ACV for Kids: Safe Ages & Tasty Recipes for Little Ones

on Nov 30, 2023| Modified on Nov 30, 2023
ACV for Kids
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a popular health tonic with various benefits, but when administering it to children, parents should proceed with caution. This article provides insights into the appropriate age for introducing apple cider vinegar to a child's diet and offers some kid-friendly recipes.

When Can Children Start Having Apple Cider Vinegar?

  • Age Consideration: Generally, it is safe to introduce apple cider vinegar to children around 2-3 years old. However, this should be done in very small amounts and diluted well.
  • Consult a Pediatrician: Before adding ACV to your child's diet, it's crucial to consult a pediatrician, especially if your child has health issues or is on medication.
  • Dilution is Key: ACV should always be diluted with water to reduce its acidity for children. A common ratio is 1 teaspoon of ACV to 8 ounces of water.

Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes for Kids and Toddlers

1. Honey Apple Cider Drink

  • Ingredients: 1 teaspoon ACV, 8 oz water, 1 teaspoon honey.
  • Preparation: Mix ACV with water, stir in honey until dissolved. Serve chilled.
  • Benefits: This drink is a milder version of ACV and is sweetened with honey to make it palatable for children.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar Fruit Punch

  • Ingredients: ½ teaspoon ACV, 1 cup mixed fruit juice, slices of orange or apple for garnish.
  • Preparation: Combine ACV with fruit juice. Add fruit slices for a fun twist.
  • Benefits: The fruit juice masks the taste of the vinegar, making it more enjoyable for kids.
  • Considerations: While this recipe is a great way to introduce ACV to kids, it's important to be mindful of the sugar content in fruit juice. Excessive sugar consumption can compromise the immune system and exacerbate certain health issues. To mitigate this, consider using freshly squeezed juice or diluting the juice with water to lower the sugar content.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies

  • Ingredients: 1 cup apple juice, 2 tablespoons ACV, 3 tablespoons gelatin powder.
  • Preparation: Heat apple juice, mix in gelatin until dissolved, add ACV. Pour into molds and refrigerate.
  • Benefits: A creative way to include ACV in your child’s diet. These gummies are fun and easy to consume.

4. ACV Salad Dressing

  • Ingredients: 1 teaspoon ACV, 3 teaspoons olive oil, a pinch of salt, and pepper.
  • Preparation: Whisk all ingredients together and drizzle over salad.
  • Benefits: Introduces ACV in a subtle manner. It’s perfect for drizzling over salads or vegetables.

Safety Tips and Considerations

  • Avoid Undiluted ACV: Never give children undiluted apple cider vinegar as it can harm their tooth enamel and esophagus.
  • Monitor for Reactions: Pay attention to any adverse reactions, such as digestive discomfort.
  • Moderation is Crucial: ACV should be consumed in moderation. Excessive consumption can lead to negative health effects.


While apple cider vinegar can be a healthy addition to a child’s diet, it is important to introduce it safely and in moderation. The key is to start with small, diluted amounts and always to prioritize your child’s health and preferences. By incorporating ACV into delicious recipes, you can make it a pleasant experience for your little ones.

Please keep reading to discover how Earth Clinic users have utilized apple cider vinegar for treating their children's health issues, including the specific dosages they applied.

ACV for Children: Dosage

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Posted by Vid (Ashburn, Va, Usa) on 05/11/2012

Dear Ted, I have been reading a lot and I must say that I am unsure about the dosages to give to my children. My daughter is seen by ped endo for possible early puberty. She is a Leukemia ALL survivor, was diagnosed at age 2.75 years and went through treatment and in remission for 5 years. She is in excellent health and doing good at School. However she started developing breasts early and that is the reason we saw the endo. They did ultrasound and some blood work, the results of ultrasound reveal a small cyst and the doctor reassured that it might go away and nothing to be concerned. While we are waiting for the blood results, I thought it would be a good idea to try ACV. Could you please suggest the dosage for a 7.5 year old girl child. My almost 10 year old son suffers from eczema especially around stomach, shoulder and groin area. Kindly share us the children dosage.

Thank you, Vid

Replied by Nycbgirl
(Las Vegas, Nv)

First of all I am not Ted.... but I used the ACV on my niece since the age of 7-8 I used to make a hot cup of tea, whatever I had and added 1 teaspoon of ACV and honey to taste she'd drink it and feel better if she had a tummy issue.

Replied by Vid
(Ashburn, Va)

Thank you-started this morning ACV dosage!

Replied by Jackie
(Brookfield, Ohio)

Vid from Ashburn, That breaks my heart! Children that young should not have to deal with anything except playing & learning. Anyway, have you ever read about excitotoxins? I believe this is a big reason why things like this are happening to our children. You should try & keep her away from any food with this in it & meats with hormones which I'm sure you probably already know. I am currently looking for a better option to store bought formula for my 6 month old.

Some more good links Explore the other links at the top of the web page too!

ACV for Children: Dosage
Posted by San (Pasadena, Ca) on 12/19/2011

Hi, My 3 1/2 year old has seasonal Asthma. I'd like to give her the ACV, but not sure how much is safe for a 34 lbs...firecracker...

thanks, San

ACV for Children: Dosage
Posted by Ccnavin72 (Atlanta, Georgia) on 01/03/2011

I have an 8 year old son, and would like to try giving him ACV for his allergies and asthma - but am unsure of how much to give him daily. Can children have the same amount as an adult, or should I give him half? Can ACV cause a reaction with prescription medications?
After 4 years of allergy treatment (2 for asthma) and many medication adjustments later, he still isn't getting much relief. I have read so many good things about ACV, on your site, I think I am going to start giving it to the whole family. Thanks!!

ACV for Children: Recipes

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Posted by Lesty (South Dakota) on 05/10/2017

My kids love this apple cider vinegar drink - 2 qts of water, 3 tbsp of ACV with "the mother", 1 tsp ginger, and stevia, or whatever sweetener to taste. They think it's juice, we have it almost every day!

ACV for Children: Recipes
Posted by Liz (Nanaimo, Canada) on 10/07/2014

Hi there! I know fruit juice isn't the greatest, but I use it in moderation.... If you fill a sippy cup 1/4 -1/2 way with some Apple juice and fill the rest with water, add the organgic unpasteurized ACV WITH the MOTHER, and at least 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon... Shake and serve! My little girl loved this, even when she was only about a year and a half. Also, we mix ACV with peanut butter for our dog, and put it on toast.... She loves it.... I imagine this would work for children too! Good luck!

ACV for Children: Recipes
Posted by Nicole (Nahunta, Ga) on 01/25/2010

I was wondering if there were any posts of other parents of toddlers (age 3 or 4) that gave their tricks on how to get a toddler to drink a ACV mixture?? Mine won't drink it, but I did add it to his bath water and put it on his spots.

Replied by Nicole
(Fairmont, Mn)

I always had a hard time getting my six year old to drink ACV. Someone told me to mix it with purple grape juice and apple juice. It does take away alot of the harsh taste. I experiment with the right proportions before giving it to him. Hope this helps.

Replied by Ag
(Toronto, On)

We would "hide" the ACV in my toddler's sippy cup. About a teaspoon of raw organic ACV, 2 tablespoons organic apple juice, and filled up the rest of the way with water. Went down without a problem!

Replied by Erin
(Sandy, Ut)

I put one capful of ACV in a cup of orange juice. My kids drink it right down. Orange juice already has a bit of a bite, so they really don't notice. You can also try mixing the ACV in warm water with a couple tablespoons of honey, but the OJ works best for us.

Replied by Joyce Pugh
(Milwaukee, Wi)

Fresh apple juice and ACV. A great pair. Dilute the ACV with (a little) spring water. Add to fresh juice.

ACV for Infants: Safety & Usage

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Posted by Lynsey (Atsugi Ja) on 01/01/2014

Okay To Give Apple Cider Vinegar to Sick 6 Month Old Baby?

What age is ok to give apple cider vinegar? My EBF [exclusively breast fed] 6 month old son has had a runny nose with chest congestion and a cough for over a month now and I'm wondering what is safe. It doesn't seem serious but he's had it so long now.

Replied by Taram7
(Cincinnati, Oh)

Try Hydrogen Peroxide in baby's ears... do each ear twice. 60 seconds each time... it will be a little uncomfortable... but try warming in a shallow pan of water to make it room temp for baby first. Do it in each ear twice. Pour a few drops in and let soak for 1-2 minutes (easier said that done) then drain... try this 2-3 times a day. My son was EBF until 14 months and I used this with him all the time- we never had issues longer than one hour after use. I am not sure how this works, but it always does. Also helps with other illnesses (our whole body is connected).

But I am sure that ACV would not be harmful as its a food, but I am not a doctor. Just a mother :) Also Chiropractors are great, if you have ever taken your little one to one. They can adjust their ears and prevents lots of illnesses as mine told me many illnesses are connected to our ears.

Replied by Ed2010

Hi Lynsey from Atsugi Ja.

No, don't give ACV to 6 month olds. See if you are giving any other supplemental milk products that can cause congestion. Also, you can try changing the diaper brand. Wetness in the diaper can also cause mucus and congestion. Good health

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

Linsey, we always used lemon. As much as you can take (do NOT overdo anything), with or without tea and honey. He will get it in the milk.

In really bad cases, we give a little bit on a spoon to the baby himself, and surprisingly they like it when they need it (when they don't, they loudly complain :)).

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Lynsey,

My children have had some of my Apple Cider Vinegar drink perhaps as young as 9 months old, but only sips here and there just because they wanted to try what mama was drinking. I don't know that I would give it to a 6 month old...thought it would be safer than most over the counter meds.

For chest congestion, you could try garlic salve. We have found it to work very well. Here is a link to the recipe. I would use 6 cloves garlic and not 8 for a 6 month old. And using this may clear up all of the congestion. Your baby will smell like gourmet pizza!

You could also try taking milk out of your diet, if you consume it, and see if that helps him. I found that consuming dairy products while breastfeeding did not agree with most of my children. (I usually did not have access to raw dairy, so that might have been different.)

Let us know how he is doing!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Kuldeep Kaur
(Los Angeles, CA)

For the six month old baby who has runny nose. Taker one clove of garlic, use only quarter of it, mash little. Put it in the milk bottle, give the milk after one hour, within a day the baby will be fine. Give next day also. That's it your baby is fine.

Apple Cider Vinegar While Breastfeeding

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Posted by Casey (Norwalk, Ohio) on 02/09/2010

Apple Cider Vinegar While Breastfeeding

I tried taking ACV to improve my joint pain, and was also exclusively nursing my 9 month old son. Nothing else in my diet had changed, and he had never been affected before by anything else I ingested until I started using the ACV. He was fine before I started and after I stopped, but while I was taking it he was very fussy, gassy, and didn't pass bowel movements very well. He also started spitting up and seeming to have a sore stomach almost constantly. Nothing in his diet or mine had changed. I would most certainly NOT take ACV while breastfeeding!

Apple Cider Vinegar While Breastfeeding
Posted by Laura (Orlando, FL) on 07/22/2009

I am nursing my 8 week old baby and taking ACV with no problems. I took it when I nursed my two year old also, and nursed him for 15 months with ease. I don't take it every day, though, and especially not for weight loss (don't try to lose weight while nursing or you may lose vital nutrients for yourself and baby). I use it if I feel a cold coming on or I need an extra energy boost. I put one tablespoon in a mug of hot water and add some local honey to taste (usually about one tablespoon). I usually limit myself to one ACV drink a day. Also, try coconut oil on your works wonders for mine!

Apple Cider Vinegar While Breastfeeding
Posted by DeeAm (Islamabad, Pakistan) on 06/05/2009

Hello! I am a 30 year old mother. My baby is 7 months old and I also feed her. I used to have an amazing skin earlier when i was in my early 20's but now its dull and have black spots. I have tried using different products but nothing works for me. I have visible pores but i try not using soap because i have found that it makes skin more sensitive. i have also gained tremendous weight after i got married. I am Asian.

I would like to know if i can take ACV as i am feeding baby for weight loss as i read on this site...also what is the best quantity of baking soda that i can use on the skin in form of scrub as i have sensitive skin.

Waiting for a reply...

Replied by Ann
(Brooklyn, NY)

Hello DeeAM, In regards to your question about breast feeding and wanting to try ACV with baking soda. My answer to you is that you should not try to diet while breast feeding. You will deprive yourselve of nutrients and also your baby who needs all the nutrients from you. If your are breast feeding every three hours the pounds should fall off naturally. Unless, you have an underlying problem; you should consider checking with your doctor and having your thyroids checked. Also in regards to dark spots on your skin, that's from the pregnancy (hormones) and it will fade slowly. You can use cocoa butter oil or cream all over the body 2x a day. Also use an astringent such as witch hazel or a toner to minimize pore size after cleansing the face. Good luck.

Replied by Monsoon
(Pune, India)

Hi DeeAm, Please do not take the ACV while you are feeding your baby. It has worked wonders for me, but i read somwhere on this site itself that the milk production stopped for a lady who took ACV. Your skin can wait until you need to feed your baby or you can look for other external remedies until you can revert to ACV. ACV is the best for sure but it can wait. Take care

Replied by Wendy
(Orillia, Canada)

First off, I am always shocked when people pass on incredibly bad information that they have no way to verify... "I heard that someones milk dried up when they took ACV"... are you KIDDING ME???? Unless you have information to back up what you are saying or its first hand info, people have no business spreading stuff like this. And for anyone reading stuff on the internet RESEARCH EVERYTHING YOU READ!!!! make an inormed choice. Secondly ACV is VINEGAR people - it's not some magic potion, pink pill, drug or cure all! Dieting??? you call taking ACV DIETING???? so you mean I should throw out all my salad dressings with ACV in them??? use your heads people. It amazes me that people are told not to drink wheatgrass or green smoothies or ACV while pregnant or breastfeeding (all FOOD) and yet antibiotics, flu shots and every other lethal form of pharmaceutical drug is supposedly ok because someones doctor said it was fine. OMG!!! wake up. Should you go out and drink a bottle of ACV? no, should you drink 12 ounces of wheatgrass? no...common sense still has to prevail. Gee not ok to acv, or drink greens because my body 'might detox' but women should just continue eating at McDonalds and taco bell until they are done breastfeeding? Total nonsense.

In regards to the baby with digestion issues, I agree with the other poster. Take out the gluten/wheat. I am a breastfeeding mother of 3 and a total of 7 yrs of breastfeeding. I am now gluten/wheat/dairy/eggs/soy/caffeine and yeast free and my 3rd baby has no colic, no digestion issues, no rashes and is happy ALL the time, never cries etc. UNTIL I experiment and eat a slice of bread, a piece of cheese/dairy etc. My first baby was all of those things until other breastfeeding moms educated me about my diet! My 2nd baby was much better, only fussed once in awhile, slept great, but i hadn't figured it all out yet. We were meant to eat clean diets, not processed crap. Breastfeeding mothers these days are trying to still drink their coffees, lattes and eat processed foods and shockingly the babies have problems. Not rocket science. happy healthy baby = diet adjustment and awareness.

Want to get your figure back while breastfeeding so it falls off without physical effort? Don't eat any junk, no sugar, no bread or dairy or baked goods, only whole foods, juicing, green smoothies, LOTS of foods with nutrients in them, and practice food combining. look it up. no proteins and starches together. ie. brown rice with steamed veggies and a salad, potatoes with steamed veggies and a salad, burger (no bun) with steamed veggies and a salad or green smoothie, steak with veggies and a salad etc. do not put rice and chicken together, no meat and potatoes together. The weight will fall off without excercise because your body will be functioning optimally and digesting properly. I gained between 25-40 lbs with each of my pregnancies. It was gone in 4 months-no effort no magic potions or pills. I am not a special case, there are lots of others. No junk, no crap, no processed foods, no take out, make our own french fries at home if you crave greasy food (cheapy french fry cutter potatoes olive oil in casserole in oven 400 til they are done). If it's important enough you will figure it out...

ps. i take acv everyday while nursing this baby, he's 9 mo) it and i add baking soda too as per Ted. I am breastfeeding exclusively AND i'm 41 ;-)

(Brooklyn, Ny)

Wendy from Orillia, Canada: I was reading about your diet up no wheat and dairy. I told my wife about it and she said she always thought your supposed to have dairy because the baby needs calcium. What do you have to say about that?

(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Hi Plexguard, I am of the belief that we should get enough calcium from fresh vegetables and nuts and seeds and fish. I often wonder why we are the only 'animal' on the planet that drinks another animals breast milk. I think we should stop drinking milk when we are weaned. I also believe that if you like dairy then you should have it. Cheers Lily.

(Kobe, Hyogo, Japan)

To plexguard - a diet rich in green vegetables will yield more calcium than consuming dairy products. Milk's available calcium is cut in half through the process of pasteurization. Low-fat milk makes calcium unabsorbable because fat is an essential part of the transportation and absorption of calcium. Refined sugar increases the amount of calcium lost through urine. The absorption of calcium in the intestine is diminished in the presence of sugar. Both cow's and mother's milk are high in enzymes. There is an enzyme which separates calcium and phosphorus, allowing the calcium to be readily available to the body. Pasteurizing milk destroys these important enzymes. I would encourage you to do some research about milk and the myths surrounding the dairy industry/ bone density argument etc.

Replied by Sarah
(Sterling, Il)

I agree with you 100%. I just learned about the importance of diet 3 years ago. I am having a hard time eating healthy and making my kids eat healthy. I have severe RA and I get tired easily. How do you get your kids to eat right? Do you have any recipes that I could have? anything will help. Thanks

Replied by Wampids
(High Point, Nc, Usa)

Me & lots of other people I know have used ACV for colic in babies and works every time. Thanks

Cradle Cap

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Posted by Emily (Charlotte, NC) on 11/18/2008

ACV for Cradle Cap

I nanny for infant twins who had terrible cradle cap. We began using a cotton ball to apply undiluted organic apple cider vinegar to their heads twice on bath day only, which is twice a week for them. To my knowledge, this was just to control the smell. Within a week or so, the cradle cap had drastically improved and after 2 weeks, was completely gone. We continue the application to ensure that it doesn't come back. I'm a believer and now am looking into remedies for myself!


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Posted by El (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 04/18/2010

ACV for infant eczema:

My daughter is now 9 months old. She's had eczema since she was 2 month. I tried almost everything on her, prescribed drugs too. Nothing has worked so far. I read from this website that ACV seems to help a lot of people with eczema, so I tried it on her as well. Apply directly to skin after bath (diluted with 2/3 water), followed by moisturizer and Vaseline. It did help with the itchiness for the first two days. However, starting on the third day, her skin became extremely dry and flaky, so she started scratching again. We did not try anything new in between, so I assumed it must be ACV. I have stopped using ACV on her since, and her skin is getting better (dryness) but still covered with eczema. Am I using it right? If this is working for many others... It really breaks my heart seeing my daughter suffering from it on daily basis. I would try anything given the situation. Please help!

Replied by Selena
(Chula, Ga, Usa)

To El from Toronto. Eczema can be caused be an essential fatty acid deficiency. You can try massaging evening primose oil, borage oil, etc. directly on the areas. Zinc also helps with eczema. If you are breastfeeding you can apply breastmilk to the area as well as adding the zinc and EFA's (Essen. fatty acids) to your diet. Hope this helps.

Replied by Lisa
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)

Hi El, I just wanted to recommend using Irish moss as it is known to relieve eczema and help soothe it. If you don't know much about it, do a google search to find out more. I'm sure it is heartbreaking for you to see your baby suffer with this. I would ask that you look into her diet as well and see if she is eating foods that may be contributing to this. Remember, alkalinizing foods can help clear it up and also remove dairy and see if that results in a positive effect. You can try eliminating foods and then adding them in to see what could be causing this. Wheat and gluten are other factors that could be wreaking havoc. Look to what is the cause internally as well as relief to the skin itself.

I wish you the best, Lisa

(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)

Hi El, I was going over latest posts and as I read yours again, I realize your baby is young enough that you may be only breastfeeding. If that is the case, you might also want to check what you're eating and how it can affect your daughter since what you eat affects your breastmilk. This is in addition to my last post to you if this applies.

Hope you see changes soon!

Replied by Amanda
(Hot Springs, Ar, Usa)

my three year old daughter had it very bad (it was all over her face and it would ooze)when she was an infant and what got rid of it was a very high quality essential fatty acid blend, 1 teaspoon daily by mouth; i know i cannot mention the name but it has all unrefined: olive, flaxseed, sesame, and english borage oils. my second daughter also started to get it and i started giving her the same thing and she is also eczema-free. i also only use a homemade oatmeal soap i get online for them.

Replied by El
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Thank you both for your suggestions. I have tried taking out and adding back foods in her diet. (dairy, fish, egg yolk) The change in her condition is minimal. I missed wheat cereal through the trial, so I will sure give that a try and see if her condition improves. I was told dust mite might also be causing it. So I try my best keeping the house dust free, and now am considering replacing her bedroom carpet to hardwood floor. Thank you again for the tip on primrose oil and Irish moss. I will give them a try and report back! Thanks again. This really means a lot!!

Replied by Connie
(Escondido, California)

I have had eczema all my life (I'm 61) and I've been on the quest of causes and solutions through natural methods and have avoided going through doctors. For soothing baths for your baby try Epsom salt baths and get in the bath with your baby and you'll find it soothing for YOU and your child. Try and spend about 30 minutes every night in the bath and if you like use some Lavendar Essential Oil which helps calm both you and the baby. Eliminate wheat, dairy, soy and sugar. People with eczema need good oils (Lemon flavored cod liver oil is wonderful, Evening Primrose Oil and Borage Oil is good as well. I have eliminated grains and eat a lot of fats vegetables and protein (avocado, butter, and coconut oil). I hope this helps!

Replied by Maya
(Shohola, Pa)

When my son was about 4 months old he had red and dry skin almost everywhere. Then I cooked old fashioned oatmeal, strained and I kept washing him in that (diluted with water). Do not use soap, unless it is necessary. After a week or little longer it disappeared.

Replied by Adad
(Colombo, Sri Lanka)

to El from Toronto, Canada.

Aloe vera gel applied directly on the rash will have immediate effect on your child. U also can use some form of mild eczema cream.
good luck.


Replied by Wendypape
(Blah, Canada)

I have listened to hundreds of mothers over the last 9 years in regards to their childrens eczema.

it is either milk or gluten. Almost always the dairy but might be a combination. Remove them completely and the eczema will go away.

I was covered in it as a kid at 9. My parents took me to a naturopath (thank God) and then a homeopath... Who 'cured it'... However it would flare up once in awhile as an adult. Until I read about the connection between parasites and eczema (as well as the dairy and wheat). I have been completely free for 12 years but I am dairy, wheat, yeast, corn and gluten free 99% of the time ;-) and all my other ailments including low back pain, chronic migrains, shoulder pain abdominal pain, leg cramps, moodiness, anger, brain fog - is ALL GONE ;-) I see the same symtpoms in my kids. If I did not feed them a healthy diet free of dairy and wheat and do regular parasite cleanses... I am sure they would have eczema! It is not tht hard - there is so much available now for allergy free living and you know, we just go back to the 'basics' of eating like grandma would have... Brown rice, meat, potatoes, veggies, salads, whole cereals like millet, quinoa, oats, buckwheat, fruits, smoothies, almond milk and other nut milks, veggie juices, nothing from a can, leftovers, etc. It is much cheaper in the long run and crockpots are awesome for those with time issues ;-)

Replied by Karen
(Keswick, Ontario)

Hello I have a 2 1/2 year old son and he has had severe eczema since 2 months old. and it ended up being causes by food he was allergic too. It still has never gone away but we can now get it under control. I would stop breastfeeding and get your baby tested for allergies at 1 year old!
good luck! :)

Replied by Mellyg
(S Jordan, Ut)

I have triplets and am always excited to share my eczema story! I had one of my 3 covered in eczema at 4 months. My pediatrician suggested I see a specialist. Well my MD who uses natural medicine suggested probiotics. I used 3 pills a day of a 16 strain probiotic and within a month and a half he was cleared up! I wish my mother had known about that as I suffered greatly from it as a child. Had lots of food allergies. I now take probiotics everyday!

Replied by Blomma
(Mae Sot, Tak, Thailand)

I have twin adopted infants, one of them developed severe allergies to soy, cow, goat, rice, almond... I tried every hypoallergenic milk formula available too, but his severe excema persisted. Upon a friends suggestion I gave him probiotics and within a couple of days he was able to tolerate soy formula... He had been on antibiotics as a newborn... I have not introduced him to other milk products yet.

Replied by Lanos
(So California, Usa)

Blomma, Please research very carefully the outcome of feeding an infant or child a soy formula.. From personal experience, I've known a male infant who was fed a soy formula due to allergies and then later in life developed feminine hormones.. And I do not mean he had homosexual tendencies... His orientation was completely male. However he actually became somewhat of an eunich. This is too serious to take lightly. Do some more research.

Replied by Lanos
(So Calif, Usa)

Blomma.. Sorry forgot to mention The infant I mentioned, was on antibotics at birth also, and developed eczema, and then asthma at a very young age. God bless you.

Replied by Heidi
(Sierra Nevada Foothills, Ca)

To all of you that used probiotics for their children's eczema, you are absolutely correct. However if your child is having an allergic reaction to a food such as soy then that probably means that they should not be eating it or tolerating it. The body is reacting for a reason. Soy formula is bad for babies on many levels. To learn why, you should go to and research soy and why babies should not eat soy.

More importantly regarding your child's allergies and digestion I would recommend watching Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's "Gut and Psychology Syndrome" conference and reading her book. I think that this very good information for all people even if they are healthy.

Good luck to all and if you research this now you will be happy that you did not put it off and it will mean many more healthy years for your family.


Sore Throat

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Posted by C (San Diego, CA) on 11/03/2008

ACV for sore throat in a 3 year old

my 3 year old (who has a cold) woke up in the middle of the night complaining of a sore throat, i immediately gave her apple cider vinegar w/ a little bit of raw honey and a couple pinches of turmeric. i gave her 3-4 teaspoons of this concoction and she said it went away and went back to sleep. when she woke this morning she said her sore throat was still gone!

Replied by Maggie
(Miami, Florida)

RE: Sore throat for children. Try Echinacea first. I think that Apple Cider Vinegar is too acidic for their stomach.


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Posted by Scorpioempress (Ridgecrest, Ca) on 06/09/2011

Apple Cider Vinegar and Vitamin C for Uti in 4 Year Old

I knew the ACV and Vit C would work, but I doubted the quickness of the relief. I had to do something though for my daughter. She is 4 years old and was in incredible pain. It took days to realize it was a UTI because she wasn't describing it well and I thought it was heat rash on her butt or a rash from not wiping right. She did have some diaper rash looking redness.

We kept putting desenex on her, then she started to apply it to her urethral opening... Which made me wonder if that was where the pain was or if she, but I still didn't know if maybe it was yeast or bladder and that was only this morning... So it took days to realize what was going on. By the fourth day, today, she was crying and squirming. I questioned her and found that it hurts when she pees... then I knew for sure.

I came here because antibiotics are worse than the illness usually and I knew I could at least get some healing started if I needed to go to a dr.

I gave her 2 tbsps ACV in 12 oz distilled water sweetened with 2 packs of stevia. SHE CRIED AND SCREAMED bout the TASTE!!!! I had to force her sip by sip to drink it! Many tears! LOL... But honestly, 20 minutes later she had stopped crying! She is now laughing and wants her nap! I also gave her 2 Vit C pills because she really only drank half the nasty concoction. I'll write again to update since its really only been 30-40 minutes.

Replied by Debbie
(Melbourne, Australia)

A better way to give it to her would have been a syringe (without the needle) and aim it down side/back of her mouth. That way she won't really taste it and it is quick and easy. I do that for my son. I also put a spearmint chlorophyl in the syringe to hide the ACV taste.

Replied by Simi
(Gosford, Australia)

Up until I was 14 y/o I thought it was normal to burn when I pee'd. I had back-to-back UTI's that quite often required antibiotics, and drinking the (horrible tasting) Ural. A dr told me once that I have dormant bacteria in my 'area' that was causing the UTIs, I think it was a staph strain but I'm not 100% sure as it was said a long time ago. This dr also told me to drink lots of cranberry juice because the high levels of vitamin C help to clean out your urinary tract, and since drinking the juice regularly I have been completely burn free!!

Replied by uti
(Carson City, Nv)

my oldest daughter had back to back UTI's for a year when she was 3 antibiotices didn't help at first her doctor told me to stop giving her baths and start giving her showers with mild soaps and after her shower let her soak in a baking soda bath for about 30 mins. (you use about a 1/4 cup backing soda to the water) the baking soda helps relive the redness and itching... It helped with in few days and the antibiotice wore able to work... Her doctor told me that when lil girls sit in bath water all the dirt sits on the bottom of the tub and none the else around the vaginal area and cause some of the infection... My daughter is now 9 and hasnt had another UTI since and anytime she says it hurts down there or it red we do the baking soda bath and it clears it up... And you can use a baking soda bath on a child of any age... So I hope this help... If nothing it will help with the burning anad itching