Common Cold Remedies for Kids Under 6
Dr. Amber Medine addresses a misunderstanding some parents have when treating colds for children under 6 years old and provides a few safe yet effective alternatives.
Cough and cold medicines are not safe for children less than six. But there are still lots of things that you can do at home. The mainstays of treatment for cough and congestion in children less than six is suctioning and keeping them very well hydrated. If your child's uncomfortable, you can give Tylenol or Motrin to treat discomfort or fever.
Make sure that you have a current weight and that you're always giving the correct dose of both Tylenol and Motrin. If you need any assistance, make sure you call your pediatrician's office and they can assist with dosing.