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Witches’ Spell: Protection for a Child

Whether witches or mundanes, all parents and other loved ones know that protecting a child from harm and guarding its physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health is the first priority in being part of the child’s life. This is a simple protection poppet and spell, which anyone can create to protect the child/children in their lives. Poppets are forms of sympathetic magic and very useful as spells in their own right.

First, gather white cotton or linen cloth and white thread. Using a freehand style, or a human or baby shaped cookie cutter if you are not talented at drawing freehand, lightly trace out two matching sides for the protection poppet. Cut them out carefully and stitch the two sides together with a sewing machine or by hand. Leaving the head portion of the poppet open for stuffing, you will carefully turn the poppet inside out. If you choose to add runes, symbols, glyphs, sigils, a personalized motif or design to differentiate the poppet from others you may be preparing, now would be the time. When finished personalizing it to your satisfaction, you will set it aside.

For the filling of the poppet, you will want to gather caraway seeds (which have protection as one of their many uses)  clippings of the child’s fingernails and toenails, and a few snippets of the child’s hair. If the child is old enough to have lost a tooth, you can include a tooth as well to strengthen the bond between the poppet and the child.

Carefully add the filling to the doll, making certain that you get the child’s personal items into the bag first and afterward filling it the rest of the way with seeds. It does not have to be stuffed full of seeds. Just add enough seeds to give the poppet a fully human shape and still allow you to stitch the top of the head closed easily.

When the poppet is complete and you are ready to place it, take it into the child’s room and with these words hide it inside the crib or bed where it cannot be seen or reached.

   I hide you in my/this child’s bed
   I place you here by stealth
   Guard my/this child from toe to head
   And keep him/her in good health

Remember that as the child out grows one bed and moves to another, you will need to either transfer the original poppet, or if you have sewn it into the bed, you will need to divorce the original poppet and its contents from the child and then create a new poppet.

Though it is not necessary, to add layers to the strength of the spell, you may choose to anoint it with a protection spell oil,  write the spell on parchment and include it inside the poppet, adding sigils, runes, the child’s name, etc. to the parchment. Allowing it to lie in a magickally charged space or on an altar, surrounded by colored candles and stones or crystals to impart specific protections may further enhance the protection it provides.

19 thoughts on “Witches’ Spell: Protection for a Child

  1. OPEN SUBMISSIONS CALL! Taking submissions for a Spellbook for Mommy Witches. This book will be a collection of many voices, paths and traditions. Meant to uplift and aid mothers in the most wonderful and the hardest times of parenthood. We are looking for original spells, chants, rituals and charms for mother’s (conception and on) and children. When submitting you swear that the work you’re giving is 100% your own. We are not offering compensation. When submitting to this project you do so wanting and willing to give of yourself and your service to the community with an open heart. We hold the right to ask you to edit or to offer our own edits for your approval. If your work is accepted we will ask you to sign a contract. You can submit as many pieces as you like but please make sure it’s edited and polished to the best of your ability. We will be seeking print publication. If there is enough material we may do a children’s book of spells also!
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  2. My baby has sleep apnea and I need a spell to protect her from bad health and dyeing I miscarried her twin and I’m very paranoid about her this would put me at ease.Please


    • Along with following all the information the health professionals give you, I would suggest creating a parchment spell especially for this problem. Write it out on parchment, and include it in the poppets. ( Personally, as I am completely paranoid by nature when it comes to any health issues my own sons could have, so I would create multiple poppets, put one in the bed, one in the car if the child is small enough it sleeps in the car, have one in the diaper bag that goes everywhere with the baby, that sot of precaution may help with the stress you are feeling.


  3. Hi I have a question. I need something my 4 year old can take with her. I need something to protect her from possible harm from another. Any suggestions please????


    • Melinda, I am so very sorry for the lateness of my reply, life became so hectic that I was not checking the blog for comments. I heartily apologize for the neglect of your question! The good news is that there are so many things you can send with her! You can create a custom designed amulet or talisman for her. Depending on the medium you make it from, you can include specific metals, stones, herbs, colors to target specific needs she has. You can create a poppet for her to carry that includes herbs, ribbons with specific colors to target her needs, include a parchment inside with a spell, add sigils and/or runes to add an extra layer of protection. You can create a custom “perfume” for her to wear daily, or as needed, made of essential oils that target her specific needs. I hope this helps. Please feel free to let me know if you need other ideas or more specific help with this.


        • What you do is IMMEDIATELY call child protective services, report them and provide them with any proof you have to show the abuse exists. After he is safely removed from the home, let me know and then we can make plans to protect him going forward, but the first step is to get him legally removed from any abusive situation.


          • Ive called the police and child abuse numerous times. They did nothing to help my grandson. Two Christmases ago he was diagnosed with chronic constipation. My daughter refused to give him his medicine. Everytime i saw him i gave him a half of a Ex-lax pill. I didnt realize how bad it was until i had to rush him to the hospital, because he vomited poop n was running a fever. At the hospital the dr looked at his back. My grandson had a belt mark from his lower back to his armpit, the buckle imprint was in his armpit. My daughters boyfriend did it. She just sat there. My grandson, Taedin, said he was laying on the floor playing by himself. He said he screamed n cried cause it hurt so bad. I asked him what his mom did. He said she didnt do nothing just left him on the floor crying, screaming. He was 3 yrs old! The ER doctor reported it. The police did nothing to help him!! I believe that man & his brothers are sexually abusing him. I reported it. Hospital checked him and found nothing. Child abuse didnt help him. I believe my grandson. What he told me, isnt something that a child knows about! I could go on and on with horrible stories about his little life. No one will help him. He asked me if he died n went to heaven, would God keep him safe n not let anybody hurt him. I said yes. He said he wants to die. He asked me to kill him and then would i kill myself, because he didnt want to go to heaven alone. As of yesterday, i havent seen him in 17wks. My daughter moved hes in a different school. I dont know where my grandbaby is. Please please help me. I keep thinking i should of killed him and myself, then he wouldnt be suffering anymore. Im crying so hard right now. I know hes crying for me. I dont have a car to go find him. Please do a spell to help my baby. I dont have any money. Please do something,.


            • First, if Police and Child Protective Services have not found reason to remove him from his home, then, I would say to document all signs of abuse and stories of abuse the child tells you. Be as thorough and detailed as possible. Speak to any other family members, neighbors, friends, any adults who may have seen the signs of abuse, have them document it as well, have them sign and date it before they hand it to you. Independent witnesses of their signature may be helpful if it goes to court. Once you have documentation, make several copies. Go to the Police Department and file a complaint, give a copy of the documentation to the local Police for their records. Take the names and badge numbers of each one you speak to and ask for their business card. Do the same with the local CPS. Let both groups know you have more copies and are willing to seek help from Legal Aid, or Public Aid lawyers, whatever you have in your area. Each state and most regions and even many cities have free help for those who need it and who qualify based on inability to pay for private counsel. If need be, call local TV stations, most have a public help desk for human interest stories. A story of well documented child abuse case being ignored by both the Police and CPS, will be of interest to any station with a public interest angle.

              As for thoughts of murdering him and then yourself, this is a problem. This tells me you need to seek out some mental and emotional help for yourself in ways of dealing with this situation as these are not safe or good thoughts to have, regardless of the circumstances the child is living in.


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