Thankfully, there’s no shortage of natural options for treating common childhood illnesses, and many have been providing children (and parents) relief for thousands of years.

“I recommend natural home remedies first,” says Emma Baker, ND, a primary-care physician and naturopath based in Bend, Oregon ( “What we’re usually talking about with most common childhood illnesses are viruses, and viruses are going to run their course. It’s really about shortening that

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