Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Tonic Health Benefits - Ted's Q&A

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Safe for My 3-year-old?

Posted by Alicia (Hermiston, Oregon) on 05/24/2007

I have been taking organic apple cider vinegar and baking soda for about a week now. My acid reflux or whatever it is that I have, is much better. I had pain in my chest that went to my upper back all the way to my lower back, and my stomach just hurt. I really did'nt feel any kind of burning. The doctor sd I had acid reflux, but after researching acid reflux on the net, I'm not too sure about it. I think its a condition caused my taking ibuprofen, I read about. Whatever it is I feel much better. But my question is about my 3 year old daughter, as soon as she turned 6 months old I have been giving her ibuprofen, sadly it is what works the best, but I have noticed she has stomach problems sometimes she acts like she has heartburn, or acid in her stomach or food that comes up to her mouth, she coughs, clears her throat, and she gets grossed out, for lack of a better word. I was wondering if it would be o.k. to give her some acv, and if it is o.k., how much, and do you have any ideas on how to give it to her? Thanks so much for you time, Sincerely, Alicia

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Alicia: Yes the medicine that you use may lead to acid reflux, it has a tendency to do that as they are often acid forming. A small child may be mostly helped with just 1/32 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/4 drinking water as being the simplest remedy their is. It is about 1/8th of a human dose based on approximate per weight basis. So if the 2 tablespoon is given to a small child 2/8 = 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar plus 1/32 (1/4/8) teaspoon of baking soda. We are assuming of course the child is 1/8 the weight of the normal adult of small size.


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