This article is a guest post by Joette Calabrese. This is the third in a series on homeopathy for infants and children.
Do you hear that? Me too. It’s the tender sound of a baby sleeping.
But it wasn’t that way earlier. You did everything you could think of to get the baby to stop screaming.
Then you found the remedy that fit her best; the suffering ceased and restorative sleep proceeded.
Take it from a mom who’s been there. There’s only one way to keep a babe from suffering painful effects of teething that is long lasting……the correct homeopathic remedy.
Let me introduce you to two powerhouse homeopathic remedies that no household should be without.
Chamomilla 30 is our #1 go-to remedy for babies who are having trouble sleeping. This remedy is renowned for calming the discomfort and outright pain of teething, but we think of it anytime a child is extremely irritable and inconsolable. Here are some other hallmarks:
· Often wakes with a scream, screech, or moan (from tooth pain)
· Capricious. They indicate they want something, but when offered, it’s thrown away in anger
· Oversensitivity to pain, noises and such
When a parent tries to hold the Chamomilla baby close to comfort her, she often responds by pushing away, arching her back in frustration and anger.
Even a sibling’s gentle touch can set off a torrent of screaming.
Run your finger along the baby’s gums to check for teething. If you can feel a tooth emerging, then Chamomilla 30 is likely the right remedy to help her sleep.
But remember that Chamomilla can work to calm children who fit this symptom picture even if they aren’t teething.
Give the remedy four times in one day for three to four days-- it will often be just enough to witness marked improvement.
If the remedy initially helps the situation but symptoms return, resume giving the remedy, even if it’s days or weeks later.
Seek the expertise of a homeopath if the remedy brings some relief, but doesn’t completely do the trick. A higher potency may be needed to make the transition a permanent one.
Yes, permanent. With the correct remedy in the appropriate potency, many moms have witnessed enduring resolution.
Other babies who have sleeping difficulties may need Nux vomica 30. When babies have been given medications such as antibiotics or Tylenol even months before, a disturbance of the central nervous system may cause insomnia.
Don’t discount medications given to the mother at birth as an exciting cause for the baby’s sleep troubles. Thankfully, Nux is the premier remedy for clearing out harmful substances from the body.
Babies needing this remedy often awaken at three or four in the morning and can’t get back to sleep. Gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, constipation, or an alternation of the two may also present.
Another apparent sign pointing towards Nux vom is irritability. If you select Nux vom for your baby, offer it in the same manner as with Chamomilla. Whichever remedy you choose, stay with it until you’ve given it a four-dose chance.
Now that the baby’s asleep, you can get a restful night yourself, knowing that you cured your baby without harmful drugs. It’s enough to make a mom want to shout it to the world……but not ‘til morning.
Joette Calabrese, HMC,CCH,RSHom is a homeopath and mom who has depended solely on homeopathy and nutrition in raising her family without a single drug….ever! If you find this kind of information valuable, consider joining Joette’s 12 month system, How to Raise a Drug Free Family by visiting www.homeopathyworks.net/offers/drugfree.html, or contact her office at 716.941.1045. Lots more free tips like these at www.Homeopathyworks.net.