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My Favorite (store-bought) Cough Syrup

By Omamas @jeannjeannie

It’s that time of year.  Runny noses and chesty coughs.  My kids seemed to be hanging onto a minor cold forreeeevvvveeeerrrr.

I sort of blame myself.  About a week ago we were invited to the park to play with a new friend and I hated to pass it up.  It seemed they were almost over their colds, so I figured if they were bundled up we’d be fine (it was a sunny 40 degrees). They had a ball, but we all payed the price.  Their cough flared up, and my 4 year old hardly slept a wink that night.

Jeanne has shared a lemon-ginger-honey homemade cough syrup that I think tastes as good as candy, but my kids weren’t feeling it.   We’ve used it before (and it works wonders), but like many kids (and grown-ups) they change their mind a lot!

I ran to the co-op that morning, and grabbed the most familiar children’s cough syrup they had.

It’s inexpensive.  It works.  My kids like it.  So it’s a winner in my book.


I purchased it locally, but it’s available HERE in our Amazon store.

I don’t stress too much about colds, as it gives their little immunities a chance to get a work out.  But (because I can’t help myself) I’ve also been feeding my kids lots of bone broth (disguised in Tortilla Soup) and upping their probiotics.

Happy to report we’re on the up and up!


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