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CANADIANTRACIE
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5/13/11 9:21 A


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That is a great idea. I don't have a Scentsy, but I have a burner.

I also use the Benelyn or Trimenic plugins sometimes...but its hard to find refills.


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FITLORI79
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5/13/11 1:55 A


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wow Kelly! Thats kind of a cool idea about the scentsy warmer and vicks. Hmmm. I'm definately going to try that sometime. I have 2 warmers and I LOVE them!


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CANADIANTRACIE
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5/12/11 2:46 P


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No they r cough lozenges...Rockford or Rockport or Rocksomethingsomething. I buy them at Walmart in with all the other couch candies by the pharmacy.


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First off, Tracie enlighten me about lollipop cough lozenges...or am I reading into this and you just give her a lollipop to help with the cough????
Also, for those of you that have Scentsy warmers, apparently (I read) you can put Vicks Vapor Rub in them. Haven't tried it, but the idea sounds interesting :)


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CANADIANTRACIE
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5/12/11 9:58 A


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for 1+ yrs old, a spoonful of honey does wonders for a cough...unfortunately in our house, honey makes DD gag!


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FITLORI79
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I was thinking about that too last month when Myles got sick. There wasn't much I could do for him except for a little bit of infant tylenol baby rub and saline spray, but I have found a "cough syrup" that 2 year olds and over can use. Hylands homeopathic cough syrup. Its made with natural ingredients. I'm guessing its not the same as actually cough syrup or 2 year olds couldn't take it. Hylands is also the one's who make the teething pellets I use and seem to work so well.


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5/10/11 7:02 P


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I slather my girls' feet with vapor rub and put socks on them at night. You would be surprised how much that actually helps them!

Give it a try!

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CANADIANTRACIE
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5/9/11 9:15 P


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I usually do the steam thing in our master bathroom, but its completely gutted! The main bath is too big it never gets steamy enough!


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That's pretty much what we do.
Sometimes we will use the Vick's Baby Rub.
And when the nasal thing is really bad, I will get a Q-tip and on one end, put a little bit of saline gel and the other end, rub it on an open clove of garlic. I put the gel in around their nose first (just a little bit), then do the garlic- repeat for other nostril (no double dipping. lol).
Oh, and steam from the shower. Broth with garlic, for the older kids... etc.


CANADIANTRACIE
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5/9/11 9:20 A


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So my kids have been fairly healthy this season considering how bad so many other family have had it But Ty's had a cold since Friday & now Sass has it too...BOO!

What do u do for your kids when they have a cold? (here cough/cold syrups are no longer recommended under age 6)

Sass(almost 4) - humidifier (sometimes saline, but thats a fight), hard candies or cough lollipops, lots of water/watered down juice, Tylenol/Motrin, and I do give her cough syrup - shes the size of a 6yr old.

TY(almost 6mos) is the really tough one, I feel bad for not being able to help more! Humidifier, saline (HydroMist is awesome), suction bulb(don't need as much w/ the hydromist), Tylenol, as much BM as he wants - not pushing solids, and prop up the end of his mattress.


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