This week we had a little scare, or mommy did, concerning our son Ralph. He was born in November, so he hasn’t been outside too often. Well, it was so nice one day I decided to take his Jumperoo out on the porch and sit in the sunshine. He enjoyed it, but after awhile he got tired, so I took him inside. After laying him down to change him he started to yell and then it turned into cries of pain. I tried everything I could to console him, but nothing worked. Eventually I thought about the fact that there had been bees near by while we were outside. So I quickly took off his clothes and looked for a sting. I found a large red bump between his shoulders. After calling and talking with a couple of other moms and trying a few things, (ice, and lemon juice) with the screaming not letting up, I tried putting honey on it. Within a minute Ralph’s cries had diminished considerably and the bump had started to disappear.Although I have always been a fan of honey and had heard that it was good for treating a number of things, this was the first time I had seen it work so quickly and well. There was no stinger, so that may be why it worked so fast, but I thought with the summer season coming, others might like to have this knowledge in hand. Thankfully Ralph is too young to associate the pain with something else, so he still likes it outside.
Do you have any home remedies that you use?