Above is my little guy with his Auntie Maria.
My little bubby has begun to get the hiccups after eating, almost all the time now. At first I barely noticed it but now it is starting to become a problem. What is strange is that when I had my heart surgery a few years back, I would get hiccups for hours at a time. The doctors said it was a side effect of the surgery and that it would go away in due time. Of course, it did but now I am left wondering if this is genetic.
When I was younger, I would always get hiccups after eating a large meal. It was strange but, at the time, I thought it was normal for everyone to get them after eating. Usually it would happen after dinner. My mother, trying to help, made me try every single special hiccup “cure” she would hear or read of…
Some of these remedies were a bit peculiar – eating an unripe pear, laying on your back and drinking a glass of water (harder than it sounds), and even running backwards smoking a pipe (okay, I made that one up).
The only one that really helped, oddly enough, was eating a teaspoon of sugar and some apple cider vinegar. It turns out there is something in both ingredients that actually trick your mind to stop hiccuping (I think).
I stayed up late last night trying to research ways to stop hiccups in adults and babies. While most of the remedies were ones I am familiar with, I stumbled onto something quite interesting… Hiccupops. It is a lollipop that cures hiccups. How brilliant is that? A bit more digging and I found out that a 13 year-old girl invented them because of her own situation, trying to get rid of her hiccups.
Not only was it a great idea, but their little mascot is so cute!
I’ve already ordered a few to try them out and will report back with my findings. If they work, I will definitely be doing a giveaway for my readers, so stay tuned!