I’m really particular about what I give ryder. I’m not big on medications unless absolutely necessary. I feel now days doctors are so quick to prescribe something to people. I am so grateful I found Ryder’s doctor because she is a big advocate of building your immune system and making it work before just taking something to fix it. These are three items she recommended for us. One is a multivitamin. It’s made by Upspring. It’s a multivitamin plus iron. Most people don’t get all the supplements they need from their food alone. By 4 months babies need iron to help their bodies produce hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen to all cells in the body.
The next item is a roll on essential oil by Oilogic. Ryder got a stuffy nose during the winter months and it made it hard for him to breathe at night. I would roll this on the back of his neck and the vapors helped clear his nasal passage so he could breathe better at night.
The third item is a night time gripe water by Mommy’s Bliss. Ryder gets really bad gas and it would wake him up at night. He actually would wake up crying like he was in pain. The gripe water helps with digestion therefore eliminating some of the gas caused by breast milk and food. I’ve tried 3 different kinds of gripe water with him and this is the one that worked best!