Thanks for the reply, Alexa.
I remember you being quite helpful when I decided not to have the flu shot for Liam. We stuck by that descision, and guess what? He ended up getting the flu. It was BEFORE we would've had the chance to get the shot for him anyways (had we chosen to do so), so that makes me feel a bit better, but I still feel a bit guilty. I'm trying to think though, that him having the flu probably strengthened his immune system, since he was forced to fight it off. But boy, did I still feel badly! I don't think he's ever been that sick.
Anyway, I will continue to try and find the vitamin c drops for him. I just worried about giving him the echinacea everyday, because on the bottle it just says to give 2-4 drops, up to twice daily, until the child is "better" basically (I can't remember the exact wording used..). And then I started to think that whenever I've taken it, it's been if I feel a cold or flu coming on. But like I said, it's different when you're dealing with an active toddler, who won't tell you if he's beginning to feel "slightly" under the weather...
The brand I bought is Swiss Herb, I believe it's called, so I wonder if that's any different than the kind that you give your dd? I'd be afraid to give him an "overdose" if that's possible, of the herb, but I would like him to have a good, solid, daily defense against coming down with anything again (especially in the near future).