Having a sick or uncomfortable baby is miserable! When they aren't happy, YOU aren't happy. That's just the nature of kids. You want to help them feel better, but sometimes it seems like your options are limited. Many of the medicines available aren't the safest, especially for little kids and if you are like me, you try to avoid giving them whenever possible. That means your poor baby has to feel pretty bad before you use a medication. Well, I've got great news for you! You can get homeopathic products that are safe for your baby and will help them feel so much better!
Hyland's Homeopathic Products are 100% natural and are safe for your child (and you... There is an entire line of products for adults, too). There is a product available for a huge variety of ailments from sicknesses, to restlessness, to teething. The remedies that come in tablet form quickly dissolve, making it easy to treat babies and kids. Some remedies also come in liquid form.
I was sent a wonderful package of Hyland's products to review with my kids. It included Allergy Relief, Calms Forte 4 Kids, Flu Care, Sniffles & Sneezes, Cold 'n Cough, Cough Syrup, Colic Tablets, and the popular Teething Tablets. What a great variety of products!
I wasn't able to try all of these products as I typically have pretty healthy kids, but I did try some of them.
One of the products I was most excited about was the Calms Forte 4 Kids. Sometimes Brennan has a hard time settling down at night and falling asleep. It isn't every night, but just here and there. Most of the time we can tell by evening whether or not it is going to be 'one of those nights'. On those nights, we'll give him one does of Calms Forte 4 Kids- his 'calm down' medicine. He really likes it and takes it happily. He'll even say it is yummy. Shortly after we give it to him, sure enough, we notice him beginning to settle down. He'll typically choose a less crazy activity like blocks or books and begin to wind down. Bedtime on his crazy nights has become so much easier. Now he can fall asleep with ease. I'm very satisfied with this product.
We tried the Cold 'n Cough liquid and the Sniffles 'n Sneezes on Brennan as well, when he came down with a cold. I'm not quite as sure of the results with this one. Brennan is extremely tough when it comes to getting sick. Normally we don't even notice that he is sick until his nose starts running like crazy. He rarely slows down or gets whiny because of sickness... just naughtier! So, this time we tried using Hyland's cold remedies. He was mostly congested. His nose wasn't running much. He took the medicines easily (at different times, of course) and liked the taste. We didn't notice a huge difference in his attitude or symptoms. Though they may have made him feel better, it was hard to tell with his ridiculously high tolerance to discomfort.
Neither of my kids have Allergies or got the Flu (thank God!) so we haven't tried either of those yet.
Bryleigh was my test subject for the Colic Tablets and the Teething Tablets. We gave her the Colic Tablets when she was really crying and upset, but we didn't know why. We also tried them when she was gassy, since one of the ingredients is supposed to help with gas pain. They did seem to help her settle down some. The didn't cure the crying completely, but definitely helped.
The Teething Tablets were even better. They really seem to help ease her pain. They work the best in the daytime when she can naturally tolerate the pain better, and they help at night, but at night I do still occasionally give her acetaminophen. Overall, I am pleased with both the Colic and Teething Tablets.
The only thing that I could even come up with for Hyland's to improve upon is the actual appearance of the tablets. They all look identical- small, round, and white. It would be nice if they were different shapes or colors so that they could be easier to tell apart, in case of a mix up or something. This is pretty minor, though, considering that you should be able to keep them straight in their own, clearly labeled bottles.
I've got to give Hyland's a big two thumbs up on their products. What a great alternative to traditional medications!
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*I was given this product for review purposes. All of my opinions about this product are solely my own. Your opinions may differ. I was not compensated to write this post in any way.*