Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Acid Reflux
- Appetite Loss
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Vitamin C
- Apple Cider Vinegar for Sinus Infections
- Athlete's Foot
- Baking Soda for HPV Wart on Tongue
- Bed Wetting
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Bloated Stomach
- Chamomile Tea
- Chapped Skin Remedies
- Children's Dosages
- Clogged Tear Duct
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Sores in Babies
- Colds and Flu
- Colloidal Silver, Coconut Oil
- Congestion/Cough Remedies
- Diaper Rash Remedies
- Ear Infections
- Early Puberty
- Egg Whites for Diaper Rash
- Eye Infection
- Fluoride Poisoning
- Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
- Gallstone Remedies for Children
- Gerd Remedies
- Gray Hair
- Hand Biting
- Headaches in Children
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Infantile Spasms
- Iodine for Eczema
- Joyce's Remedies for Infants
- Kidney Stones
- Lichen Planus, Keratosis Pilaris
- Low Muscle Tone
- Pacifiers and Ruined Teeth
- Percolate in Baby Formulas
- Prader-Willi Syndrome
- Rashes: Multiple Remedies
- Remedies Needed
- Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Rsv)
- Salt Water Soaks
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Sinus Congestion
- Sinus Infections
- Skin Ailments
- Skin Allergies
- Spastic Muscles
- Staph Infection
- Stomach Virus
- Strep Throat
- Swimmer's Itch
- Teething Rash
- Turmeric for Allergies
- Turmeric for Boils
- Turmeric for Eczema
- Underweight Children
- Use Glass Bottles for Acid Reflux
- UTI Remedies for Toddlers
- Vomiting Food
- Whitehead-Like Rash
- Winter Babies
- Yeast Infection Remedies
- Yeast Rash
05/06/2013: Kathy from the USA: "Just thought I'd mention if you use fabric softener, that prevents the diaper from absorption. One of my brothers would sometimes get a horrible rash. Hindsight is ..."
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[YEA] 06/03/2012: Heather from Charlotte, Nc: "My son has struggled with bed wetting all his life as did his father when he was young (until he was around 15). He is now 7 and this has been a source of embarrassment for him now that he is older. He recently had a strep throat infection that I treated with cayenne pepper (In pill form because he would not take a tea). His strep eased up within two hours of his first dose of cayenne but I continued to treat him for a few days to be sure it didn't come back. After day 3 I noticed he hadn't wet the bed since taking the pills. I gave him one pill twice a day for the strep but have continued to give him just one a day since. It has been several weeks now and he has not had a single accident! He is so proud and excited as we have tried everything.
I wanted to pass this along in hopes that it might help other kids with a similar issue. Just FYI he wet the bed almost every single night prior to the cayenne. I do suggest taking it halfway through a meal as it may burn a bit on an empty stomach."
[YEA] 05/06/2009: Jess from Columbus, OH: "My 22 month old was diagnosed as being anemic because of low iron count last month his iron count was 10pts the average is 12pts or higher. We had already been giving him high iron food and a vitamin with iron in it and nothing would bring the count up. The pediatrician gave us an iron drop supplement to give him, i didnt feel comfortable giving it to him because of all the side effects. Someone told me to try black strap molasses because it was high in iron. So i gave it a try and in 3 weeks his iron count went from 10pts to 14pts!!! We just gave it to him in his soymilk bottle."
08/03/2012: Orang_melayu from Limbang, Malaysia: "Malay people have a tradition to treat baby bloating and stomach ache, that is, wrapping crunched betel leaves and betel nuts around the navel area of the baby. The betel nuts is first crunched in the mouth to mix them with saliva before putting it with the betel leaf paste. It looks grotesque but many Malay mothers swear that it works.
It is still practised in my family today.
"Is the contents really beneficial to the baby?" What is your expert knowledge dear herbalists and Ted from Bangkok? Most importantly, what are the effects of the things in the mixture?
Your responses are much appreciated!"
09/27/2011: Becs4877 from Gisborne, New Zealand: "Hi there. My almost-2 year old daughter has had a firm, bloated stomach on and off for quite some time. She is a wonderful eater and has a very healthy diet so haven't thought too much of it. She doesn't appear to be in any pain, her tummy is just noticably bloated or full a lot of the time. I've been to my Chinese doctor who seems to think it's her spleen and a blockage in her stomach. My Chinese doctor is also sourcing a children's 'wellness' tonic for her as we speak.
I've had a look online - they mention everything from gluten/lactose intolerance to too much fructose? She eats a lot of fruit - could this be adding to it? Her stools are quite soft. Has anyone come across this? Could she just be overeating or is it possibly an intolerance to something? She's had a winter of constant colds and sickness, so clearly her immune system is not functioning as well as it should be. Love to hear your thoughts! Thanks!! Rebecca"Replies
09/27/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "For kids that age always think worms first, they seem to pick them up like a magnet."
09/28/2011: Becs4877 from Gisborne, New Zealand replies: "That's a point - thanks Gavin. It would certainly explain her wonderful appetite for food!! Can it also cause bloating do you think? Will work to eliminate this from the possibilities. Appreciate this, thanks"
09/30/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Take B50, or vitamin B complex. Her inability to digest food is due to low digestive enzymes and her low liver nutrients. The B50 will take care of liver nutrients and the digestive enzymes will help prevent bloated stomach. Constant colds, is low immune systems primarily zinc and lysine will help that.
11/01/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Absolutly agree Ted.. Vitamin C helps fight off the cold in a day, but with Zinc you don't even get it in the first place."
[QUESTION] 01/23/2009: Jsingh from Mon, Canada: "Would appreciate if you could provide any help on this post. My son who is turning seven soon has had cavities fro some time. The cavities have seem to gone out of control as some of his teeth have degenerated also. We went to see a dentist and they are talking about extraction of some teeth and also about filling in some. I was quite discouraged as we have always watched on his health. We have not used flouride toothpastes and haven't given him a lot of sugar. However for around a month now I have incorporated Xylitol as a sugar substitute in his milk and he also chews xylitol chewing gum. In addition I have introduced Butter oil(clarified butter) along with multi Vitamin in his diet. He has also been introduced to consuming eggs and his intake of milk also increased, another thing I have added in his diet is wheat germ. These dietary changes were incorporated after reading Nutrition and Physical degeneration by Dr Weston Price.
In addition I have him use Tooth soap for cleaning, followed by tooth swish of himalayan crystal salts which has remineralizing capabilities I guess, in addition also have him swish for a minute diluted oregano oil which definitely seems to have improve his breath and some bleeding that he had from gums once in a while. This regime is followed in the morning and before going to bed.
I was looking for some guidance on this as I really do not want him to go thru this extraction, filling etc invasive Procedures at such a young age. The dentist that we saw today also wante to put him on antibiotic 4 times a day.
Please let me know your thoughts on this, Thanks in advance for your reply.
01/24/2009: M from Oz, KS replies: "Maybe wild oregano oil found at vitacost found on the internet may help, you can also read what others have to say about certain products. Here's a web site for information about oregano oil and cavities: http://www.squidoo.com/stoptoothrot
you may want to read the book: The Cure Is in the Cupboard: How to Use Wild Oregano for Better Health by Cass Ingram found at: amazon.com.
Colostrum may help too.
WISHING YOUR SON WELL!"
01/26/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Jagjeet: The most common problems about multiple cavities indicates usually a molybdenum deficiency (protects against cavities and helps remineralization, without the toxicity of fluoride), a potassium is lacking in the diet, and the pH of the mouth is constantly acid. It is rare that a child has a bad breath problem. A xylitol is not a xylitol if they added aspartame which may make the conditions much worse. I often buy a pure powdered xylitol 1/4 teaspoon for something to keep around the mouth for awhile to kill off the bacteia. The natural terrain in the mouth has to be ALKALINE is the single most important factor. A constipation can give rise to acidity which causes the mouth to be acid. However, certain bacteria also grows faster if the body lacks magnesium. Therefore assuming an adult requiring 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate and 1/4 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate (or tripotassium citrate) in 1/2 glass of water, a child half the weight of a small adult of 100 pounds, will require 1/2 of the dose. This should naturally raise the pH of the mouth discourabng the bacteria. Since an adult requires 500 mg of magnesium citrate, a dose 1/2 based on 1/2 weight of an adult may require about 250 mg or perhaps 100 mg depending on weight with plenty of water should discourage most of the cavities. Since one of the indicators of a molybdenum deficiency is nightblindness or difficult to see in the dark but also the fact that molybdenum is an anticavity supplements I usually may take say 5-25 mg of molybdenum. In commercial molybdenum supplements the dose are smaller therefore it's usually is taken whatever amount they give us to prevent a deficiency and may help reduce cavity from a molybdenum deficiency which may initiate a cavities.
03/15/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Hello Jsingh, You said you aren't giving that seven year old much sugar, but is a good part of that sugar in carbonated beverages? If so, all carbonated beverages are acid and the acid eats into the enamel on the teeth causing cavities. They are said to be more harmful to the teeth than a candy bar, but omitting or at least limiting both is a good idea.
Some dental problems are started by the habit of letting an infant or toddler go to bed with a bottle of milk. Matter of fact, the medical field tagged tooth decay from this problem as "milk teeth" in discussions of it."
03/15/2009: Jagjeet from Montreal, QC replies: "Thanks Ted and Joyce for your feedback and also M above.
However there has been very less carbonated sweetened drinks also in his diet, we rarely do have them at home. So really haven't been able to pinpoint the problem...
04/15/2009: Pat from London, UK replies: "My daughter had the same problems with her teeth, she used to drink a lot of (dilluted) apple juice when she was younger. The enamal just dissolves!! Apple juice sounds healthy but watch out for the sugars.. opt for water...."
05/25/2009: Kaylin from Hampton, IL replies: "My son used to have terrible teeth. I say USED TO because we have had marvelous success! When my son was 6 1/2 our regular dentist sent us to a pediatric dentist to have a couple of cavities filled. The pediatric dentist decided to put in 2 crowns because the structure of the teeth was so terrible. Yikes! Crowns at 6! Shortly after that I stopped buying breakfast cereal because it was killing our budget. Keep in mind, I NEVER bought "sugary" cereal. It was always organic, low-sugar "healthy" cereal. I have always been health-conscious and limited the sugar my children ate, which is why it was so discouraging for my son to have such horrible teeth.
At my son's next appointment (6 months after I started feeding him eggs for breakfast instead of cereal) our dentist sent us back to the pediatric dentist to get another small cavity filled. The pediatric dentist decided not to fill the cavity because it was so small and my son's oral hygiene was so much better. (I do NOT believe that this was due to better brushing. His brushing habits have not changed).
Shortly after that I read Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, which is the cookbook based on Weston A. Price's research. I started feeding my children raw milk from grass-fed cows, farm eggs, homemade bread (with delayed-fermentation techniques), honey, etc. At my son's next 6-month dentist appointment I asked the dentist how the cavity was. The dentist said THERE WAS NO CAVITY. IT WAS GONE AND THE TOOTH WAS COMPLETELY HARD!!!!!! I have never heard of a cavity healing, but my son's did! The news made my whole year!
Keep following the Weston A. Price-type recommendations and you're sure to find improvement.
Also, relating to the recommendation above about keeping the body alkaline, Kombucha is very alkalinizing. I make it at home as it is way too expensive to buy. My children absolutely love it. They think it tastes like pop, but of course it's completely healthy."
06/10/2009: Rene from Houston, Texas replies: "Kaylin, thanks for posting your experience! I've heard of cavities filling back in - my daughter has 2 cavities and I don't want to have them filled. Every other part of our body can heal itself given the right nutrition and environment, why not our teeth? I've just read an article written by a dentist that linked homogenized milk to cavities.
Cod liver oil is reported to help cavities heal, and I know having a mineral supplement can help with re-mineralization of teeth. I've also been reading that oil pulling helps cavities heal."
08/03/2009: Sasha from Sav, Jamaica replies: "this is for Jsingh; buy a bottle of castor oil and let your son swish around one cork for about 10-15 mins each days. within a week or two you will start to notice the improvements in his teeth."
08/04/2009: Alain from Ottawa, Canada replies: "Answer for Jsingh from Mon, Canada about child cavities.
Try to find pH paper to confirm that your child's saliva is acidic. Then the solution is to alkalize. Read Ted's post there http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/children_and_infants.html . Also search for Acid/Alkaline balance in the web. The less process food the better. A lot of vegetables is good.
Also, a way to alkalize the mouth is to swish or gargle with Milk of Magnesia (MOM). Try to find the "original" type, as the new ones have more chemicals added.
[YEA] 07/09/2009: Richard from Cane Ridge, TN: "A little chamomile tea in my grandsons bottle work like magic he stop crying and went right to sleep."
Chapped Skin Remedies
02/20/2013: Joanne from Mesa, Arizona: "just wondering what would be the best thing to do for chapped skin on the face. My son has been sick for awhile and his cheeks and upper lip area are very chapped and irritated. I have been putting lotion on it and making sure that he has chapstick on like all the time, but nothing seems to be helping..."Replies
02/21/2013: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Joanne: I would start by supplementing a Vit-A&D softgel as well as Selenium plus Vit-E (mixed natural tocopherols). You should see some positive results in as little as a few days, and might help correct the chronic "sick" condition you mentioned."
02/21/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Joanne, try a bit (really a tiny bit each time) of coconut oil externally. He can have it internally too, masked in any number of foods."
02/23/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "Coconut oil is anti bacterial and anti viral and anti microbial and on and on. I started using it for my brain internally 3-7 tsp. a day and that is helping, ( no weight gain).
Then I decided to put it on my wrinkles and dry skin. (I have VERY SENSITIVE SKIN) It melts as you put it on and soaks in nicely, can cause a breakout as it heals , but then the skin clears up. I put it on throughout my day and before bed.
Also trying a dab on qtip in my ear to stop constant ear ringing and seems to be helping.
I brush my teeth with it and have less tooth sensitivity."
08/26/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn: "Children/Animal dosages: Per Dr. Richard Schulze
His preference is by child or animal's weight rather than age. He says just put child's or animal's wt. in pounds over l50 pounds:
child's wt. 30 lbs—Child's dose is 1/5 of the adult dose.
adult's wt. l50 lbs.—Thus a l0 lb'ers dose would be l/15 adult dose
A l500 lb. horse would get l0 times the adult dose.
He also suggests putting herbal remedies 50/50 with maple syrup to get most kids to take them."
Clogged Tear Duct
03/05/2010: Phil from Dearing, Ga: "I have just found out today, that a 6 MOUNTH OLD BABY GIRL will have to have surgery for a CLOGGED TEAR DUCT in April. Doctor said infection could spread or blindness could occur if surgery was not preformed. I believe the baby's weight to 12 to 15 pounds.There is no other name that has been given by the doctor. ( He just says clogged tear duct )
So I am believing this to be some kind of infections, since the doctor said it can spread...
Ted or anyone have any natural remedies for this???
I believe the mother has massaged the eye and put warm cloths on it. None of this has helped."
03/07/2010: Cb from Blaricum, Netherlands replies: "Hi, You can try to put Castor oil on the eyes, another remedy is green teabags on the eye (probably green tea on a cloth will be ok). Regards, CB"
03/07/2010: Janice from Coloma, Mi replies: "My son had clogged tear ducts when he was a baby. I had to massage the side of his nose by his eyes and mucus would come out. Then I would have to put an ointment in them. The Dr. said he would wait until he was five months old but if it hadn't opened up by then he would have to open them up (lance them open somehow). I found an herbal recipe, mixed it up and put it in one eye. The following day I was so worried because his eye (underneath) was all red and it was even red down into his cheek. The following day, it was as clear as a bell and so I did the other eye and the same thing happened. After that, they were fine. The next trip to the Dr.s office, he was happy that they had finally cleared up. I didn't tell him what I did. I will look up the recipe and post it as soon as I find it."
03/07/2010: Rosie from La, Ca replies: "I know someone who had to get a this surgery a couple of times, and the third time it happened someone told her to massage her tear ducts. Her tear ducts no longer get clogged. Simply put your thumb and index finder on either side of your nose and gently massage the tear ducts (press/release, circles). You will easily feel them. Try it on yourself before deciding to try it on the baby."
03/08/2010: Tricia from Ireland replies: "It's always worrying when a small child has anything wrong. I had this done as an adult many years ago. I don't mean to be dismissive but the GP probobly shouldn't have called it surgery. That makes the procedure sound much worse than it actually is. The Doc will put eyedrops in to deaden and and dilate the tear vessels. A baby may need more anaesthesia to stop them from wriggling and moving. Then a saline solutuion is washed through using a syringe. Took less than 5 min. Afterwards I drove home (Bout a 100 mile) without any problems.
I had the clogged tear duct for close on a year after having an operation near my eye without any infection setting in. My doc kept saying that infection shouldn't be a problem as the eye is self cleaning. My main problem was that because the natural liquid in the eye couldn't flow the the tear duct, one eye kept "crying".
However if there is mucous building up that can become infected and if massage doesn't work - this is not a procedure that anyone should be afraid of. I didn't even have a bandage."
03/08/2010: Piper from Toronto, On Canada replies: "My daughter had this several times. A woman suggested breast milk, which I had and I did put in her eyes and she never had the problem again. She claimed breast milk cured just about everything."
03/08/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "When my first son was a newborn (he's now 25) he had a clogged tear duct and my midwife told me to squirt some breast milk in his eye and gently massage. Worked like a charm. Breast milk is magical!"
03/18/2010: Olga from Miami, Florida replies: "My lil one had the same problem, some day would get better, some day he couldn't even open his eyes from the night until I can clean it up with tea. Doctor said if by 1 birthday it wouldn't clear up, than surgery would be needed and that it is very common. We used prescribed antibiotic baby eye drops (prevent infection)Second time around don't think would use them. And as was mentioned before massaging the very corner of the eye (where the duct) but still about every hour eyes needed to be cleaned with chamomile or black tea. About week after his first birthdays everything disappeared. So listen to your gut and Good Luck!"
05/01/2010: Rebecca from Clayton, Il replies: "My infant son had a clogged tear duct and his eye was constantly irritated. The pediatrician gave me some drops. I used them, but they didn't clear his eye up. I talked to my grandmother (a mother of 9 children) and she told me to put breast milk in his eye and massage the tear duct. Within a couple of days it was cleared up! The day after I talked to my grandmother, I was discussing my son with my friend from Russia, and she suggested the same thing my grandmother had. It really works!"
11/05/2010: Erin from Sandy, Ut replies: "Ditto on the use of breastmilk to clear up the clogged tear ducts or conjunctivitis. I've used it on 3 of my babies and it's worked within a couple days on all three. Just squeeze some into the clogged eye each time you breastfeed. If you don't breastfeed, you can either try to get your hands on some breastmilk and use it, or you can try putting a drop of black tea in each eye, which doesn't sting. My sister-in-law didn't try this and just did the drops the doctor prescribed and her child had the clogged ducts until she was over a year old, and then ended up getting surgery to correct it. It was miserable. You can also try ACV diluted in water, but that stings. Good luck."
12/27/2010: Plexguard from Brooklyn, NY replies: "Janice from Coloma, Mi, My father is going to have surgery soon for his clogged tear duct. Can you please tell me the recipes so I can give it to him before he has surgery."
12/28/2010: Janice from Coloma, Mi replies: "I am happy to give you the recipe for the eye wash. I used it myself about a month ago. I thought I had something in my eye. The eye doc said it was a mild bacterial infection and gave me some anti-biotic eye drops. Instead of using the anti-biotics I mixed up some of the eye wash. The recipe calls for a teaspoon of Goldenseal. I used one tea bag of Goldenseal instead. Other than that, I followed the directions and it did the trick. I hope it works for your Dad.
Here is the recipe.
EYE WASH—BACK TO EDEN/JETHRO KLOSS
Golden seal is excellent for the eyes. the following is the way the writer uses it for his eyes: steep a small teaspoonful of golden seal and one of boric acid in a pint of boiling water, stir thoroughly, let cool, and pour liquid off. put a tablespoonful of this liquid in a half cup of water. bathe the eyes with this, using an eye cup, or drop it in with an eye dropper. if the eyelids are granulated or there is film over the eyes, add one teaspoonful burnt alum powder. if you use it a little too strong, there is no harm done; it will only smart a little. (pg 246 back to eden)"
[YEA] 01/27/2011: Organickat from Cheltenham, Uk: "My almost 4 year old daughter has been very sick for two weeks with one of the above, she saw two different GPs who said different things and both prescribed antibiotics which I didn't want to use (and didn't), but surfing the net in desperation for my little girl who was in so much pain I could barely touch her.
I found this website. I gave her a tbsp of extra virgin coconut oil and made a warm drink with ACV and she was so much better when she woke up at 6am. She has had 2 tsp of coconut oil straight out of the jar this morning and her extremely swollen neck is nearly gone completely and all other symptoms have subsided. I must add that over two weeks there were no signs at all of improvement and I am so relieved and stunned and overjoyed. Thank you Earth Clinic and thank you to all who have contributed. I am now giving the same to hubby who has come down with symptoms this morning and PS901E will report back. I have also administered Echinacea, Vitamin C and Manuka honey 20 throughout and hubby is having these too."
Cold Sores in Babies
03/24/2013: She from Richmond, Virginia, United States: "Does anyone have any natural remedies for cold sores in a baby's mouth? My grandson has a huge coldsore in his mouth and a rash on the trunk of his body. Went to ER... They said have to do bloodwork to see if it is herpes. Meanwhile, he won't eat or drink. Slept 13 hours straight. His mother is beside herself with worry. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Love this website! Upset grandmother!"Replies
03/24/2013: Ky Mama from Clinton, Ky replies: "If you combine sage and thyme, red raspberry leaf and plantain leaf (all dried, use whatever you have on hand, even if only the first two) in equal amounts you can then put a small amount into a little piece of paper towel, moisten it and apply to the sore. (This may not be easy to do if the baby is in pain or if the sore is far back in the mouth.) But if you can do this for even a few minutes several times a day, it can help a lot. Or if you can get activated charcoal powder into the sore it can be very helpful. Clove essential oil, diluted 1:1 with coconut or olive oil can be applied topically (a very small amount) to the sore to relieve pain and it is also healing. (This may be the easiest thing to do.) Whichever you try, it can be safely done every couple of hours. For the rash on the body, if it is uncomfortable, a epsom salt bath (follow package directions) may be very helpful. Chamomile tea compresses or plantain tea compresses are very soothing. You would make very strong tea (2 tea bags per cup of water or 2 Tablespoons of loose tea leaves for 2 cups of water - boil the water and pour over the tea, let it steep for 15 minutes. Cool to a comfortable temperature. Soak a cloth in the tea and apply to the rash for 10 minutes or so, several times a day. You could also make the chamomile or plantain tea into popsicles. If he would suck on them it may sooth the mouth sore and would be healing as well. We have used these things for similar problems in our house. So sorry your grandbaby is suffering!"
Colds and Flu
[QUESTION] 10/18/2009: Atlantis from Spokane, Wa, USA: "My son is 13 months old. His mother was diagnosed 4 weeks ago with a sinus infection. She then developed a pretty nasty cough. 3 weeks later, still the same. Then I get sick. I have the same cough, headaches and sinus pain and fever. Mom gets all these symptoms as well, plus sore throat and red spots on the throat, swollen glands. The doctor tells us he thinks we have the flu. The next day our son gets a cough and then a fever.
We are first time parents and I have never been too hip to American medicine. I just found this site today and I am super excited!! I am excited to do the H2O2 remedies and Apple cider vinegar...and prob a bunch of others.
Bottom line is my son has been sleeping and running a high fever.... Doctors pretty much tell us we have to wait it out... I think mom is going to have an anxiety attack worrying about our little boy.
There is a lot of good information on here for flu symptoms but nothing is specific for babies.........
I am in need of some specific things to do for a 13 month old.
Thank you so very much!!!!"
10/19/2009: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, usa replies: "I know being a first time parent can be an anxious time. You mention that you have never been too hip on American medicine so I'm not sure if you are perhaps, European. If so, you are maybe familiar with Rudolf Steiner who founded anthroposophy. He has many wonderful and gentle treatments for young children (adults, too but you specifically asked for a young child) that I used when my kids were very young. One of the companies is called Weleda so you may even be familiar with it since it is in all health food/natural stores. If you google Steiner medicine or anthroposophical medicine, you will find lots of help. I know it helped ease my anxiety as a young mom.
Speaking of anxiety, you may also want to consider Bach flower remedies. Rescue remedy is a powerful remedy and we always keep it on hand in our home. If you are not familiar with them then google them and learn about them because they are gentle but effective.
Also, if you do like alternative ways you can have a look at Mothering magazine which was started back in the mid 70's. I found it very comforting and helpful throughout my older kids baby/ toddler/ youth years. I learned so much from that magazine and often it was a jumping point to learn more on a subject. It helped me make some big decisions as well that didn't necessarily fit into mainstream American mindset i.e., family bed, vaccinations, homeschool, etc. Of course, back in the early 80's a lot of these ideas were just being pioneered here in the US. Now, at least there are more people open to these ideas. Anyway, I hope this info can help ease the two of you. Lisa"
10/19/2009: Atlantis from Spokane, Wa, USA replies: "Hey! Thanks for the response. The info looks great. Steiner looks interesting. I googled him along with anthroposophical medicine. A lot of information but I could not find any remedies for babies.
I do use Bach products and yes, they are incredible! My mom gave me a Bach bottle 7 years ago for anxiety. Its great!
If you know of a site or some actual remedies to do for my son that would be great!
Thank you very much!"
EC: Great fever remedies for children here: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/fever.html
06/10/2012: London from Sandusky, Ohio replies: "Guys, for colds and flu, COLOSTRUM. Its a powdered milk supplement, used thruout history for its nourishing benefits and to maintain the healthy function of the immune system. It heals wounds, it cures all manner of bacteria and colds, its just really awesome stuff.
Its one of the only things I can get my five year old to take. I put a teaspoon to a half of a teaspoon in a few inches of milk, stir it really vigourously, because it is powdered, and a bit hard to mix, and she takes it and it tastes great!
She had a cold and a runny nose and mucusy throat all winter. I must have taken her to the doctor a dozen times, and she missed quite a bit of school this year cuz of it. I was giving her homeopathic cough syrups and tablets specially formulated for kids, which helped, but didnt really nip the problem in the bud. I also gave her cinnamon and honey, which is really good when she is throwing up.
I gave her a teaspoon of colostrum in the morn, and a half teasp at nite, and in about three days, her congestion was gone!! Completely gone! I was shocked and amazed. And she loves the taste, its just like creamy milk. The only drawback, is it is pricey, about $50 for a container, but well well worth it, I love it, I'll never run out."
06/28/2012: London from Sandusky, Ohio replies: "I just wanted to add that I recently started to sweeten the colostrum /milk combo with butter flavored or maple flavored pancake syrup or creme brulee coffee creamer, just a little bit to sweeten it, and she Loves it! Before it was a bit of a fight getting her to take it, but since I added a flavor to it, she looks forward to it. And its amazing. Her runny nose started to come back and Ive been giving her a hlf teaspoon to 1 teasppon a day in the moring for the last couple days and its gone!!"
Colloidal Silver, Coconut Oil
[YEA] 03/26/2009: Dina from Toronto, Ontario: "Hi, Cradle cap and even baby acne for my son was cured in about a week. I used Colloidal Silver to cure the acne, it's gentle enough to even put in a babies eyes, so this is fine. I even gave him a few drops in his mouth usually every day, he was not sick until 7 months old when a doc told me to stop using it. Anyway, I used a cotton ball to apply the silver (or clean fingers), then put Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil on his dry/acne skin. Within a week or so it was gone! My baby had acne even on his earlobes..."Replies
03/03/2012: Lana from Anthem, Az, U.s.a. replies: "Coconut oil works wonderfully on dry scalp."
07/03/2012: Faeqa from Amman, Jordan replies: "Hi mothers, my nephew suffered from baby acne and dry scalp, I wipe it with rose oil, it cleared within few days."
01/12/2011: Hb from Hampton Roads, Va, Usa: "Congestion/Cough remedy for Infant
Our 9 month old daughter is congested and has a cough that sounds like she is trying to expel mucous. She gets this every so often thanks to daycare and it seems like antibiotics her doctor prescribes don't really fix the problem. Are there any natural remedies I can use with her? I hate pumping her full of medicine. Many thanks!"Replies
01/12/2011: Aurora from Mason City, Iowa replies: "Hi Hb, when my daugther was five months old she got the congestion and what seemed like a very bad cough for such a young baby, so I took her to the doctor (in Mexico) thanfuly the Dr. was an old school Dr.
He adviced me to make a strong mint tea, which I could only find dry and set a pot of the very hot steaming te on the floor, Put the baby on my lap face down above the pot (please be very careful)and let her breath the steam I did this at night and nothing happen, but the next morning she sneesed and a whole glob of mucus came out. I think I did it one more time just to be sure everything was going to be out.
Hope this is a help and don't give babies antiboiotics if you can help it. Sincerly Aurora"
01/13/2011: George from Melbourne, Vic replies: "I would try ACV. It has worked for me. 2 teaspoons in a glass of water with one teaspoon of honey. Do this 3 times a day."
01/13/2011: Lita209 from Sanford, Fl, Usa replies: "I would not give honey to an infant."
01/13/2011: Bailey from Denver, Co replies: "Never give honey to infants younger than 1 year. Honey is a known source of bacterial spores that produce the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium makes a toxin that can cause infant botulism. This rare but serious form of food poisoning affects a baby's nervous system and can result in death. Unlike adults, infants haven't developed beneficial bacteria in their digestive tracts that can control botulism spores and prevent growth of the bacterium and production of its toxin."
[YEA] 08/12/2010: Tina from Flint, Mi, United States: "Constipation in babies 1 month and over
I just wanted to let you all with infants and babies to know that if your child is constipated to give him or her a warm bath ~ in the sink is good so that you can have the child in it from the midsection down in the warm water. You need to add nothing to the water, just have it warm and keep the child happy and comfortable for oh a minimal of like 15 mins to like 25mins. And the warm water will loosen their bowels naturally.. Then watch out because you will have a sink or bath tub to clean... But a very content child afterwords. I have found this to work every time my daughters and now our grandchild has this issue. Alot of the time it's due to too much iron in their formula and not enough water through the day.. Hope this will help even one distressed parent dealing with these kind of issues.. Because when baby's not happy ~ no one in the house is happy. PEACE!"