Teach children how to blow their noses correctly and use an oil from nature to keep the little ones healthy as the weather turns chilly.
Teach your child to keep their nostrils open when they blow their nose and to cough or sneeze onto a tissue to reduce droplet spread and you’ll help them prevent the spread of germs and possibly stop them from getting the flu. This nose-blowing technique is better than forcibly blowing their nose, which could propel germ-laden mucus into their sinuses and cause secondary infection, says The University of Virginia’s Medical School.
A few drops of tea-tree oil diluted in water is a must-have for every mom in winter as it has excellent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and disinfectant properties.
Keep it handy in a spray bottle and spritz the mixture onto car and feeding seats, table tops and other contact surfaces. You can also add a few undiluted drops of the oil into their bath. It also works a charm when added to a bowl of hot water for steaming to ease colds, sinusitis and bronchitis.