Honey I soothed the kids
It's that time of year again. If you haven't already dropped your child or grandchild off for school this month, that day is fast approaching. And with back to school comes the inevitable sniffles, sneezes, and coughs that sticking a bunch of kids together in a room all day brings.
But, according to a new study in Pediatrics, if your little-one comes home with a cough that's keeping him (and you) awake at night, grandma's old "honey cure" could be just what you need to soothe that cough and send him off to la la land.
Just two teaspoons of honey at bedtime had the little tykes in the study were coughing less frequently and less severely. Plus the honey eaters were less likely to lose sleep than the kids who didn't get the honey.
But be sure to skip the honey if your child or grandchild is under a year old. And if he or she has other symptoms, like a fever or wheezing, it's time to see a doctor.