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When your kid is sick, and won‘t stop coughing, you want to do everything to soothe them.

We’ve all been there.

It’s bedtime and you are getting your child ready for bed when the coughing starts.

Why is it, that a child can go all day without coughing, but as soon as they hit the pillow a child can’t stop coughing?

When your child has a cold, all the mucus and phlegm from the nose can drain down into the throat and trigger coughing during their sleep.

Even if your child manages to fall asleep, it’s probable that at 2 am you will wake up to hear your child coughing.

By 4 am you’ve tried everything and your baby won’t stop coughing.

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As a parent, there is nothing you want more than to comfort your child and have them be happy and healthy.

If your child happens to be over the age of 6, there are multiple options for you.

However, we know that coughing doesn’t play favorites and infants and children under 6 years old can suffer from coughing fits that won’t quit too.


This is a tricky question.  Coughs happen for all sorts of reasons.

Colds, allergies, sinus drip, etc. are all reasons a child may cough.  Normal, healthy children should be able to get rid of their coughs within 4 weeks.

Coughs that last longer than that should be checked by a doctor, however, if you are worried for any reason, a trip to the clinic is not silly.


Like we’ve talked about already, stopping the cough at night can be a tiresome journey.

Drinking herbal teas, or sitting with your child in a steamed-up bathroom can help relieve the airways.

When your kid won’t stop coughing, parents want to provide them with comfort and relief. With the Helixia Cough Syrup, you will be able to relieve your child’s cough safely and effectively.

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Helixia® Cough Prospan® is a naturally-sourced, over-the-counter cough remedy. This cough syrup is clinically proven to loosen mucus and phlegm as well as relieve a cough!

Perfect for children ages 1 to 11, the Helixia Cough Syrup has no alcohol, dyes, gluten or sucrose and tastes like honey (your kids will actually want to take this one!).

The medicinal ingredient in the syrup is dried ivy leaf extract (7 mg/mL) also known as Hedera helix L.

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ADULTS: if you are looking for an on-the-go cough solution for you or children over the age of 11, try the convenient, ready-to-use single-dose sachets!

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Erika p

Friday 24th of February 2017

I have tried other holistic products thank you for introducing me to another option.


Sunday 19th of February 2017

Thanks for these tips! It really is so scary when our child coughs and coughs and coughs.

Linda H

Saturday 18th of February 2017

This sounds like a product to try with all the colds and coughs right now.

Mercedes Sharp

Monday 6th of February 2017

This post was godsend. My little one has been going through the problem and my friend just sent me this link. Thank you so much for your tip, I'll try it right now!

Deanna T.

Friday 3rd of February 2017

This is a product I'd never heard of. I wonder if my local pharmacy carries it? I'll take a look next time I'm in there.

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Friday 3rd of February 2017

They may carry it, I know it is a newer product in Canada.