I think there is nothing worse in the world for a mother than having their child sick. My little man has a nasty cold, and watching him struggling is just heartbreaking. Even despite being sick, he still seems to have the ability to make me laugh, and give me his sweet smiles. And yet, watching him struggling to drink his bottle, or screaming when trying to give him his medicine, almost makes me cry.
Luckily, now that he has had a dose of pediamin decongestant, he is finally sleeping peacefully and even though I keep going into his room, oh, every 5 minutes or so, to check that he is still alright, it is nice to finally be able to sit down and relax knowing that he is going to be OK. Hopefully he will be better by tomorrow and this is just a 48 hr virus.
In the meantime, as well as the conventional medicine I have given him, I also rub in this homemade decongestant balm into his chest and back.
Homemade Decongestant Balm
Melt 10ml jojaba oil with 1gram of cocoa butter or beeswax over a double boiler. Once melted, stir in 3 drops of lavender oil, 3 drops eucalyptus oil and 2 drops rosemary oil. Pour into little pot and allow to set.