Honey may become the go-to treatment for youngsters with a bad cough.
In a new study, nearly 300 children suffering from a nighttime cough were either given two teaspoons of honey or other liquid before bed.
While all the children started to feel better by the second night, those given honey coughed less frequently and got more sleep than those not given honey.
The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend over-the-counter cough medicine for kids under age six, so experts say honey could be a resource for parents trying to help their kids feel better -- and get a little shut eye themselves!
Experts say children under one should never be given honey. They could develop infant botulism. parents should also call the pediatrician if their child's cough is accompanied by a fever or wheezing.