Our mysterious salt bath…with benefits

Look at this fun way to help calm and detoxify your children, just before bed!  A good handful of Epsom salts thrown into the bath will help to calm your child’s nervous system.  This is the MAGNESIUM of which many children can be deficient in.  You’ll want to know about the benefits of magnesium, for those deficient…
Relaxes the mind – it helps the brain to think clearer and concentrate better.  It is also the key to producing serotonin which help children who are irritable, moody or depressed.
Relaxes the body – it helps hyperactive children to behave calmly.  Who would say no to the above?
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The kids were intrigued yet loved the idea of a special ‘salty’ bath.  Especially as I added some glow sticks to help the boys stay in the bath for about 20 minutes!  Songs and nursery rhymes with actions also work well to keep them entertained whilst essential oils, fresh mint leaves and/or bicarb make for an extra cleansing and relaxing bath..
Look for Epsom salts at a health food shop. 
Oh and the added bonus was the boys settling to bed so well afterwards!
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About heidelightful

Hello friend! I am a paediatric speech pathologist and health coach. My vision is to create a world where parents can understand the real link between diet and their child's health and behaviour, and know how to create true health for their family. My two young, wonderful and sensitive sons both have food intolerances and have also taught me about my own, that I have never known about until now! Topics I have looked into for my own family's health and also from my role as a speech pathologist with children with picky eating are food intolerances, fussy eaters, creating healthy eaters and eating to prevent and ‘cure’ childhood issues such as ADHD, autism, eczema/skin issues, trouble sleeping, low immunity, frequent snot/ear infections and bedwetting, to name a few. I write many posts coming from being an exhausted mum trying to keep up with fussy boys who can only eat certain foods and also as a professional who has worked with other children with similar issues. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my husband and two boys and was previously an exchange student in Brazil! I hope to inspire you to help your child achieve their potential through health and well-being. Thanks for stopping by :) Heidi

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