Natural Remedies for Babies & Kids
For many moms and dads, giving kids medicine is a daunting idea. From questions about cold medicine to allergic reactions, parents may balk at the prospect. But the good news is that kids don't have to suffer. Even babies can benefit from some natural remedies that many of us keep on hand every day. For example, that same tea you use to get some sleep after a hard day can quiet colic in a baby. An ounce or two of chamomile, when steeped for five minutes and brought to room temperature and put in a bottle, can help calm intestinal spasms and acts as a mild sedative. To reduce the sugar you add to your baby or toddler's foods, try cinnamon. It has been shown in studies to lower adults' blood sugar when they suffer from type 2 diabetes, and kids can always benefit from less sugar in their diets. If it's a skin problem your child faces, why not try natural aloe vera? It will cool a burn and speed healing time by as much as nine days.