Got a Little Sickie? These Safe Home Remedies Will Quiet Your Child's Cough in No Time

Cough medicines aren't safe for children under 6, but these natural cough remedies for kids are -- and will help them feel better fast (17 Photos)

Patty Onderko on Jan 1, 2013 at 5:55PM

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16 Smart Cough Remedies for Kids

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a Patty Onderko on Jan 1, 2013 at 8:57PM

Your tyke’s incessant coughing is keeping him and the entire family up at night, and his poor little chest and tummy are sore from all the exertion. But doctors say you shouldn’t head to the pharmacy for an over-the-counter, medicated cough syrup -- since they’re not considered safe for young children. So what can you do? Try one of these smart all-natural, home remedies to soothe your child’s harrowing hack.

Keep Her Head Elevated
If your little sickie is over 1, arrange a few pillows under her back, shoulders and head so that she can sleep in a slightly upright position, allowing for easier breathing. For a baby, place a pillow underneath her crib mattress to elevate the area where she rests her head.

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