We also tried what we call "sleepy tea". It's a calming tea that is supposed to aid in helping your body relax and we found it helpful in putting the girls to bed.
(Confession time~ I even used to make Havilah a sippy cup full to take to church. It made a huge difference in her wiggling, squirming, restlessness!)
The problem with this tea was, give the child a glass right before bed and the sheets would be wet the next morning.
Not wanting to be stumped by either of these problems, I remembered what my friend had shared about tincture making. I read up on it a little and decided to give it a go! Here's how it works.
What you need~
Herbs of choice
Vegetable glycerin (food grade) (I ordered my glycerin from Azure Standard. Cheapest I've found.)
Jar with lid and ring
Step 1~ Stuff jar 2/3 full with herbs of choice. (I'm making sleepy tincture here. I always seem to over stuff my jars, but it's not a huge deal!)
Step 2~ Fill jar with glycerin leaving 1/2-1 in. head space. Put lid on.
Step 3~ Leave jar in a sunny window for 2 weeks (or so) OR.....