My little man is 4 years old now and he’s quickly learning that winter brings more than just snowmen, sledding, and skiing.
Last year he got sick. Not just once but a handful of times. It seemed like our house just continued to pass along colds and cases of the flu all winter season. It wasn’t a great winter.
This year we are optimistic about change. He’s one year older, he has now been in preschool for one school term so hopefully, he’s slightly more immune to every single illness. But this year I decided to try something different.
My husband and I both take our daily vitamins but we also take echinacea which we have found to be very helpful during the cold season. So I did a little research and found out that a company does, in fact, make echinacea for young ones!
A. Vogel makes ‘Echinaforce Junior’ a cold & flu chewable tablet for prevention and treatment. It helps to prevent and relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections (common cold and flu) and shorten their duration. It is recommended for children ages 2 and up. Bonus it contains no dairy and or wheat.
This is our first winter season we have decided to try it out and see if it works for my son. So far, he asks to take it every morning with his regular vitamin and he has no problem taking it. Check back with me after the cold and flu season has come and gone, when I will have more solid evidence but I can say that since September when winter really does begin in Calgary, he has yet to have a cold.
Like all of you, I just want the best for my kids, so I urge you to take a look and see if this might be an option for you in the fight to keep your little ones healthy this winter season! We handed it out at our recent Travelling Tot programs and I am not sure who was happier to receive it. Parents or the kids who thought it was a treat!
For more information on A.Vogel and ‘Echinaforce Junior’ you can check them out below.