Kids come in all sizes so is very hard to know how much medicine is enough and how much is too much. So we will use a table that gives you exactly the amount of medicine you need to give to your child according with your child's weight. Although throughout the book we recommend a dose for each remedy, this is for children whose weight is between 36 and 65 pounds. For kids that are ether lighter or heavier follow the instructions below.
Up to 5 pounds 1/16 cup or 1 tbs.
5 to 15 pounds 1/8 cup or 2 tbs.
16 to 35 pounds 1/4 cup or 4 tbs.
36 to 65 pounds 1/2 cup
66 to 80 pounds 3/4 cup
81 to 110 pounds 1 cup
As a parent, when our children get sick, one of the first things we want to do is to run to the doctor, some people start dosing their children with everything in the medicine cabinet, needless to say ether of the two alternatives y the correct one. Even physicians agree lately that prescribing antibiotics and other drugs is not recommended for children, however doctors sometime feel pressure by the parents to prescribe something even though he knows that the condition will disappear en a few day without drug intervention. we have many home remedies for children in our website.
Middle Ear Infection
In most children a middle ear infection clears up on its own with in a few months, yet 90% of doctors will prescribe an antibiotic for this condition just to make the parent feel that the visit was time and money well spend.
Most ailments that affect children can be treated with over the counter medicine but many professionals are questioning the long term effects of giving synthetic drugs to a child since a very early age . Besides if the condition is treatable with over the counter drugs, with no doubt herbs can do a better job and by using herbs you get peace of mind knowing that the problem is being taking care of, and that you are boosting his or her immune system without harming your child with side effects. In my case I feel very proud of myself every time my son gets better thanks to some herb preparation I made for him, and it makes me happy to know that I choose to keep my child chemical free as much as I can.
But lets face it, children will run away every time they need to take a medicine made of herbs, and soon you find yourself running around the table trying to catch the patient. There is a better way, herb preparation can be made in a way that children look forward to, by following the steps and instructions in this part of the our website you will learn how to make a sweet tasting cough syrup, a spray for sore throats , a delicious tea for indigestion, or if your baby is allergic to rash prevention products, we'll show you how to make your own totally natural baby powder, diaper rash cream, and baby oil. For more serious ailments, you'll learn how to make your own infection fighting antibiotic by mixing the right herbs. Also you'll find formulas to make laxatives for your child's constipation and ear drops.
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