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Chesty Cough

Chesty Cough

When you’re recovering from a cold often you can get a chesty cough which gets worse at night. Warm non-caffeinated (dairy free) drinks before bed can help break up the mucus causing the cough making it easier to breathe during the day and to get to sleep in the evenings....

Salt Rinse

Salt Rinse

Gargling with salt can help to relieve a sore throat as it has anti-inflammatory properties. Try one teaspoon of salt in a glass of cooled down boiled water. Image by Alessio Albi

Keep it clean

Keep it clean

If someone is poorly in your house, make sure to keep everything clean. Especially items like cups, glasses or towels - things that are touched regularly - to avoid transferring viruses.Image by kia

How to avoid a cold

How to avoid a cold

The most common advice is the most tried and tested. To avoid catching a cold, make sure you wash your hands frequently (wash them for at least 20 seconds, with soap). Get plenty of exercise. Eat healthily and seasonally. Keep your body well rested. Image by Best Wishes

Healing Soup

Healing Soup

‘Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.’Soups and broths are great when you’re feeling poorly. They’re easy to eat and are a source of vitamins, minerals, calories and proteins. They’re helpful at providing fluids and electrolytes as well as giving off steam which can help clear relieve...

Cold

Cold

  Baby got a cold? Ease congestion by propping up the head of the bed or mattress with a few books or a rolled up towel – it will help drain stuffy nasal passages. Art: Sir Quentin Blake

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