I'm going to be very practical today on Works for Me Wednesday!
My family and I are experts at curing hiccups because we get them all the time. Seriously. When I was pregnant people used to laugh at my stomach because you could see the babies hiccupping as my tummy jumped every few seconds.
And my 11-year-old gets them at least once a week.
So here's how we banish them. We have two methods that almost always work:
1. Take a glass and fill it with water. Now, drink out of it upside down and backwards.
If that doesn't make any sense, let me explain. Go stand over a sink. Go to drink the glass of water, but instead of drinking out of the front of the cup, the side closest to you, drink out of the back of the cup. It means you have to bend over the sink with your head ducked low.
Now, take as many tiny sips as possible as quickly together as possible without breathing. When you just can't sip anymore, stop, but don't breathe until you feel like you're going to pass out.
Presto. They'll be gone.
2. If that doesn't work, here's the backup. But for this you need help. Have someone feed you the glass of water (you can drink it right way up this time). But while you drink it, taking the same tiny sips as quickly as possible like above, plug your nose with your forefingers and your ears with your thumbs. It looks ridiculous. It really does. But plugging your nose and your ears changes the pressure in your head each time you swallow, and helps get rid of them.
There. It really works. So next time you get the hiccups, you know what to do!
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