Let’s face it, no one likes to talk about BMs (bowel movements), as my grandmother used to call them, but they’re a fact of life. I’m pretty sure you should be going daily, and if you’re not, you might want to reexamine your ‘diet.”
I wanted to give you a tip on if you are dealing with diarrhea and how to ‘cure’ it. A couple of months ago, Emma had a week’s worth of it, and I was at my wit’s end! She’s potty trained and there’s nothing more fun than dealing with runny panties, especially in a restaurant. Emma would not even tell me when she had to go ‘stinkies’ and would just start going. It frustrated me to no avail. I was tired of throwing panties away, and after doing so many dirty cloth diapers, I didn’t feel like trying to save them. Not very green, I know.
We were at a kid’s birthday party in Houston, and she had just eaten some tacos, when I saw the face. She didn’t tell me but she had to GO! I called Josh in to help, since I was over doing it myself yet again, and that’s when I lost it. Besides the tacos (not cooked by me), I couldn’t figure out what changes we had made in our diet from the previous week. I did what any mama would do, and that was to ask what to give her on one of my holistic facebook sites. I knew I had the arsenal of Kombucha (fermented tea) and coconut water in the back of my mind, but was still unsure if she’s too young (age 2) to drink the ‘booch. But desperate times call for desperate measures people.
My remedy: Kombucha and Coconut water (great for rehydration…NO GATORADE or PEDIALYTE)!
Let’s be clear, I’m not a doctor, nutritionist, etc., nor pretend to play one. I’ve just done some research in my crunchy world and came up with my own ideas.
After getting the green light with those two drinks, from my FB group, I knew I was on the right track. Basically the day after giving her Kombucha and coconut water, she had normal poops again. It was a small miracle and I just about cried. You feel helpless as a parent when you don’t know what’s going on with your little one and want to do the best, and most natural way of helping them.
I did happen to ask my nutritionist if that’s what ‘cured’ her and she said ABSOLUTELY! Kombucha is like a liquid probiotic, and coconut water has so many great components that it’s quite popular in the fitness world. I don’t have exact measurements, but I let her drink from both bottles every so often, and it worked.
Since this incident, I’ve taken to making my own Kombucha and make sure to keep coconut water in the fridge door, right at Emma’s level. She constantly wants ‘booch daily and will occasionally ask for a sip of her ‘juice box.’ It’s the little things in life!
I’m guessing you won’t admit it, but do you have bathroom issues and don’t know what to do? I’ve dealt with BM issues my entire life, since having Celiac Disease, so it’s not uncommon to talk about in our home. This has me thinking that this will be ‘good to know’ especially with the holidays in full swing.
Drink up my friends!
Note: Photo from here.