Homeopathy makes caring for a distressed baby a lot easier...
Well, it makes it a bit less difficult!
Whenever my baby cries for no obvious reason (obvious reasons being hunger, a head bump, etc) and does not respond to being comforted, I know homeopathy can help.
Step 1. Just OBSERVE :
How is baby acting different than usual?
What is the quality of his cry like?
What is his mood, attitude and behavior like?
Is there anything that makes his state better or worse?
Step 2. SEARCH the internet :
Unless you have homeopathic books and know-how, in which case, use them!
There are key signs to observe that will point you towards the remedy that will help. These are learned with experience, but here are a few examples.
Very common teething remedy
Asks for something and then refuses it once given (so acts like he wants to nurse but then pulls away from the breast for example, or ask vehemently for cheerios then throws them on the floor angrily)
Crying in sleep
You might feel frustrated with the baby in this state. Listen to your feelings, they can point you to an important sign. What do you feel frustrated at?
Wants to be carried-only calm when slowly carried
Can have greenish-yellow secretions
Might be a reaction to fatty food
Calcarea Carbonica 9ch
Crying or aggravated from 7:30 to 9pm
Sweaty head when sleeping
Lots of baby fat
Step 3. Give A SINGLE DOSE of the indicated remedy and WAIT
Depending on the age of your baby, you can give a single granule or dissolve it in water and give a drop of the water solution, or, if breastfeeding, just take a dose yourself while feeding.
I use filtered water in bottles and mini cups from the dollar store. And recycle after use, so as not to inadvertently dose someone else.
I have had absolutely amazing results by using homeopathic remedies in this way. Seeing my baby go from distressed to peaceful and usually sleeping within minutes is the norm now.
If I don't have amazing results in the above manner, I resort to seeing the homeopath and taking a remedy myself! The baby always improves after I get a good remedy. :)
I hope this little post can help you and yours!
As always, please reach out if you are in need of assistance.
Emma Banks D.Hom.
I am a homeopath and holistic health consultant for adults and children.