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5 Effective Home Remedies For Dry Cough In Babies

Dry Cough In Babies

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Is your baby in discomfort due to a spell of the dry cough? Are you looking for some home remedies that will be safe for him while being equally effective? Well, if you can relate to the above situations reading this post is a must.

As a parent, you may want to avoid giving your little one antibiotics and instead try a more natural cure for the dry cough. If you are curious and clueless to try some home remedies for dry cough in babies, scroll down to check out our safe recommendations.

Home Remedies For Dry Cough In Babies:

While home remedies are safe, different babies may react differently on consuming certain ingredients. Make sure you first have a word with your baby’s doctor and seek a nod of approval for the ingredients before you start using them to prepare the remedy. Also, in case you notice any discomfort in your baby after trying the home remedy, stop its use immediately and get in touch with a medical practitioner.

Here are some safe and effective dry cough

remedies for babies that will keep dry cough and cold at bay:

1. Warm Water With Ajwain (Carom Seeds):

You Will Need:

  • 6 cups of Water
  • 3 Tbsp Ajwain or carom seeds

How To:

  1. Boil some water and ajwain (carom seeds) in a pot.
  1. Remove the pot from heat and keep it aside to cool.
  1. Strain the water and discard the ajwain (carom seeds).
  1. Let your baby sip this potion at regular intervals while it is still warm.

[ Read: Home Remedies For Cold In Babies ]

2. Carom Seeds And Garlic Pouch:

You Will Need:

  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tbsp ajwain or carom seeds
  • A dry and clean muslin cloth

How To:

  1. On a pan, dry roast two cloves of garlic and one Tbsp of ajwain or carom seeds. Remove the pan from the heat and keep it aside to cool.
  1. Place the mix in a clean and dry muslin cloth. Tie the cloth tightly to make a small pouch.
  1. You can place the pouch near your baby’s crib, or directly massage it over your baby’s chest to cure his cough. Make sure you first place the pouch on your hand to test its temperature.

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3. Tomato And Garlic Soup:

You Will Need:

  • 6 cups of Water
  • 1 tomato
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Ajwain or carom seeds

How To:

  1. Add garlic, ajwain or carom seeds, tomato and water in a pan. Bring the mix to a boil.
  1. Remove the pan from the heat and keep it aside to cool. Pour all its contents into a blender and churn.
  1. Warm the soup and let your baby have it in small and regular sips.

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4. Milk With Turmeric:

You Will Need:

  • A glass of milk
  • A pinch of dry and freshly powdered turmeric – preferably homemade
  • One Tbsp of honey – optional and only if your baby is over a year old

How To:

  1. Heat the milk.
  1. Add a pinch of turmeric powder to a glass of warm milk. Stir well.
  1. If you are using honey, add it to the milk and stir well. Honey will neutralize the somewhat bitter taste of turmeric that your baby may not like. Make sure you add honey only if your baby is one-year-old or above, as else it can cause infant botulism.

[ Read: Home Remedies For Cough In Babies ]

5. Ginger Jaggery Mix:

You Will Need:

  • A cup of water
  • 2 slices of ginger
  • 2 Tulsi or Basil leaves
  • 2 pepper pods
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 Tbsp jaggery

How To:

  1. Boil the water along with all the other ingredients.
  1. Strain and let it cool down.
  1. Let your baby sip this warm concoction at regular intervals to get relief from coughing.

Try out the home remedies for dry cough for babies mentioned above to provide instant relief.

Do you have a special baby dry cough remedy that has worked wonders for your baby? Share it with other moms here.

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