Why take a synthetic drug if you can take a natural one? Especially when it comes to kids. I would love if my kids could only take natural medicines, but sometimes it's not possible.
When I can use them though, the brand I have always gone to is Maty's.
Maty's has medicines for adults and children and they all work really well.
When Xander was a baby, he had an ear infection every 3 months like clockwork until we finally had surgery done and he is much better. But in the first 4 years of his life, he had at least 12 ear infections, and every time, along with antibiotics, we used Maty's products.
I think my favorite product is the All Natural Baby Chest Rub. It works like other brands of vapor rubs, only it's menthol free, and contains lavender and chamomile to help with sleeping.
If you get a chance, to use a natural remedy, please try Maty's, they can be found and most CVS, Walmart and Walgreens.
See here for a complete list.