Daddy Brad: Summer’s here and that means baseball,
backyard barbecues and bathing suits but it also means bumps bruises and bee stings. Stick
around and we’ll learn how to treat these summer time maladies naturally. This episode is brought to you by Baby Bjorn,
great baby gear, Baby Bjorn. I’m really pleased to be joined by Jennifer Crain of Mommy’s
ER. She is going to show us how to treat some of these regular summertime maladies with
stuff that you have in your pantry. Jennifer, welcome! Jennifer Crain: Thanks, Brad. Nice to be here. Daddy Brad: Ok, so say I throw a back yard
BBQ, you know, we’ve got Sprite and the honey barbeque sauce. It attracts bees and my child
gets stung by a bee. As long as they’re not allergic, what can I do to treat them with
maybe some ingredients that I put on the chicken? Jennifer: The first thing you want to know
is that most people will pull out the sticker with tweezers. Don’t do that. The venom has
a pouch in the stinger so you’re going to release more venom that way. Just take your
finger nail or take a credit card and slide across to get the stinger out. Then you want to use an antiseptic so if all
you’ve got is soap and water, use that. But if you have witch hazel which I highly recommend
having on hand. Use witch hazel or use apple cider vinegar or even white vinegar if that’s
what you’ve got. And then you’ll follow it with baking soda. Everybody’s got baking soda.
It’s going to tenderize the area, bring down inflammation and soak up some of the venom. After that or instead of that, if you have
a papaya, cut it up, put it on the bee sting and just hold it there for an hour because
this is also going to break down some of the venom and inflammation that’s being caused
by the bee sting. If it’s a spider bite you can use basil. Break
off some pieces of fresh basil if you’ve got it or basil oil, and you can put that on it.
It’s even better for spider bites. Daddy Brad: That’s why Italians are not scared
of spiders. Jennifer: If we’re talking about mosquito
bites then get yourself some tea tree oil or some lavender oil and just put that on
directly. Daddy Brad: What else? Jennifer: Let’s talk about sunburns! Most
kids get sunburns, right? Aloe Vera gel. It’s going to bring down the pain and inflammation.
You can also take a baking powder, not to be confused with baking soda. Daddy Brad: Big difference. You don’t want
to mix that up. Jennifer: Yeah, any baker will tell you that.
Just make a luke warm bath and put in some baking powder. I also just recently learned
that you can grate a potato and the starch of a potato will bring down pain swelling and inflammation in the skin. So that’s something
most of us have in our kitchen. Daddy Brad: You know
that’s why the Irish are not scared of the sun.