Kids

  1. Safety Info
  2. ADHD- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  3. Constipation
  4. Cough
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Dilution Chart
  7. Head Lice (Kutu)
  8. Hand Foot Mouth Disease HFMD
  9. Stomach Massage
  10.  

Safety Info

AFFFILIATE DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging and social media activities, I may receive monetary compensation for links to products from this post. However, I only recommend products that I personally love and use myself!. I am a mama hear me roar. All I want for my baby, is health, happiness, and the chance for him to experience life to its fullest without any pain or suffering. It’s really what all mamas out there want for their children. The hardest thing about being a parent is making decisions for my son that could affect those things. Keeping him healthy and safe can be a difficult task, and using essential oils to help naturally heal him is no exception. As we learned in the last post, Introduction to Essential Oil Safety, essential oils, no matter the quality or brand of the oil, are an extremely concentrated combination of multiple chemical constituents and therefore require a certain amount of concern with safety when using them. This week we are going to learn about safe essential oil use with babies and children! All of the safety rules we outlined in the last post, still stand true with children, but we must be even more careful when using essential oils around babies and children. Essential oils should be much more diluted for use with babies as compared to use with adults. With so many different types of one plant, it’s important to use the correct species of essential oil. To make this easier for you and to take out the guesswork, I have added the Latin names of the essential oils that I list. All of the Latin names listed are the type of that essential oil that is deemed safe for use. When purchasing essential oils, be sure to note the Latin name of the essential oil you are purchasing, to make sure you are getting the right one.


ADHD - Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Definition

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

  • Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension.
  • Hyperactivity means a person seems to move about constantly, including in situations in which it is not appropriate; or excessively fidgets, taps, or talks. In adults, it may be extreme restlessness or wearing others out with constant activity.
  • Impulsivity means a person makes hasty actions that occur in the moment without first thinking about them and that may have high potential for harm; or a desire for immediate rewards or inability to delay gratification. An impulsive person may be socially intrusive and excessively interrupt others or make important decisions without considering the long-term consequences.

Signs and Symptoms

Inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity are the key behaviors of ADHD. Some people with ADHD only have problems with one of the behaviors, while others have both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity.Most children have the combined type of ADHD.

In preschool, the most common ADHD symptom is hyperactivity.

It is normal to have some inattention, unfocused motor activity and impulsivity, but for people with ADHD, these behaviors:

  • are more severe
  • occur more often
  • interfere with or reduce the quality of how they functions socially, at school, or in a job

Inattention

People with symptoms of inattention may often:

  • Overlook or miss details, make careless mistakes in schoolwork, at work, or during other activities
  • Have problems sustaining attention in tasks or play, including conversations, lectures, or lengthy reading
  • Not seem to listen when spoken to directly
  • Not follow through on instructions and fail to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace or start tasks but quickly lose focus and get easily sidetracked
  • Have problems organizing tasks and activities, such as what to do in sequence, keeping materials and belongings in order, having messy work and poor time management, and failing to meet deadlines
  • Avoid or dislike tasks that require sustained mental effort, such as schoolwork or homework, or for teens and older adults, preparing reports, completing forms or reviewing lengthy papers
  • Lose things necessary for tasks or activities, such as school supplies, pencils, books, tools, wallets, keys, paperwork, eyeglasses, and cell phones
  • Be easily distracted by unrelated thoughts or stimuli
  • Be forgetful in daily activities, such as chores, errands, returning calls, and keeping appointments

Hyperactivity-Impulsivity

People with symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity may often:

  • Fidget and squirm in their seats
  • Leave their seats in situations when staying seated is expected, such as in the classroom or in the office
  • Run or dash around or climb in situations where it is inappropriate or, in teens and adults, often feel restless
  • Be unable to play or engage in hobbies quietly
  • Be constantly in motion or “on the go,” or act as if “driven by a motor”
  • Talk nonstop
  • Blurt out an answer before a question has been completed, finish other people’s sentences, or speak without waiting for a turn in conversation
  • Have trouble waiting his or her turn
  • Interrupt or intrude on others, for example in conversations, games, or activities

Diagnosis of ADHD requires a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed clinician, such as a pediatrician, psychologist, or psychiatrist with expertise in ADHD. For a person to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity must be chronic or long-lasting, impair the person’s functioning, and cause the person to fall behind normal development for his or her age. The doctor will also ensure that any ADHD symptoms are not due to another medical or psychiatric condition. Most children with ADHD receive a diagnosis during the elementary school years. For an adolescent or adult to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms need to have been present prior to age 12.

ADHD symptoms can appear as early as between the ages of 3 and 6 and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms of ADHD can be mistaken for emotional or disciplinary problems or missed entirely in quiet, well-behaved children, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Adults with undiagnosed ADHD may have a history of poor academic performance, problems at work, or difficult or failed relationships.

ADHD symptoms can change over time as a person ages. In young children with ADHD, hyperactivity-impulsivity is the most predominant symptom. As a child reaches elementary school, the symptom of inattention may become more prominent and cause the child to struggle academically. In adolescence, hyperactivity seems to lessen and may show more often as feelings of restlessness or fidgeting, but inattention and impulsivity may remain. Many adolescents with ADHD also struggle with relationships and antisocial behaviors. Inattention, restlessness, and impulsivity tend to persist into adulthood.

Risk Factors

Scientists are not sure what causes ADHD. Like many other illnesses, a number of factors can contribute to ADHD, such as:

  • Genes
  • Cigarette smoking, alcohol use, or drug use during pregnancy
  • Exposure to environmental toxins during pregnancy
  • Exposure to environmental toxins, such as high levels of lead, at a young age
  • Low birth weight
  • Brain injuries

ADHD is more common in males than females, and females with ADHD are more likely to have problems primarily with inattention. Other conditions, such as learning disabilities, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, depression, and substance abuse, are common in people with ADHD.

Treatment and Therapies

While there is no cure for ADHD, currently available treatments can help reduce symptoms and improve functioning. Treatments include medication, psychotherapy, education or training, or a combination of treatments.

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Tips to Help Kids and Adults with ADHD Stay Organized

For Kids:

Parents and teachers can help kids with ADHD stay organized and follow directions with tools such as:

  • Keeping a routine and a schedule. Keep the same routine every day, from wake-up time to bedtime. Include times for homework, outdoor play, and indoor activities. Keep the schedule on the refrigerator or on a bulletin board in the kitchen. Write changes on the schedule as far in advance as possible.
  • Organizing everyday items. Have a place for everything, and keep everything in its place. This includes clothing, backpacks, and toys.
  • Using homework and notebook organizers. Use organizers for school material and supplies. Stress to your child the importance of writing down assignments and bringing home the necessary books.
  • Being clear and consistent. Children with ADHD need consistent rules they can understand and follow.
  • Giving praise or rewards when rules are followed. Children with ADHD often receive and expect criticism. Look for good behavior, and praise it.

For Adults:

A professional counselor or therapist can help an adult with ADHD learn how to organize his or her life with tools such as:

  • Keeping routines
  • Making lists for different tasks and activities
  • Using a calendar for scheduling events
  • Using reminder notes
  • Assigning a special place for keys, bills, and paperwork
  • Breaking down large tasks into more manageable, smaller steps so that completing each part of the task provides a sense of accomplishment.

 

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Constipation

Constipation is a condition characterized by infrequent or difficult bowel movements. A person is considered constipated if he or she has fewer than three bowel movements a week or if the stools are hard and difficult to expel. Common causes of constipation include a lack of fiber, dehydration, ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement, depression, medications, large dairy intake, stress, and abuse of laxatives. Poor bowel function may be caused by enzyme deficiency, low jiber, poor bowel tone, not enough liquid in diet, stress, incorrect pH balance, and/or bad diet. Oils - Orange, rosemary, lemon, peppermint,marjoram, Dl-GIZE, anise, black pepper, copaiba, fennel, ginger, juniper, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, tangerine, tarragon. Topical - Dilute as necessary, and massage clockwise around abdomen and on Vita Flex points (feet & shins). Supplements-ComforTone, ICP (fiber beverage), AlkaLime, Essentialzymes-4, Essentialzyme, Sulfurzyme, and lots of water. If there is a chronic history of constipation, use ComforTone until the system is open, and then start ICP. Blend #l -Mix together 6 drops each of orange, tangerine, and Spearmint, and rub on lower stomach and colon. Blend #2-15 drops cedarwood, 10 drops lemon, 5 drops peppermint, and 2 oz. V-6 Oil. Massage clockwise over lower abdomen three times a day, and take supplements. -CHILDREN Oils-Fruit juices or lots of water. Geranium, patchouli, Roman chamomile, rosemary, tangerine. Reference: Reference Guide for Essential Oil by Connie and Alan Higley Page 412


Cough

Kids age 6 months to 7 year-old :

Suggestions:

  • Frankincense (loosen phelgm)  high in Monoterpenes 
  • Lemon (loosen phelgm)
  • R.C , Mytle, Eucalyptus Radiata, Idaho Balsam Fir Blend focus respiratory system
  • Cypress is great for night coughing

Applications:

  • Follow dilution chart.
  • Frequent applications is the main key of helping, example 30mins once for topical application . Diffuse 30mins , rest 2 hours and diffuse again if necessary. 
  • May diffuse all the above oils  except R.C and Eucalyptus Radiata.

Dilution Chart


Head Lice (Kutu)

Suggestion Blend:

10 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia(tea tree)
10 drops Lavender
5 drops Myrtle
5 drops Eucalyptus Radiata

Instruction:

  1. Use 10 drops of this mixture to 1 tablespoon of carrier oil and massage into scalp.
  2. Cover the head with a shower cap and let sit for 30 minutes before rinsing the hair with warm water

Hand Foot Mouth Disease HFMD

Few things that I can suggest:

  1. Most important drink more water as you can
  2. Disinfect the room when kid not around
    •    kid at living room and let room diffuse 3-4 hours Thieves
  3. Since the blisters so badly, i would:
  4. If his/her back no blister, i will help him
    • Do every 1 hour super heavily pre-diluted RainDrop roll-on series of oils .
    • To increase immune system and help to fight the virus/bacterias as  the series of RainDrop oils great for detoxing , sooth inflammation , if you do not have those oils, please let me know what oils you do have.  maybe: Copaiba, Thieves, etc.
  5. Calming and sleeping: May drop a drop Lavender on crown. Diffusing
       peance and calming , stress away or cedarwood
  6. Diffusing: when kid around, i will diffusing 30mins for Frankincense + lemon / copaiba then rest 2 hours then diffuse again. As Frankincense  can improve immune system and copaiba sooth the inflammation
  7. Bathing: I will go for Thieves bar soap is formulated gently for baby skin too plus super natural 5 types of herbs for antiseptics
  8. All bedsheets and clothes use the Thieves household  cleaner/ laundry to disinfect it for germs .  I'd like also spray on it with homemade Thieves multi-purpose spray ( you can find  from our book / pdf)
  9. I'd let my kid to always use Thieves foaming soap to wash their hands always before meal and after poo poo from toilet to disinfect any germs.

 

Stomach Massage

Diarrhea: Relief can massage anti-clockwise with oils. Some mummy said drinking NingXia Red or eating Pineapple (fresh/ canned) also could help.

 

How:
Always follow clockwise else it might cause us constipation. This massage can be applied to adults too, works the same.

Oils:
Diluted DiGize layer with diluted Ginger/Black Pepper

Colic

Refer to Stomach Massage

 

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