Most babies will get their first tooth at 6 months of age and have a complete set of 20 “baby” (deciduous) teeth by age 2 1/2.
During this time, it’s common for babies’ gums to become tender around the new teeth. Swelling may occur, which can be painful. So it is very important to know how to soothe a teething baby.
Babies are also exposed to a wide variety of new illnesses during this time. They’re armed with fewer maternal antibodies, which can add to the general discomfort they are experiencing. This can make it a difficult time for babies as well as for the adults that care for them and many adults find themselves overwelmed and exhausted when trying to sooth their teething baby, but not anymore.
In this article you will not only learn how to sooth a teething baby by discovering an extremely effective natural remedy. This remedy is used by Homeopaths all over the world, but not known by many as it is not considered a main stream remedy and not available in all pharmacies and only available in special homepathic pharmacies. Some main stream pharmacies like Boots in the UK have a small collection of Homepathic remedies as homeopathy is gaining more popularity amongst the health conscious and becoming more mainstream
I metioned above the remedy is extremely effective because I’ve used it on my babies and shared with friends and family and they all saw quick and effective results. This is a must know for mums that really need something effective but gentle to provide the best relief for a teething baby (and for hands on Dads like me to know as well!)
In our view this remedy is much better to use than other products which might have chemicals in it and in most cases will sooth a low grade fever and pain if associated with teething. The remedy is called Chamomilla, yes the same flower they make Chamomile tea from!
Most mums know the drill on the best ways to soothe a teething baby as there is a lot of information out there on the subject. For those that don’t, let us outline the main steps, before we discuss the Homeopathic Teething remedy, Chamomilla, in more detail.
Cool the Pain
Chilled Spoon tactic. If your baby is just cutting her first tooth, you can use a chilled spoon to help ease the pain. Chill a spoon in the refrigerator (not the freezer) and apply the rounded part of the spoon to your baby’s gums when she’s fussy. As with a cold teething ring, the chilled spoon helps numb the areas that hurt most.
Teething Ring. Pick up a water-filled teething ring at the department store or baby store, chill it in the refrigerator, and let your baby chew on it. The cold temperature numbs the gums and brings pain relief. Just don’t put it in the freezer. Objects that have been frozen can cause frostbitten gums.
Ice Cube Wrap. Wrap an ice cube in a clean cloth, and rub it gently on the baby’s gums. Be sure the ice itself doesn’t touch the gums, and keep it moving so it doesn’t get any spot too cold.
Sometimes giving your baby some extra affection can ease teething pain. Give the little one some cuddling time, or carry him around the home to distract him from his discomfort.
Massage her gums with a clean finger for a few minutes. The pressure feels good, and the attention from a parent will be comforting.
Could Chamomilla be the single most effective Natural remedy for a Teething Baby ?
If you were a Homeopath or a herbalist you would swear that Chamomilla, is the most soothing and effective remedy for a teething baby. The special thing about Chamomilla if taken in Homeopathic Powder form for babies (it also comes in gel form that can be put in the fridge) is that it not only sooths the gum physically, it also has a calming effect on the child mentally as Homepathy deals with the physical and mental picture in the same time . Trusted Source – British Homeopathic Association. Trusted Source – Planet Homeopathy
Chamomilla, also treat colicky babies and you can find more about this remedy and other helpfull ones in an article posted in The British Homepathic Association Website.
Potency and Dosage
It’s important to also note, when in Homepathic form, Chamomilla has a potency and works on a higher energy vibration than if taking Chamomilla in a non-potencised form such as in a tea. Most homeopathic teething remedies are in a 6c potency, which is considered a low and gentle potency that can be taken quite frequently, whenever a child feels discomfort.
You don’t have to be a Homeopath to use this remedy and there are companies like Boiron that use Chamomilla as the main active ingredient in their natural teething remedies. Many mothers, even if they don’t beleive in natural products or homeopathy use a Chamomilla teething product when all else fails and guess what ? From my own personal experience and everyone I know that has ever tried it, it’s quite reliable, to say the least. It not only sooth your baby’s sore gums, it also soothes off their crankiness and easy off colyic and low grade fever if it is teething related. Homeopathy for Children – British Homeopathic Association
Although Homeopathy for babies is generally safe and has no side-effects especially at such low potency such as 6c and is sold and can be ordered online without a need for a prescription, always consult you homeopathic practioner or Doctor if your child has a high grade fever at anytime.
If your concerned about ways to sooth your teething baby, you need to try out this teething remedy and would love to hear your feedback about your experience with it and your baby after using it for teething, in the comments section below!