BBL 070: Handling Childhood Illnesses at Home

Caring for Childhood Illnesses at home

How can you safely care for your child's illness at home? When you should you call the doctor? When should you take your child in? We cover all this and more on today's episode!

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • The #1 question you ask yourself when your child is sick (plus the answer!)
  • How to decide if you should take your child to the doctor (or the ER)
  • The scoop on medications for common illnesses
  • Are herbs really safe – and really effective?
  • THE most important thing to do when caring for a sick child (and exactly how to do it)
  • Handling fevers safely at home
  • Helping your child get over a gastrointestinal “bug”
  • Dealing with colds and coughs

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Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast

  • Mommy Diagnostics – great book from Shonda Parker
  • Trilight Herbs – wonderful family-friendly tinctures
  • Bulk Herb Store – I really like their cough blend (and their pregnancy tea blend). My kids love many of their drinking tea blends, too!


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Caring for Childhood Illnesses at home

About the author 


Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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