With kids, colds are bound to happen. Especially since they are constantly being exposed to new things each day. So, I often get asked what I personally do to deal with minor cold symptoms for my daughter.
Finding a chiropractor that does family maintenance care and sees children of all ages is a must! Chiropractic has been shown to drastically increase the body’s immune system, allowing the body to fight off sicknesses that it’s exposed to more effectively! If you need family wellness chiropractor recommendations, message me on Instagram at @DrKaseyJohnson and I’ll help you find one!
Encourage your toddler to stay extra hydrated while they are healing! Water, smoothies, cold-pressed juices, and warm lemon water are all amazing options! Steer clear of sugary, processed beverages such as conventional juices and sodas, which will slow down the healing process!
Sleep, sleep, sleep!!!! Our bodies are designed to heal, repair, and grow while we are sleeping! Getting extra sleep is one of the best things that your little one should be doing if a cold strikes! So cuddle up with them extra! Put on a movie and just relax!
Essential oils have been a game-changer for our family. We use a variety of them daily, but we definitely kick them up a notch when anyone in our family has a cold. Oils such as lavender (which can assist with calmness and rest), lemon (which helps purify the air), and peppermint (which can enhance lung function), are natural ways to help relieve symptoms while at the same time help the body heal more optimally. You can diffuse them in your toddler’s room and in common areas, as well as use them topically on their feet (Google “child oil dilution guides” to find proper dilution ratios for rollers if you choose to use them topically). Oils will quickly become your best friend.
I know when the kids get sick, it’s stressful on the whole family. So be sure to also take care of yourselves moms and dads. Eat extra plants, get adjusted as well, drink a lot of non-processed fluids (mainly water), get extra rest (easier said than done, but try!), and get the oils diffusing in your room as well! This will pass before you know it! As always, reach out to me on Instagram at @DrKaseyJohnson with any questions that you may have!
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Dr. Kasey Johnson is a family wellness chiropractor with a true passion for helping families reach their highest health potential. She is passionate about helping families, especially children, reach their highest health potential. Her main goal is to educate families on steps that they can take to remove the interference in their health to help break the cycle of the current "sick-care" system. She has given many lectures on wellness in the community, worked with local schools and businesses, and had a health and wellness radio show with a team of doctors in 2015. Dr. Kasey Johnson is the host of a weekly podcast called The Unlock Wellness Podcast, where she speaks to health experts, community leaders, and inspiring people who are dedicated to helping others reach their highest potential. Her podcast is available on iTunes, SoundCloud, YouTube, and GooglePlay. Dr. Kasey Johnson attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus, to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic.