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Treating Common Baby Problems With Herbal Remedies 1

There are many different common medical and behavioral issues concerning parents when it comes to their babies and toddlers. At some point in a babies’ life, they will encounter a wide-range of new unwanted encounters, including sleepless nights, teething, and an earache. In this article, we will explore some of the herbal remedies that a parent can give their child to ease many common baby problems.

 

Teething

 

Every child will experience the discomfort and unpleasantness of new teeth coming in. This very necessary occurrence can be eased with a few herbal remedies. For starters, chamomile or lemon balm infusions are quite soothing. You may place 10 grams of dried herb into 500 ml of water. Next, you may give your child a ½ cup of the infusion for 3-6 times per day. You may also treat your child’s painful teething by missing a teaspoon of slippery elm with a little water to create a paste that can be gently applied to the gums.

 

Sleeplessness

 

If you think a crying baby throughout the night only upsets parents and other members of the family as he or she hollers at the top of their little lungs, think again. Babies are quite disturbed as well when they have to make their unhappy presence known.

 

Before giving a baby an herbal remedy to calm their sleeplessness, make sure that there aren’t any other factors contributing to their inability to sleep. This may include a room that is too hot or too cold; thirst; hunger; or a feeling of insecurity or fear that prevents them from falling asleep. You never know, that pretty cool mobile hanging over their heads might be scaring them out of a sound sleep.

 

Herbal remedies that are known to calm a restless child at night include the very common chamomile approach. You may create an infusion of chamomile or add chamomile oil to the bathwater of a child before they go to sleep. 2-3 drops of the oil may help a child find their way to a better sleep. California poppies are also known to provide a gentle remedy for sleepless nights. You can give a child up to a ½ cup of a weak California poppy infusion, which is made from 10 grams of dried herb that has been added to 500 ml of water.

 

Colic

 

Colic occurs when speedy feeding creates spasms within the intestines of a baby. When a child suffers from colic, they may cry for long periods of time; show signs of stomach discomfort or bloating; flail their arms and legs; and clench their fists. It just makes your heart go out for the little lady or fella. Parents may turn towards herbal remedies to treat this disturbing medical woe.

 

Parents who make feeding time a relaxed process have found better results towards combating colic. If you are breastfeeding, you should consume weak anise, dill, fennel, or catnip tea for about three times per day. Another approach involves the ever-present chamomile, which can be given to a baby 3-4 times per day when five drops are placed in a little bit of water.