**Disclaimer: I love my husband with all of my heart. He is a GOOD husband and you can ask any one of my friends; they'll vouch for him. However, sometimes, he just won't listen.**
When Moose first got a cold last year, my mom told me to do what she'd done to me and my sisters growing up (and something I still do when I get sick): put Vicks on our feet. Big A said he couldn't understand how that would help clear up congestion and/or a runny nose. So he refused to take part.
Moose is sick again this year thanks to any number of factors. As I was dressing Moose for bed, I began to put Baby Vicks on his feet with socks. Big A insisted he just couldn't understand how that worked. I said there are numerous things that probably don't make sense but do work. But I put the socks and Vicks on. It won't work overnight and...who knows? Maybe it doesn't work at all. But at least he'll have SUPER SOFT feet in the morning.
All I know is that it won't hurt him so why not try.
Do you have any home remedies that your mothers (grandmothers, sister, aunts, doctors, brothers...etc.) told you that you use on your children (or know of that others use)?