Today, my 3 year old son woke up at 3:30 am vomiting in his bed. After the third time changing his sheets (he would fall asleep, so would I, and then he would throw up in his bed), I decided to give him a hylands motion sickness tablet. It gave him about 4 hours of good sleep before he woke up throwing up again. I tried to dilute coconut water in water, but he only wanted a pedialyte Popsicle (they are left over from a long time ago). He was sick on and off all day, finally by evening he was perking up. I gave him a bath and put a few drops of peppermint and TTO in his water. I got the bathroom all steamy and warm, and it smelled delicious in there. When I washed him down, I put one drop of peppermint and TTO in the soap. He is still lethargic, but he hasn't vomited anymore.
Two years ago, I would not have had any of those EO's or the hylands tablet. I probably would have given him pedialyte all day without trying coconut water first. Also, I probably would have given him Tylenol, just because he was sick.
Does anyone have any other suggestions in helping your Lo's beat the sickies?
on Jan. 5, 2013 at 9:27 PM