Do you have kids who feel their growing pains? You're not alone. Here are 5 tips to help you naturally relieve the pain.

5 Ways to Help Your Child through “Growing Pains” + Giveaway Ends 5/14/16


Ah, growing pains. A good show from my youth, and something my daughter seems to hyper aware of! Pain is concentrated in the muscles and joints, it is believed that some 25-40% of kids “feel” this pain. We made it through the one that impacts in early childhood (3- to 5-year-olds) and, now we get to await the impact of the 8- to 12-year-old growing pains. This post contains affiliate links and promotional consideration.

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What tips do you have to help relieve pain?

Helping kids with growing pains

  • Arnica Cream – We used this and it really did seem to help – I use it as needed as well! Big thing here is to NOT use it on open wounds.
  • Epsom salt baths – As I said before, both kids are in gymnastics so we do epsom salt bath per kid, at least weekly already, and when we dropped these for quick showers over the winter, I did notice an increase in night time wakings! So we’re back to warmer weather and epsom salt baths!
  • Massages! Yes, use some natural creams and with gentle touches, help your kiddo through their pain.
  • Make your kids less acidic! It may be useful to also help them learn basic breathing techniques that can help alleviate pain and make it more manageable. Since some specific breathing techniques actually help to make your body more alkaline and less acidic they may find relief? Why? It is believed by some that Acidosis and pain go along together. So whether you choose to combine breathing with alkaline water for your kids, I do think it is a useful tool as well as a way to manage pain naturally.
  • Visit your doctor. If you’re concerned that it is more than growing pains or if the above techniques are not working, visit your medical professional to ensure it isn’t another issue.

Win a sample of Alkaline 88 Water (which appears to be great for issues of reflux too!)

When it comes to health, there are many choices. When possible, we, as a family choose to avoid masking pain. When kids wake at night from pain, it is not helpful! They need their sleep, as do we! So, as a parent, make choices that work well for you and do not cause long-term issues. Research your choices, before it is an issue, so that you are prepared when it happens.

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I love the taste of this alkaline water, and I’m happy that includes minerals. Many filtered water sources are deplete of essential minerals! Himalayan pink salt is added to this filtered and perfected water. It has rich mineral content that includes over 88 minerals and trace elements such as: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. These Himalayan minerals are considered to be the best in the world to makeALKALINE88 brand especially unique to other alkaline waters on the market.

I hid a bottle for myself from my samples and my daughter found it and took it to school today! HEY! That one was for me!

But luckily you can win some to try as well!


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  1. I remember having horrible growing pains as a child! My oldest had some too. We used essential oils and a boiron homeopathic, but the name escapes me at the moment. The alkaline water sounds great!

  2. Himalayan pink salt has a rich mineral content that includes over 88 minerals and trace elements such as: calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. I couldn’t find where anything was added…this sounds like enough!

  3. Wow! great tips. I take epsom salt baths – why did I not think to give them to the kids? I’ll have to try the alkaline water…for all of us!

  4. I don’t know much about this as I don’t think I had too many aches when I was a kiddo but my husband says he had quite a bit of them growing up. Thanks for the tips.

  5. I had growing pains when I was growing up so when my daughter complained about them, I was very sympathetic. We also found warm relaxing baths before bed seemed to help a lot. I never thought to try epsom salt but it makes sense that it would be a good addition to the bath. I have just recently started reading about body alkali and it’s effects on your health. I would definitely try the alkaline 88 water. I love that it contains so many valuable minerals.

  6. These are great tips. I don’t remember having growing pains, but our younger daughter did. It was something i had to learn about from other parents.

  7. Oh man, I remember growing pains. Now that I am teaching elementary school I feel like I’m constantly dealing with students who are experiencing them too. I always feel bad for the kiddos because I remember how bad they could be.

  8. I make my girls drink some water and I prop their feet up. Great tips. I use to get them all the time.


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