Be patient and committed!Natural remedies need to be given often and are really most effective if you start using them as soon as you see a sign of something coming on. They are not for the most part quick fixes and do need some time to work. Of course with some types of holistic therapies such as homeopathy, I have seen instant results and have been amazed in fact by the speedy recovery but in most cases, you do need to do be a little patient and reassure yourself that, even if you don't necessarily see the results quickly, the remedies are working behind the scenes to strengthen your child's immunity. Quick fixes are often not long lasting and you will have noticed that although they may alleviate symptoms temporarily, the complaints usually keep reoccurring.
One of the easiest things to do for a new mom especially is to burden herself with mountains of guilt. The kind that is all encompassing and appears in the form of a continually nagging voice telling you that everything you are doing is wrong. Ease that burden and remember that the most important thing you can do for any child is to give them lots and lots of love and affection. That nurturing manifests itself in a healthy mind and a healthy body and far supersedes anything you can give a child from a medicine chest (natural or otherwise!). So drop the guilt and don't judge yourself or others as everyone's circumstances are different and can warrant different sorts of action.
Something we all forget to do when we are worrying about our children's health :-) Try not to stress (I know it's hard, trust me!) as stress is not only bad for you but for your kids as well since they take all of their cues from us i.e. you panic in a stressful situation and chances are they will too. [Practiced as I sound, I myself am constantly struggling with this one but we can work together perhaps!]
Wishing you all oceans of happiness and health