Saturday, May 1, 2010

Can You Overdose on Homeopathic Remedies? No! Homeopathic Bedwetting Tablets and Chiropractic Care for Kids

I carry around with me in the diaper bag 3 bottles of Hyland’s homeopathic goodies: teething tablets, sniffles ‘n’ sneezes tablets, and bedwetting tablets. Each bottle has 125 tiny tablets, and not one of the bottles has a childproof cap on it (but neither does nail polish remover or some bleach, so don’t get me started).

I came downstairs the other day to find Eva sitting on the kitchen table. With an empty bottle of bedwetting tablets.

I’ve always heard a kid could take the whole bottle of anything homeopathic like that and be fine, but just in case I called Poison Control. 

They got a good laugh when I told them, “Well, I guess she won’t be urinating for a good week, huh?” They told me she’d be fine, though.

Side note: I can’t really say if the bedwetting tablets work or not because I wasn’t consistent in giving them to Callie. You’re supposed to give them at every meal and at bedtime, but I could never quite get my crap together enough to do that. It’s easier, quite honestly, to make sure she has on a diaper or Pull-up at bedtime.

Update many years later: honestly, what worked was several visits to the chiropractor and no more bedwetting and also her attitude in general improved. No joke. Not sure why but I'm a believer in chiropractic care now! It also helped Sam when he would cry every car ride ... one gentle adjustment and he was much better.