So my twins were been blessed in their first ten months of life. Besides my baby girl having had a minor respiratory infection, they’ve both been pretty healthy… up until now. Dun, dun, duuun!
My poor babies recently had a bout of um… colon congestion. Now before you tell me how it’s normal for kids to become constipated, etc., etc., let me tell you that this was not your ordinary clog. My children were in dire straights – including shaking, crying, and busted blood vessels of the eye. I just couldn’t stand to see them this way and was going to do anything in my Mommy power to “rect”ify the situation. He, he, he… So I started Googling. I came across tons of home remedies. I saw many references to Karo syrup, but disregarded them when I read the word botulism. Yeesh.
I settled on a remedy that involved a q-tip, and some Vaseline… As I headed for there tiny tushes, I received a phone call that saved them. It was their Dad. “Why don’t you just call the Doctor?”, he asked. Did he just make a reasonable suggestion? I dialed them up, and was greeted by a pleasant nurse who began to make suggestions. I heard Karo syrup and stopped her.
“Is it safe?”, I asked.
“Sure. Just put a teaspoon in a four ounce bottle.”
“Okay, I’ll try it.” I said cautiously. The nurse had said it was okay, so what the heck..
It worked wonders.
Within a couple of hours, my two precious poopers had kicked that constipation to the curb and made a movement without any struggles at all… ALL THANKS TO KARO SYRUP! It’s in the cooking oil section. I used light Karo syrup. Mix a tablespoon into a bottle or cup of water. The sugar works by drawing additional fluid into baby’s bowel to soften the stools. The extra water helps loosen things up too. A couple of times a day for a day or two does the trick wonderfully.
And as far as the botulism is concerned, that was back in the day, and very uncommon. Over-Googling once again the cause for my hysteria. lol.