As the school year quickly approaches, many toddlers and babies will be heading back to school and/or daycare, YIKES!! The number one question I get asked about is how we prevent ear infections. Ear infections are the most common reason children are brought to a pediatrician’s office and are the main reason for the prescribing of antibiotics. Neither one of our daughters has ever had an ear infection, I attribute this to many factors including diet but more importantly to what we do for ear care. Because everyone we knew with kids dealt with ear infections we made sure to keep a strong eye out. Recommended by our holistic pediatrician, who we absolutely LOVE, we started to use Mullein Oil. Several weeks after each of the girls were born we placed several drops of Mullein Oil in each year 2-3 xs per week after their bath….did it work? ABSOLUTELY!!
So what exactly is Mullein Oil? Mullein Oil is an oil made from the flowers of the mullein plant that is combined with garlic. Mullein is used to help with inflammation and is an anti-viral; combined with the wonders of olive oil that has anti-fungal, antibacterial, AND antiviral properties it makes for an awesome natural treatment for ear infections. You can purchase Mullein Oil from any local Whole Foods or health food store, the price ranges from $8-$12 which sure beats the price and time of a doctors visit.
The key is to start using the drops NOW before your kiddo’s head back to school. Give it and try and let me know what you think, I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment or suggestion on Facebook or via email at www.welldonebabies.com