Colds can be a nightmare for adults, let alone children. Infants are especially susceptible to catching them in their first few months, leading to many sleepless nights and a lot of tears. Babies don't know how to clear their own airways, so often they become distressed and frustrated. Husbands often exhibit the same symptoms, but we all know that's just man-flu talking. One mom has shared an unusual hack, swearing that onions and sugar banished her son's cold for good.
According to Metro, Carol Heaton's eight-month-old son wasn't getting any better with the standard treatments. After talking with her family, Carol decided to try an old remedy. She grabbed an onion, cut it into large slices and sprinkled them with sugar. After sitting for a few hours, the juice from the onion collected at the bottom of the bowl. One spoonful an hour of this strange mixture did wonders for her son's cold, according to the inventive mother.
Not long after her son had been given the homemade mixture, he started clearing the congestion in his chest and coughing up all the nasty stuff. In no time at all, his other symptoms cleared up too. Carol first came across the remedy a couple of years ago, but many people have been privy to the information passed down through generations. It's not immediately clear why the trick works, but some think that the onion thins the phlegm so that it can be easily banished. Others believe it's due to vitamin C in the onion.
It's a strange combination, but if it works for Carol, then it could work for you. It's a great all-natural alternative to over-the-counter meds, but don't forget, the best thing you can do if you're concerned about your child is book an appointment with your doctor. Even if it's just a common cold, you can never be too careful when it comes to your child's health.
Have you tried out this old-fashioned hack or would your kid throw it across the room as soon as they saw it? Let us know in the comments.