my son was sick and struggling with coughing.  She went to the store and bought me Vicks VapoRub Ointment, 1.76 Ounces.  I put a very thin layer of it on my son's chest at night when he went to sleep, and it completely silenced his night coughing!! I just couldn't believe how great it worked.  I am careful to never put it near his nose as there are warnings about this.  I also do not put it on the soles of his feet.  I know that some people do this, but since I know that things enter the bloodstream very quickly when applied to the bottom of the feet, I don't do this.  All I do is put a very thin layer on his chest, and it works wonders every time.  This is also $1 off on Amazon with a clip coupon and if you are a member of Amazon prime its only $3.98 before the coupon, so it would be $2.98 after you clip the coupon.
3.  Two pillows to sleep on.

two pillows to sleep on helps to stop children from coughing at night
This is another trick that never occurred to me until that year that my grandma came to visit.  She told me that my son's head needed to be elevated at  night to prevent coughing fits.  The two pillows trick worked great and we didn't hear a peep from him.  I think the idea is that by elevating his head, you are preventing the mucous from running down to his throat.

4.  L.R. Rice 100% Pure Unfiltered Clover Honey, 16 Ounce

raw honey stops coughing fits in children

Raw, unfiltered honey is an antibacterial and anti-viral.  It must be raw and unfiltered to have these qualities.  To see all of honey's awesome properties, please read my post, Deep Cleansing DIY Bentonite Clay Mask Recipe.  I give a spoonful of this honey to my kids when they have a cold.  Not only is it killing the germs and viruses, but the honey is also coating the throat and helping to reduce any rawness that may be irritating them and causing a cough.  If your kiddos don't like to take honey pure, you can dilute it in warm water with lemon in a sippy cup. 

I hope you found this post helpful.  Doing these four things should dramatically reduce coughing fits in children.  If it can work on my son, I think it can work on just about any child!  If you enjoyed this article, you may enjoy some of my other mom life articles, which you can find under my page, Motherhood, located at the top of my site.  You can also find all of my health related articles under my page, Health, which is also found at the top of my site.

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