Homeopathy for Teething Babies

Complementary Therapies

If like me, your baby is currently teething…
You probably aren’t having the easiest time, especially at night. Grouchy, tearful and very clingy are probably the best words to describe baby Bourne just before a tooth manages to break its way through but something that I have found very effective are Homeopathic remedies.

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Homeopathy is a gentle and non-toxic therapy, making them ideal for babies and children…
It works in the principle that ‘like cures like’. A homeopathic remedy is a pure, natural substance that has been diluted many times which triggers the body’s own healing mechanism, meaning that given in small amounts it can cure what it would cause if given in large amounts. For example, one remedy which might be used for insomnia is coffea, a remedy made from coffee. Given in large amounts it could cause insomnia, but in this diluted form, it cures… not that insomnia is anything that a new mum needs to worry about! 

 
Teething can produce different reactions in different babies…

And there are quite a number of Homeopathic remedies for teething, depending on the symptoms your baby is getting.

Chamomilla: For when gums are red, swollen and tender to the touch. The baby is irritable, worse at night, and needs a lot of comforting through cuddles or being carried. Earache is often linked to the teething pain.

Pulsatilla: When baby has earache following the baby being cold or damp and is particularly fearful, nervous and tearful. Baby will respond well to fresh air, gentle movements and lots of loving attention.

Belladonna: When pain is coming and going suddenly and is quite extreme. Particularly good for hot or burning, red skin and throbbing.

Obviously the best way of knowing which remedy is best for your baby is to visit a Homeopath…
(details of how to find a Homeopath at the end of the article), especially with regards to the correct dosage, but there are also a few remedies that are available on the high street which is what Baby Bourne has been using.

Baby Bourne has been having…
The Boots Teething Pain Relief Sachets which are the homeopathic remedy, Chamomilla.

The best thing about them is…
I have found them to be really effective; they appear to work very quickly and are only a couple of quid for a packet (and being Boots they are often on 3 for 2 offers).

The bad side is…
The packaging and getting them in his mouth. Baby Bourne seems to have developed a notion that anything coming near his mouth is horrid so he screws his mouth up as small as possible to stop anything getting in, but now he is starting to recognise the packaging he is more willing to open his mouth… but it still isn’t easy. They come in a paper sachet which is quite wide so the granules tend to go everywhere and if you put the packet further in his mouth to avoid this, he tends to close his mouth or bite down, making the paper soggy which the graduals then stick too.

Obviously the fact that this remedy is so effective completely outweighs any negative points…
And I would recommend the Boots Teething sachets to anyone who was going through teething with their little one.

To find a registered Homeopath in your area visit…
The Society of Homeopaths at http://www.homeopathy.soh.org/