Whether you’re a parent or not, you’ve probably heard about toddler temper tantrums or witnessed them first-hand. Toddlers, who are young children between the ages of about one and three, are notorious for throwing fits when they don’t get their way or know yet how to effectively communicate their wants and needs. But there are a lot of other things that could be going on with your toddler health-wise that is affecting his or her moods, behavior, and overall wellness.
To help guide parents through this challenging time, here are some common health issues that affect toddlers and recommended natural approaches to consider trying with little ones.
The Common Cold
People of all ages get colds at all times of the year, but toddlers are especially prone to contracting this sickness. Colds are spread in environments where toddlers are in close contact with each other, such as daycare, preschool, playgrounds, and the babysitter’s house. Although there is no cure for the common cold, you can ease symptoms with over-the-counter remedies, hydration, rest, and healthy nutrition.
Stomach upset, cramping, bloating, vomiting, and diarrhea are the symptoms of stomach flu, which is very common among toddlers. This highly contagious illness is oven spread between young children who touch the same surfaces, put their hands in their mouth, and share utensils and cups with each other. The symptoms of stomach flu usually pass within a day or two, but they certainly can be intense for that short amount of time.
Children are so prone to ear infections in their early years, but the over-use of prescription antibiotics and over-the-counter remedies can do more harm than good for little ones. This is why we at Seagate developed our homeopathic Pediatric Ear Remedy, which gives all-natural relief without the side effects of drugs. After the problem has been correctly diagnosed by your health care professional, this product is perfectly safe to use for children under the age of three.
Although people of any age can get bronchitis, toddlers often contract it when they come into contact with a virus. It often becomes symptomatic after an upper respiratory infection and causes coughing, chest soreness, sore throat, and body aches. Ginger, garlic, turmeric, gargling salt water, and steam therapy can be used to ease bronchitis symptoms.
Some children are born with food allergies and sensitivities, while others appear to develop them over time. Research shows that early exposure to common allergen foods can help children become resilient to them and be able to eat whatever they like. But if your toddler regularly experiences bloating and stomach pain after eating a certain type of food, consider asking your pediatrician about getting your child tested for allergies.
Babies, toddlers, and children of all ages get rashes and other skin conditions that are itchy, red, blotchy, and uncomfortable. Seagate’s Bye Bye Diaper Rash is a homeopathic solution for redness, scaling, inflammation, and burning caused by toddler diapers and gives parents peace of mind that they aren’t using chemicals on this sensitive skin area. Other skin issues that affect toddlers are warts, eczema, insect bites, and sunburns.
Interested to learn more about children and natural health? Here are links to some other child-related articles on our natural health blog:
- Dangers of Over-the-Counter remedies for small children
- Healthy Treat Ideas for Your Child’s School Holiday Parties
- What’s in Seagate’s Pediatric Earache Remedy and Why It’s a Great Option
- Understanding Colic in Babies and Natural Solutions for Soothing
- How to Get Kids Outside and Active with Outdoor Recreation This Spring