Giving the kids a good night sleep, without the help of Mr. Benadryl
Taking my kids on their first overnight plane right recently, I admit I was a little nervous about how to get them to sleep. I'm not one to shy away from the Benadryl (8 hour flight? Bring it on.) but hey, I know some moms prefer more natural options. As do I, given the choice.
Just in the nick of time, I found one, and--hooray!--it totally works.[don't miss an exclusive offer after the jump with updated discount code]
I fell in love with Zarbee's
Natural Cough Syrup
earlier this year, and I'm so happy to see
Pediatrician Zak Zarbock has another product: an all-natural
cough and sleep drink
powder that relies on a teeny bit of
melatonin plus ingredients like buckwheat honey, zinc and Vitamin C to
help kids feel better and get some shut eye.
It put my four year-old to sleep in about ten minutes, which is easily
the world's record. The best part is, she slept the entire flight--and
then claimed she was never sleeping.
If that's the kind of "not
sleeping" she does on a plane, fine by us.
It's also a smart
option for the night before a big test day, bad colds, or any other time
your kids can use a little sleep help that warm milk isn't delivering. I
will caution though that you need to make sure it's well-dissolved in
warm water so that your kids really get the benefit of the packet. If
you're using it on a plane, grab a hot water from the flight attendant
as soon as you get on board.
Believe me, they're more than happy
to help knowing there will be one more sleeping kid on the flight. -Liz
Natural Children's Cough + Sleep Drink online at Zarbees.com and in
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