Nothing is worse than having a sick or injured child. As parents, it pains us to watch our children hurt. Good thing there are some great tricks out there that will have your little sweetie feeling better in no time.
1. Banana peels for bug bites
This old Chinese remedy really soothes bug bites. When pesky bugs leave your little one covered in itchy bites and your trusty tube of bug cream is all gone, take the inside of a banana peel and rub it on your child’s bug bites. It will soothe inflammation and itchiness as well as tame the redness.
2. Grape juice wards off stomach bugs
One of the worst things to strike any household is the stomach flu. Keep it from spreading around your home by drinking 3 glasses of pure grape juice per day when you have come into contact with stomach bug germs. It will prevent you and your family from coming down with it too.
3. Marshmallows heal sore throats
Kids will be happy to follow this advice. Marshmallows soothe sore throats because of the gelatin they contain. It reduces irritation in the throat. Finally, a remedy that tastes great and works!
4. Rubbing alcohol to curb nausea
If you have a child that tends to get motion sickness in the car, has a nasty stomach flu or just plain feels woozy, let him sniff the fumes from rubbing alcohol. Pour some onto a cotton ball or if this is a frequent problem, get the disposable rubbing alcohol pads and carry them around in your bag.
5. Make your own ice packets
There’s no need to spend money buying ice packs when you can easily make your own. Take a large zipper bag and fill it with 3 parts water and 1 part rubbing alcohol. It will never freeze although it will get very cold. What’s great about this trick is that it allows the packet to contort to whatever part of the body it is applied to, making it even more effective.
5. Safely remove splinters with baking soda
Splinters are difficult to remove from an adult. Trying to remove them from children is next to impossible. Thankfully, there’s baking soda to help you do the job. Simply mix baking soda with a little water – just enough to create a paste. Spread the paste onto the area with the splinter, cover with a bandage, and allow it to sit for up to 24 hours. When you remove the bandage the skin will have pushed the splinter out more for easy removal.