WishGarden Herbal Remedy
“A herbal remedy to help
give your kids a good night’s sleep –
and you too.”
“Go to sleep.”
“Please, just go to sleep.”
“I can’t do this for you, kid! SLEEP!”
I don’t know why some of us struggle with this fundamentally necessary aspect of our biology, while others succumb easily and willingly every night. There are parents out there whose children nap and go to bed without much of a fight. They do exist; I’ve met them. These children stay asleep all night and wake up refreshed. It’s hard for these families to truly understand the dramatic, all-consuming challenge of a household lacking sufficient sleep.
My first child woke up every hour to breastfeed for nearly 7 months. I was a zombie. I was torn between the pros and cons of every sleep-inducing method out there, not sure which was appropriate for us. We eventually got through it; time marches on, whether you’re sleeping or not.
Fast forward several years, and now I’ve got a 9-year-old with some pretty solid sleeping habits. He does, on occasion, have trouble falling asleep. We usually put some lavender on his pillow. We were recently given the opportunity to try out WishGarden’s Herbal Remedy: Sleepy Nights for kids.
Here are my thoughts:
1. This is easy! It takes much less time to put a couple dropper full in a cup of water, than it does to brew a cup of bedtime tea. It only took me a few seconds, and my son drank the concoction just as quickly. We gave it to him about 20 minutes before bedtime
2. Impressive Ingredients! Here’s the published ingredient list for the herbal remedy: Sleepy Nights for kids:
- Milky Oat tops (Avena sativa)
- Linden leaf and flower (Tilia europea, T. cordata, T. spp.)
- Passionflower aerials (Passiflora incarnata)
- Scullcap aerials (Scutellaria lateriflora)
- Hawthorn berry (Crataegus spp.)
Vegetable glycerine, Rocky Mountain artesian spring water & organic gluten-free alcohol.
If you’re concerned about the alcohol, there is a good explanation on WishGarden’s site about it being an acceptable dietary amount even for pregnant moms and children. It simply allows for a stronger formula.
“Overall, I’d definitely recommend WishGarden’s herbal remedy Sleepy Nights for kids. Whether you need to dilute the drops in juice or water, the concoction produces a steady, calm frame of mind for a good night’s sleep.”Emily Metcalf
For children over a year old, WishGarden’s directions suggest putting two droppers full of the formula into water or juice, for taste. Right before bed, I’d rather my kiddo not drink a cup of juice. He was content to drink the formula diluted in water, and said it tasted a little like mint tea. (Notice there is no mint in the ingredients list. Tricky taste buds!) I doubt my other children would have enjoyed the taste, though. They may have required juice in order to drink the whole dose.
- Travel size! Seriously, a 1 oz. bottle of this herbal remedy can accompany you anywhere. In your purse, in your carry-on at the airport, in your child’s overnight bag for a stay at Grandma’s.
- Effective? I would have loved to test this out 8 years ago on that infant who robbed me of sleep every night. As it is, my son reported that he slept well. He didn’t come looking for his parents an hour after we put him to bed, asking for lavender spray, as he does sometimes. And he wasn’t groggy in the morning when I woke him for school. Works for me!
Overall, I’d definitely recommend WishGarden’s herbal remedy Sleepy Nights for kids. Whether you need to dilute the drops in juice or water, the concoction produces a steady, calm frame of mind for a good night’s sleep.
No, you can’t sleep for them, but you can give them the right tools to get the job done!