Whether your children have a touch of a stomach bug, or maybe they are suffering from some motion sickness, these natural remedies for nausea may be worth a try.
No parent wants their child to be sick. They would rather they be in perfect health all the time and never suffer from a headache, a runny nose, or an upset stomach. However, children are human too and this means that they are going to be vulnerable to illnesses and infections that everyone is.
Nausea is one of the most uncomfortable feelings in the world, and you will want your child to feel better as soon as possible. You don’t want your child throwing up and would like to take away that yucky feeling in their stomach.
While there are medications for children for just about everything, you may prefer something a bit more natural. If you don’t happen to have any drugs on hand then you may want to at least try some natural remedies before turning to a doctor or medication.
Here are 10 of the best natural remedies for children who are struggling with nausea.
1. Ginger Is Always A Winner
According to Arcadia Montessori Preschool Academy, ginger will always be one of the best remedies for dealing with nausea. If you have a small piece of ginger, grind it up and squeeze some juice out of it. Mix that with some honey to make it taste a bit better and give it to your child 2 to 3 times a day.
2. Try Some Mint
Peppermint and mint are other things that are great for upset stomachs. Try some peppermint tea, or you can take mint leaves, grind them and extract the juices much like ginger. This is one of the most recommended remedies for children.
3. Forget Rice, Just Use The Water
Informed parents know that bland foods like rice are best for children who have an upset stomach. But did you know that rice water is another great way to handle nausea and even vomiting in children?
4. Cardamom Seeds
A lot of natural remedies involve ingredients that you may have not heard of, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t work. Cardamom seeds are useful for nausea and can be found in any grocery store. All you have to do is grind up a small amount, add some sugar and give it to your child. The sugar will help it taste a bit sweeter.
Cloves are another herb that can help a stomach that doesn’t feel quite right. An older child should be able to take a clove and chew on it, but for younger children, you can make tea out of them. According to First Cry Parenting, you can make this tea by steeping a few cloves and adding some honey to sweeten it up.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is becoming more popular and that is most likely due to its antimicrobial properties. This is something else that can be given to children who are complaining about feeling sick in their tummy. Undiluted, it doesn’t taste great, so you will want to add some honey or sugar to make it a bit sweeter for them. You can even dilute it with water and ice to make it more palatable. It’s actually just a refreshing drink when diluted in plain soda or mineral water and ice.
7. Lavender Oil
This is one that you do not want your child to eat. Lavender oil can be used for aromatic purposes. Place some on your child and the aroma can help settle a tummy that is feeling nauseous. Not every remedy is going to be something that your child has to eat, so sometimes, simply laying down and smelling lavender can help settle a stomach.
8. Tea For Two
Certain teas have long been known for their calming and healing properties, and there is one for children too. According to Parents website, chamomile tea can relax intestinal “spasms,” and it can help to calm a child down. This may be a great idea for a child who is having a hard time settling for sleep due to the pain they are having in their stomach.
You may be familiar with cinnamon as a common baking ingredient, but it is also an active compound that can help get sugar into the cells and settle in the stomach. It’s not likely that you will want to give it to your child on a spoon, but again, you can add some to another tea, or make tea with cinnamon and warm water for your child to drink.
10. Chewing Gum
This one is not only fun, but it may be the one your child is willing to try and may even get excited about. Of course, this one is only for children who are old enough to be capable of chewing gum. When a child chews gum, they swallow a lot more saliva and this can help to settle the stomach acid that is causing that horrible nauseated feeling.