I feel as though I am often seeking out alternative remedies or at least exploring a more natural solution when my children are sick or need soothing. I’ve written a few times about using some kid-friendly remedies that I’ve found at my local health food store and the success that I’ve had with these solutions. Instead of using a prescription allergy medicine we’ve been able to use the alternative successfully and I hope it stays that way.
When I was contacted by Bach Kids to try their Confidence, Daydream and Kids Rescue remedy I was very open minded. I’ve found that other natural alternatives to help my son sleep or calm down after a temper tantrum were helpful and therefore I was anxious to give another brand a try. Before agreeing I did some research on the company, however, and discovered they have been around for 70 years, the remedies are not habit forming and they are used in 66 countries worldwide.
Bach is basically flower remedies discovered and created by Dr. Eward Bach who passed away in 1936. The website states that before passing away, “he had developed a complete system of 38 flower remedies, each prepared from the flowers of wild plants, trees and bushes. They work by treating the individual rather than the disease or its symptoms. Still made at Mount Vernon, the home of Dr Bach, Bach Original Flower Remedies are the only flower essences bearing Edward Bach’s signature.” The history of Dr. Edward Bach is rather fascinating, I invite you to find out more.
I am always cautious when it comes to homeopath remedies and I do my reading, let my child’s pediatrician know if I am using something and I always consult with our local health food store and pharmacy if my child is taking a medicine. I highly suggest this for any mother but we all have our own comfort levels when it comes to using natural remedies. The Bach website is a great resource for the different remedies, how the remedies are made and a complete guide to the 38 flower remedies along with frequently asked questions – which is helpful for research and conversing with your child’s doctor.
For my son and daughter the rescue remedy is very helpful and something my children take well. I’d rather the product be in melt in your mouth tablets but the four drops needed easily is added to the juice with the children not noticing. I’ve found the rescue remedy to work well after tantrums, before my husband and I are leaving for a night out – when our children might feel some anxiety or stress. My son is one of those children that thinks about everything and so he causes himself a great deal of stress over situations and this product is helpful and seems to calm him. Active Ingredients: 5x dilution of Helianthemum nummularium HPUS, Clematis vitalba HPUS, Impatiens glandulifera HPUS, Prunus cerasifera HPUS, Ornithogalum umbellatum HPUS.
The confidence remedy is a product that I have not used yet but forsee myself using with kindergarten on the horizon. My son can often be shy or doubt his abilities and need some self-esteem boosting and with this natural remedy children hopefully I can help him feel more confident and sure of himself during those first few days. Have you tried this product? It is alcohol-free and the active ingredients are 5X dilution of Larch vitalba HPUS.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions on the products and how you feel about homeopathic remedies and what solutions or brands you have tried. For a limited time at www.bachkids.com when you select the item you wish to purchase, you be directed to the store to complete your order and can use Promo code: BACHGC when asked at checkout to save 25% off your order. This offer is valid through August 10, 2009.