When Beckett was a new baby, I became a vigilant germ-nut that started spraying visitors upon arrival with hand sanitizer. I still pay attention to the coughs, sneezes and wheezles, but to a lesser degree with Camden. There is only so much I can do when I have a walking germ-magnet – er, toddler. Despite my best efforts we were hit with a whopper of a cold the second week home from the hospital and Jacob and I spent many a night sleeping upright in a chair because Camden couldn’t breathe at any angle short of 45-degrees. But, I’ve found a few “LOVE ‘EM” products this winter that are staples in our medicine cabinet. And, I thought I’d share them with you. I’ve found them at local stores in my hometown and I see now that they are both available everywhere online. They both fit the Ferry-Eco-Mama bill and are natural, safe and chemical free. Stay healthy this winter season!
Simple ingredients, a flavor that’s not overly sugary and a remedy that relieves those horrible, hacking, keep-em-awake kid’s cough all make this medicine a must-have. It costs about $9.99 a bottle, but lasts a long time with each kid’s dose being 1/2 to 1 teaspoon. Oh, and I love that it is bees, bees, bees. Honey makes everything sweeter.
Hand sanitizers are a wonderfully convenient option, but the alcohol can be harsh to wintery skin and sometimes the list of ingredients is enough to make an eco-mama shudder. I found this great product in the spray bottle option at my local grocery store. It’s about twice as expensive as the standard alcohol-based brand, but a little goes a long way. The smell is awesome and it is just as effective as the knock-off brands. We now have bottles sitting with the changing table and just inside the front door. Can you say: Perfect Stocking Stuffer?