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Baby Cold Medicine – Sick Baby Must-Haves

Baby Cold Medicine - Sick Baby Must-Haves 2021

There is nothing worse than your baby being sick and you don’t want to be caught unprepared when the time comes to give your baby some relief. Buying baby cold medicine can be overwhelming because there are so many different types out there and some of them are filled with unnecessary ingredients such as dyes and artificial flavoring.

When we give our babies cold medicine, we want them to get the medicine, not a lot of junk and additives. Throughout this article you will manly see 3 different brands, Genexa, Zarbees, and Hyland’s.

**Disclaimer: Please read all baby cold medicine labels to ensure there is nothing your child is allergic to and to make sure you are giving the proper does. Children under 2, please contact your doctor or pediatrician on proper dose. Always supervise your child after giving them medicine to ensure no allergic reaction occurs and store medicine properly and out of reach of children.**

Read on for more information about Genexa, Zarbees, and Hyland’s or click the button below to jump ahead to the list of products. This article is separated by 5 category, each category is listed below with its own “Jump ahead” button and an option to return to the top. See categories listed below.


A brand made by two dads that wanted medicine made with the same active ingredients people needed but without all the artificial ones they don’t. There medicine is made of the same active ingredients as many of the name brands on shelves today such as acetaminophen and dextromethorphan.

Inactive ingredients are what help with taste, texture, and stability. Unfortunately, some of the synthetic ingredients in medicine can cause digestive issues and other health problems. That’s why Genexa only uses clean inactive ingredients that are gluten-free, non-GMO, and certified vegan. It’s what people deserve.

Click here to read more about there story and click here to read more about their clean medicine.


Father and pediatrician Dr. Zak Zarbock was inspired to create Zarbee’s Naturals™ and many moms were also looking for alternative products, but there weren’t many wholesome, safe, and chemical-free options on the shelf.

Powerful ingredients like dark honey, elderberry, and agave form the backbone of Zarbees products. What you won’t find in their lineup are drugs, alcohol, gluten, or artificial flavors, sweeteners, and dyes whenever possible, which means you can feel good about what you bring into your home.

Click here to read more about there story.


At Hyland’s, they believe that every parent deserves to care for their children in the kindest way possible. That’s why all of their remedies are made with gentle, natural active ingredients derived from plants, minerals and other sources free of harsh chemicals and drugs (and they never use parabens, artificial flavors, dyes or sugar).

Click here to read more about there story and products.

Now that you have read a little bit about these amazing products let’s get shopping and stock up on safe and natural baby cold medicine!

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1. Fever & Pain Relief

Genexa Kids’ Acetaminophen – 4oz – Pain & Fever Oral Suspension Medicine 160 mg per 5 mL – Organic Blueberry Flavor – Certified Vegan, Gluten-Free & Non-GMO

Baby Cold Medicine

Genexa Kids’ Acetaminophen is a must have for all parents to have on hand. The worst feeling is when your beautiful baby has a fever or intense teething pain and you realize you have nothing in the house for to help relieve their pain.

Genexa kids’ pain and fever relief has the same dose and active ingredient (acetaminophen) as name brand Tylenol without all the dyes and artificial flavors. The inactive ingredients are Organic Blueberry, Organic Agave Syrup, Citrus Extract, Non-GMO Flavor, and Purified Water. For children under 2 years old or under 24 lbs, please ask your doctor for does amount.

My daughter would fight so hard to take name brand Tylenol and would end up throwing it all up right after she would swallow. Genexa has changed everything, she loves the taste, it makes her feel better and best of all is the natural ingredients!

Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Oral Pain Relief Tablets with Chamomilla, Soothing Natural Relief of Oral Discomfort, Irritability, and Swelling 125 Count

Hyland’s Baby Nighttime Oral Pain Relief Tablets are for pain relief only, they will not reduce a fever. These work wonders and dissolve super quick. Homeopathic, no belladonna or benzocaine. No artificial flavors, dyes, or parabens. Also, includes chamomilla to help promote sleep.

Click here for daytime oral pain relief.

2. Kids Cough & Chest Congestion

Genexa Kids’ Cough & Chest Congestion Oral Suspension Medicine – Organic Blueberry Flavor 4oz | Cough Suppressant & Expectorant – 3 Pack

Genexa Kids’ Cough & Chest Congestion is made with Guaifenesin and dextromethorphan HBr which temporarily relieves stuffy nose & chest congestion. Also, makes coughs more productive by thinning and loosening mucus. For children 4 to 12 years old, do not use on children under 4 years old.

Genexa Kids’ Honey Cough Syrup – 4oz – Made with Organic Honey – Certified Organic, Gluten-Free & Non-GMO

Genexa Kids’ Honey Cough Syrup is an organic honey cough syrup that is formulated to help soothe coughs associated with dry throat and irritation so your little ones (ages 2+) can get back to playing. This one will not help with congestion like the one previously listed. **Babies under one should not consume honey.**

Also available in tablet form. Click here to see Genexa Kids’ Cold Crush – 60 Tablets – Kids’ Cough & Cold Medicine. Tablets help with congestion, mucus, cough, sore throat, runny rose and sneezing.

Zarbee’s Naturals Baby Cough Syrup* + Mucus, Natural Grape Flavor, 2 Ounces

Baby Cold Medicine - Sick Baby Must-Haves 2021

Zarbee’s Naturals Baby Cough Syrup + Mucus features organic agave syrup and English ivy leaf extract to help your baby clear mucus when coughing; It contains no honey, so can be safely used by infants under 2 months. This Cough Syrup was created by a pediatrician to provide infants with an effective way to calm coughs associated with hoarseness, dry throat, and irritants; Safe and chemical free. Dye free.

Zarbee’s Naturals Complete Baby Cough Syrup Immune with Agave/Thyme & Elderberry, 2 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)

Zarbee’s Naturals Complete Baby Cough Syrup Immune is made with thyme, organic agave syrup and real elderberry extract for additional immune support. This cough syrup for babies soothes coughs associated with hoarseness, dry throat and irritants. Zarbee’s Naturals is the #1 Pediatrician recommended cough syrup brand for babies and children 10 years and under. It doesn’t include any honey, so can be safely used by infants 2 months+.

Zarbee’s Naturals Baby Cough Syrup with Agave & Thyme, Natural Cherry Flavor, 2 Ounce Bottle

Zarbee’s Naturals Baby Cough Syrup is made with Agave Syrup to gently coat the throat and soothe coughs associated with hoarseness, dry throat, and irritants. This baby cough syrup contains no honey so it’s safe to use for infants 2 months+. Free of drugs, alcohol, dyes, gluten and artificial flavors. Zarbee’s Naturals Cough Syrup w/organic agave extract & natural cherry flavor is a cough syrup they won’t run from.

Hyland’s Kids Cold Medicine and Mucus Relief for Ages 2+, Hylands 4 Kids Cold ‘n Mucus, Day and Night Value Pack, Syrup Cough Medicine for Kids, Nasal Decongestant and Allergy Relief, 4 Fl Oz Each

Baby Cold Medicine - Sick Baby Must-Haves 2021

Hyland’s Kids Cold Medicine and Mucus Relief is natural relief of symptoms of colds, including accumulation of mucus in chest, throat and nose, cough with mucus, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion and occasional sleeplessness. Safe for ages 2-12. The gentle homeopathic formulas are made with all natural active ingredients.

Hyland’s 4 Kids Stuffy Nose & Sinus Cold and Allergy Medicine for Children Ages 2+ Headache Relief and Nasal Decongestant, 50 Tablets

Hyland’s 4 Kids Stuffy Nose & Sinus Cold and Allergy Medicine is homeopathic and temporarily relieves symptoms of stuffy nose and sinus in children including: nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and headache.

3. Saline Spray & Booger Remover

Genexa Infants’ Saline Nasal Spray & Dropper – 1fl oz. – Cleanse Mucus & Congestion – Certified Vegan, Organic, Gluten Free & Non-GMO

Genexa Infants’ Saline Nasal Spray is formulated to help with nasal and sinus congestion and moisturizes tiny noses. This organic, drug-free product is non-medicated and can be used as often as needed since it has no side effects or drug interactions. This saline nasal spray and dropper is certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, certified vegan, gluten free, lactose free, and free of disodium EDTA, xylitol, and synthetic fillers.

Zarbee’s Naturals Soothing Saline Nasal Mist with Aloe, 3 Ounce Canister

Baby Cold Medicine

Zarbee’s Naturals Soothing Saline Nasal Mist with Aloe safely & gently moisturizes, cleans, & flushes out noses. It soothes nasal passages dried by low humidity, heated environments, & air travel. This moisturizing mist with gentle aloe contains no harsh ingredients. It’s soothing & gentle for adults, children, & babies; safe for the whole family.

Zarbee’s also offers a Zarbee’s Naturals Children’s Nasal Spray With Vitamin C. It uses Vitamin C for antioxidant properties that help soothe the nasal passages and saline helps cleanse and sterilize. Click here to view.

NoseFrida All-Natural Saline Nasal Snot Spray by Frida Baby, 0.68 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)

NoseFrida All-Natural Saline Nasal Snot Spray is two ingredients, natural sea salt and purified water that is specially formulated for small noses. No alcohol, medicine or other additives.

The Baby Nasal Aspirator NoseFrida the Snotsucker by Frida Baby

The Baby Nasal Aspirator NoseFrida the Snotsucker has disposable filters, non-invasive, BPA + Phthalate-free. Suitable for ages 0 to 9 years.

Looking for a booger sucker with a little more power, check out this next option.

Watolt Baby Nasal Aspirator – Electric Nose Suction for Baby – Automatic Booger Sucker for Infants – Battery Powered Snot Sucker Mucus Remover for Kids Toddlers

Baby Cold Medicine - Sick Baby Must-Haves 2021

Watolt Baby Nasal Aspirator is a personal favorite of my husband and I. It has a music and light option which is great for distracting your little one. It is safe to use and has 3 levels of suction power. Very easy to take apart and clean for no bacteria build up.

I have personally used this on my daughter ever since she was a newborn and have never had a problem with it. My daughter is now 13 months old and laughs so hard when we use this to get her boogers out.

Your baby ever have stubborn boogers that won’t come out with any kind of booger sucker? No worries! Check out this next product!

oogiebear – Patented Nose and Ear Gadget. Safe, Easy Nasal Booger and Ear Cleaner for Newborns and Infants. Dual Earwax and Snot Remover. Aspirator Alternative

Oogiebear is perfect for those stubborn boogers that won’t come out with an aspirator/booger sucker. Also good for removing ear wax. Oogiebear’s special rubber scoop and loop are gentle enough for sensitive little noses and ears and firm enough to clean quickly and effectively while the “bear” guard design ensures it never goes up too far. A must-have for any household!

Love the bulb nasal aspirator but hate the fact that you can’t clean it out properly? Then check out this next product!

Innovo Hospital Grade Silicone Twister Bulb is 100% SILICONE that works effectively to clear fluid or mucus built up within your baby’s nose and/or ear. Not only is it BPA, Phthalate & Latex free, there isn’t even plastic to worry about! Bulb twists apart for easy cleaning and drying to clear fluid or mucus built-up.

4. Humidifiers & Sinus Relief

**Please use caution while using essential oils in baby room to prevent it from being too overpower for their little lungs. Also, all humidifiers will need to be cleaned frequently to prevent bacteria build up which would then be released into the air once the humidifier is turned.**

Everlasting Comfort Cool Mist Humidifier for Bedroom (6L) – Filterless, Quiet, Ultrasonic – Large Room Home Air Diffuser with Essential Oil Tray (Black)

Everlasting Comfort Cool Mist Humidifier is nearly silent (less than 30 DB) and also shuts off automatically when out of water; safe to use in baby rooms and bedrooms. Lasts up to 6 nights of sleep between refills, ETL certified for safety and reliability, and includes an oil try to add eucalyptus or lavender to help clear sinuses or to create a relaxing environment.

InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser, Upgraded Diffusers for Essential Oils Aromatherapy Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Colors Lights 2 Mist Mode Waterless Auto Off for Home Office Room, Basic White

InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser has 4.5 stars with 91,960 ratings and is the #1 best seller in Aromatherapy Diffusers. You can set it to intermittent mist (6-8 hrs working time) that diffuser mists and pauses every 30s, it goes for almost the whole night; Or set it to continuous mist (3-4 hrs working time) that keep misting until water runs out, it creates an instant fragrance in your room.

InnoGear essential oil diffuser has 8 soothing colors. The light can switch from dim to bright. Great for creating atmosphere, meditation, or using as a night light. You can enjoy a restful sleep and keep this diffuser on at night without worrying about overheating. The diffuser will automatically shut off once the water runs out.

LEVOIT Baby Bedroom Top Fill Cool Mist Humidifier for Kids Nursery,Plants with Essential Oil, Built-in Smart Sensor Provides Consistent Humidity, Ultra Quiet Operation, 1.8L, White

LEVOIT Baby Bedroom Top Fill Cool Mist Humidifier has a top-fill design for easy refills and cleanup. BPA free ETL listed and CA65 tested make it safe for everyone and it will automatically shut-off when water level is low, or when the water tank is removed. Spiral Air Duct Technology produces an ultra-fine mist, humidifying the room without wetting the floor or any furniture.

Frida Baby Breathefrida Vapor Bath Drops

Frida Baby Breathefrida Vapor Bath Drops tackle snot and congestion fast and are suitable for age 3 months and up. Add drops to bath water or Fridababy 3-in-1 Humidifier, Diffuser + Nightlight for sick day comfort. Vapor bath drops help calm your baby and open airways so baby can breathe and sleep through the night.

They also make a FridaBaby Natural Sleep Vapor Bath Drops for Bedtime Wind Down by Frida Baby with lavender. Click here to view.

Frida Baby Natural Vapor Bath Bombs

Frida Baby Natural Vapor Bath Bombs have soothing bath vapors for cold and flu comfort to help toddlers keep calm and breathe easy. All-natural formulation with eucalyptus and lavender oils. For 2 years and older.

They also make a FridaBaby Natural Sleep Bath Bombs with lavender. Click here to view.

Zarbee’s Naturals Baby Soothing Chest Rub with Eucalyptus, Lavender & Beeswax, 1.5 Oz

Baby Cold Medicine - Sick Baby Must-Haves 2021

Zarbee’s Naturals Baby Soothing Chest Rub is a petroleum free chest rub for babies, it features a blend of eucalyptus and lavender oils in a beeswax and shea butter balm, so you can soothe baby without harsh chemicals or toxins. Formulated for infants 2 months and older, this nonirritating balm soothes gently for sensitive skin; Massage it onto the chest, neck, and bottom of the feet.

5. Thermometers

Forehead Thermometer, Non Touch Baby and Adults Thermometer with Fever Alarm, LCD Display and Memory Function, Ideal for Whole Family

This Forehead Thermometer is perfect for the whole household. I personally love the forehead thermometer because you can check your baby’s temperature while there sleeping without waking them up for peace of mind. HD LED are easy to read in the dark and fast and accurate temperature reading. 3 temperature colors to show if there good (green), running warm(yellow), and high fever(red). Ideal for the whole family.

Kinsa Smart Thermometer for Fever – Digital Medical Baby, Kid and Adult Termometro – Accurate, Fast, FDA Cleared Thermometer for Oral, Armpit or Rectal Temperature Reading – QuickCare

Baby Cold Medicine - Sick Baby Must-Haves 2021

Kinsa Smart Thermometer for Fever can be used without the Kinsa smartphone app, but the app is required for the initial set up and for smart features. Pediatrician-recommended and FDA-cleared for adults, kids, toddlers & babies (even newborns!) Professionally accurate and reliable oral, rectal and armpit temperature readings in 8 seconds or less.

Kinsa smartphone app uses your age, fever and symptoms to help you understand how to feel better faster, when to take meds and whether to call the doctor. Keep track of your family’s health, get medicine dosage and reminders. Also, connect to telemedicine, keep fidgety kids still during readings with Bubble game & Sesame Street mode.

FridaBaby 3-in-1 True Temp Digital Thermometer for Fevers, Babies & Kids (Rectal, Underarm + Oral)

Baby Cold Medicine - Sick Baby Must-Haves 2021

FridaBaby 3-in-1 True Temp Digital Thermometer is a quick 10-second temperature reading. It is always a good idea to have a basic 3-in-1 (rectal, underarm, and oral) thermometer in the house. Rectal is the most accurate reading when checking for a fever. This thermometer has a 30-second double check reading without reinserting. Nighttime ready with a digital backlit screen and LED light which helps make nighttime checks a breeze.

Also, this thermometer has a rectal stopper which will prevent the thermometer from being inserted too far into the rectum. Bonus carrying case included.

Now It’s Your Turn,

That was a lot of information to go through. I hope you were able to find at least one item from each category that you liked. It’s time to stock up on baby cold medicine so you’re never caught off guard when your little ones need some relief. You got this!

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