Hi there, seems my beautiful toddler of 2 years and 2 months sleep patterns is disturbed, for since about age of 2 she want to play till about 23h00 or later at night, before she gets tired and want to sleep. She is usually a well behaved little child, and will play on her own, eats well, and is very clever, funny and cute. She do not sleep a lot during the day either, sometimes an hour, 12h00 to 13h00.. I tried all the remedies and advice given so far, but no luck yet. Is it just a "stage" that will pass, or do you have any advice for me to assist her to fix the sleeping pattern? thank you, Riana
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
My 20months old son started crawling 3 weeks ago. Though he can pull up and walk with support. He cannot stand without support and only makes vowel sounds like aahhh, ohhh, de without talking and he does not babble like other kids. what can I do to get him talking?
Todler with Spastic Muscles: My son is 16 months, he can barely sit for more than 2 minutes and cannot walk yet, his muscles are very tense, we are working on Physio to ease the tension but does not seem to be working, is there a remedy i can use as a muscle relexant, i know of medication that can be used but it is not natural? any ideas?
My son has had staph for awhile now we've taken him to the Dr. so many times and still hasnt gone away, we are desperately reaching out for a cure please help us.
I have been fan of your website for a few months and I am grateful that I ran into it few months ago. However, my daughter, she's 2 years old and she has been sick with stomach flu/virus for almost a week and she's still has diarrhea, upset stomach, and severe stomach pains. I was searching on finding some kind of remedy for her stomach pain/diarrhea; however, I couldn't find anything helpful.
Could you please direct me to the special section that talks about stomach virus/flu? or if there's a special section where I can ask a health specialist? Thank you so much for the help,
I have done the strep throat remedies suggested on this site successfully for my 4 year old, but because she keeps sucking her thumbs she gets reinfected with strep (or it's latent... )I've gone to the doctors who prescribes medicine but I don't know how I can get her to stop sucking her thumb w/o taping them up. Any suggestions... Am I harming her by only doing the home remedies? I don't want her to come down with rheumatic fever, and is there a remedy for that?
Thank you for any direction you can give me...
I need help and I dont know if this is where I would submit it. My grandaughter is 4 and has had a few bouts with swimmers itch but this last one she has really gotten sick. High fever 103.9 and voimiting. Have you ever heard of having this bad of a reaction to swimmers itch? Maybe there is some other parasite in the lake water. I am very concerned and need to know what to do for her. She has been to the doctor but they are not taking this swimmers ithc thing seriously. She has sevaral bites on her body and this is the 2nd time she has gotton sick from it. The first time I thought was just a fluke but now I am think that there is something in that water. If you are able to please help, Thanks
My son is 6 years old now but from the early age his front four teeth was broken and turned some black. Now front four teeth are not present their gums are seeing black and there is problem in eating. So please suggest remedies that front teeth started to come out.
Question: Teething Rash of 5 year-old. My daughter just turned 5 and is having 2 permanent teeth push through, one on her right bottom front and one is a molar on the right side as well.
She has a rash under her bottom lip, in the corners of her mouth and on her chin, sometimes it burns on her skin at the rash site. Does any parent have experience with this happening with their young child?... And how would anyone recommend treating the rash and minimizing the burning sensation that it is causing?
Thank you very much!, Ronda
(Wokingham, Berkshire UK)
My 15 month old grandson is miserable. He's not in any pain he just cries/whines a lot. He had a rough start in life. Premature, had NEC and had to have some of his intestine removed. Need I say he's had a lot of antibiotics. Not to mention he's had some ear infections. Anyone have any ideas?
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
In the ABC Herbal by Stephen Horne, he says, “one of the greatest problems with nutrition is lack of trace minerals in our food.” And then goes on saying, “we found that giving half a teaspoon of herbal minerals along with a half a teaspoon of licorice root TincTrack just before bedtime to solved a bedwetting problem with both of our sons. It said, “many people have tried all sorts of kidney herbs for this problem with no success but when we heard Dr. Lendon Smith say that Bedwetting can be a blood sugar problem with a mineral imbalance we decided to try this approach. It worked well for us and has since worked well for others.” Lots of people are deficient in minerals these days! Best of luck!
Re: Giving turmeric to babies or children
Turmeric has completely helped my husband and I deal with boils - after 2 or 3 each we have had no more. We mixed turmeric with warm water and milk to drink, and also applied paste of turmeric and honey.
But when my daughter developed extremely large painful ones, we weren't initially able to get any turmeric inside her. So we tried a few tricks that we don't normally turn to, and she's done better with them. Antibiotics did NOT work -- they cleared the infection while she was taking them, then the boils returned again.
External applications of turmeric are also fine for children, and draw out pus very quickly. We use a mixture of turmeric and honey, with a few drops of tea tree and lavender essential oil -- mix well. Note that tea-tree is safe for mucous membranes/genital area; lavender is not recommended on those areas for young kids unless very well diluted.
Here are some suggestions for parents who want to try giving turmeric orally to kids; I hope they can help someone!
1) Curcumin in capsules has a less offensive taste than straight turmeric -- we sometimes use that in our dosing by breaking open the capsules and using half the powder each time.
2) Put some turmeric/curcumin on a spoon with manuka honey (itself great against infections)- follow with milk or another bit of honey.
3) If all else fails, icecream is a good cover-up because it's cold and sweet, although of course the sugar isn't so great
Best to try when your child is hungry! Always start with a sip of water and a spoonful of the sweet stuff to lubricate the mouth and to make the experience appealing! Then turmeric, then honey/icecream again.
Good luck everyone.
EC: Never give honey to babies under a year old.
When my son was 2 years old, he had a severe stomach pain. he was crying constantly for 2 hours at that night. eversince, i took him to different doctors in 3 different countries, went through blood test, x-ray and usg. finally the doctor said that it was normal for a child to have stomach pain at least twice a week!!! i couldn't believe what he said. my mum visited us 2 years ago, and started to give him tumeric and honey. you wouldn't believe it. it WORKS!!! never again he has stomach pain.
Just wanted to add that turmeric is used in India on infants as well with good results. Babies are regularly bathed with turmeric paste to prevent infections (not on the head though, since it prevents hair growth). The quality of the turmeric must be checked though and the infant's skin watched carefully the first few days after using. A harmless side effect is that it colors the skin/nails for a while. A pinch is also put on the baby's tongue and used to clean it.
I have been giving my kids 1/4-1/8 tsp Tumeric in honey, once daily, heated for chronic allergies for about a week. Is this an appropriate dosage? I opted to put it in honey instead of milk because that is how they like it best. Does this make a difference? When do most people start seeing an improvement in their allergies?