Milk boiled with a bit of turmeric is very soothing & something warm is very comforting as well, the turmeric provides immunity & healing from within. I also like serving all the meals a little warmer than usual & stick to simple meals as the digestive system is poor at these times. Moong dal khichadi, dal-rice with a bit of home-made ghee is best. I give him plenty of orange juice, lime juice, actually the point is to provide Vitamin C, which is very deficient when one has a cold. We also make a potli of a thick cloth & fill it with ajwain (ova), and heat this over a pan/skillet & use this potli to warm up the child, touching the head, nose, chest, ears, back, feet; This provides quick relief to small babies. Another thing that I discovered quite recently but works fantastically well is actually the result of a research carried out in Canada. Here is what we have to do: When the child is going to bed, apply generous amounts of Vicks on his/her soles (feet), and cover them with socks. This gives a warmth to the entire body & does all the things that Vicks would have done had you applied it to the chest, back, nose, head etc. This also ensures a full night of sleep. (this has worked for my son!!). Why I like this method best is because, my son used to spread the Vicks into his eyes if I put it on his head or nose.
Monday, August 6, 2007
"Aachooo....Aachooo" sound like very familiar right? and when it is your little one making that sound, your heart melts seeing them is such agony & discomfort. My son is just recovering from his bout of cold. I know a lot you moms have gone through those days of sneezing & sleepless nights, not only coz the kids suffer but others in the family also apparently catch it. So I thought I will share what I do when my son has a cold, and the remedies work well for us adults as well.