I swear by the B.R.A.T. diet.
It stands for-
Rice (side note: there is a rice scare right now…may not be safe for children. Look into this before
( The toast needs to be white, and my kids usually don’t want it toasted. I still say toast, if I didn’t, the acronym would be B.R.A.B.!
Then you would have to say you have your kid on the ”BRAB” diet, and where is the fun in that?)
If you can get your kid to eat it, BLACK LICORICE will cure their constipation nine times out of ten! I’m not kidding. I swear it works better than anything out there!
Did you know that the baking soda volcano every kid wants to make for their science project is actually useful?
The chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar creates a cooling effect that will soothe your child’s minor burns.
It works great if they touch hot pans. Just pour equal amounts of the ingredients into a bowl to bathe your child’s hand till the burning stops.
You can keep adding each ingredient intermittently to activate the bubbles.
#4. Ear infections
These are being treated less and less these days with antibiotics, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t painful.
I like to use a hot pack big enough so they can lay their head down to relieve the “ache”!
Missy wrote a post about how to make one and
Shelley spotlighted someone that showed us how to make a darling cover for them in her “Hello Therapeutic” post.
I can’t get over how cute they are!
Now how am I going to go back to my washcloth hot pack without seething with jealousy?
Before I go for the drugs, I like to try these three things-
-Give them a big drink of water.
-Rub their head/neck making sure to work out the knots.
-dilute some peppermint and/or lavender essential oil with coconut oil and rub it on their forehead (avoid getting close to eyes)
-There is a pressure point between your thumb and pointer finger right here-
I do this one a lot. It really works!
I hate it, don’t you?
I remember when my wisdom teeth started coming through and let me just say, Ouch!
For your little ones, just take a wash cloth,
wet the center with a little water,
spread on a Tbl of apple sauce,
roll it up, then freeze it.
Babies love this b/c it’s sweet, chewy, and cold so it numbs their gums!
If your little one isn’t very little and doesn’t choke on things, like my “little” one, try FROZEN PEAS.
We actually use all sorts of frozen things for Henry.
As you can see, frozen blueberries are not the best idea if you plan on taking your kid somewhere in the next…oh I’d say, two DAYS or so! It takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get the stains off!
#7. Sore Throat
When their throat is killing them, I like to make them “Grandmas Top Secret Lemon Honey Drink.”
I’m not sure if it’s allowed,
but I guess I’ll divulge this time honored recipe.
It’s so simple, just heat 1-cup water, add 1-Tbsp lemon juice, and 1&1/2-Tbsp honey!
This feels so nice going down your throat, I just made some right now, and I’m not even sick!