here are some of the remedies i found:
Ginger Lemon Honey Tea
Roughly an inch of fresh ginger
2 Cups Water
Juice of 1 Lemon
1-2 Tbsp Honey, or to taste
1. Cut the ginger up. (Don't worry about how fine it is chopped up, you will be removing it from the water later)
2. Add the ginger to the water and bring to a boil. Cover, bring the heat down to low and let the sucker steep. (About 5-10 minutes).
3. Take that good ol' ginger out of the water.
4. Add the lemon juice and honey to the water and stir it up.
warming socks treatment
you can find a great instruction for this treatment here on babypurity.com. my naturopath swears by this treatment.
honey, honey, honey.
they say a spoonful of some good honey for the little ones helps aid in the relief of their cold symptoms. it's great for relieving a scratchy throat plus it tastes great so they are bound to lap it up. please remember though that honey is not safe to give to children under the age of one year due to the risk of botulism. you have to love some of the advice we get from our grandma's.
finally, some of the old standbys:
1) use a humidifier
2) drink lots of fluids
3) get lots of rest