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When my daughter or the nieces and nephews were sick with a chest cold as an infant--my mother use to always make a sugar ball. How she did this was to get a bit (maybe a teaspoon ) of butter, and roll it into some sugar and then give it to the baby.

Not only do they like the taste of the sugar ball, but it seemed to help to bring up the gunk that was in their chest the next time they'd cough. It worked every time and it was also one medicine that the babies/toddlers never minded taking!

However, when we were a bit older, dad took over, and we kids REALLY liked HIS medicine. His idea for medicine for whatever ailed ya was to take a shot of whiskey and then go to bed. He always had the good whiskey in his pantry too. My siblings & I were often sick, sadly.
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