Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mommy Hacks For Ill Kiddies


Here are some of the best, (and most creative) Mommy hacks for when your child isn't feeling too good.

Head Lice

No parent wants to hear that their child has head lice, it's one of those things you dread, but know it will happen at some point. Unfortunately, nothing you can do will prevent it (unless you never let your child leave the house and mix with other kids!) If you want a natural, chemical free product that will get rid of lice in one to two hours after application, go to cootiecorral.com to find out more. Get what you need so will you always be ready.

Homemade Heat Pack

A cute homemade heat pack can be made from old fabric and dried corn kernels; this is great for children is they have muscle aches or growing pains!

Bug Bite Cream

This is actually an ancient Chinese secret as a remedy for insect bites. Just rub the inside of a banana peel on bug bites to stop swelling and itching quickly when you don't have any anti-histamine cream on hand.

Homemade Cough Drops

If you have a child who treats cough drops like sweets, it can get super expensive. Forget going to the shops to buy them, just make them yourself. This recipe for homemade throat sweets that can be done on the stove-top or in a microwave, and you can use fun molds like stars or teddy bears that will get kids happy to pop them in. You can even make lollipops!

Vicks Verruca Foot Trick

You are probably only familiar with rubbing Vicks Vaporub on your child's chest to ease their breathing and coughing. But it has been sworn to work as this lesser-known trick to get rid of verruca: rub Vaporub on their feet (and of course covering the verruca, then cover with thick socks and leave like this every night when your child goes to bed. Do this until you see results! Make sure you don't put the Vicks on a cut - it will BURN.

Marshmallows for a Sore Throat

For kids (or even adults for that matter), being sick won't be half as bad if that means they get to eat marshmallows to soothe a sore throat. Marshmallow is similar to a substance that has been used to relieve scratchy throats for thousands of years. The gummy substance is called mucilage, which creates a slick gel that then coats the surface and relieves irritation. The marshmallows you buy at the store today probably doesn't contain this magic herb, but they do contain gelatin, which can also coat and soothe a sore throat, too. So try it out!

Maxi-pad Ice Pack

Wait, what? Those womanly napkins you grab for when you get your period has another use? - Well yes, it makes a great DIY ice pack. You just have to run it under cold water for a cool compress, or you can freeze it for lower temperatures.

This is a collaborative post written by a contributing writer.

This post is not meant to give medical advice.  Please consult a medical professional with any health concerns and before implementing any new treatments. 

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