Having natural, safe ways to help your baby through times of illness is not only best for the infant, but also good for your own peace of mind, knowing that you're potentially helping your little loved one to be healthier and happier without causing any harm.
A lot of conventional medicines can cause side effects and are too strong to give to little babies whose organs and physiological functions are still developing. Some conventional medicines prescribed by doctors can also be detrimental to the child's long-term well-being, for example, antibiotics that kill of not only bad bacteria but also the beneficial bacteria in the body.
The Three Best Natural Forms of Medicines for Babies
Tissue Salts - the body contains twelve different tissue salts (also known as cell salts or mineral salts). A balance of these tissue salts is necessary for normal, healthy cellular function. An imbalance in the tissue salts of the body can create disfunction and disease states. Tissue salts are homeopathically prepared and are therefore safe for all ages, including young babies and pregnant woman. Due to the form they come in, they are easily assimilated by the cells of the body. They help to correct imbalances and return the body to a state of homeostasis i.e a natural, healthy state of balance and optimal function. Tissue salts have no side effects or detrimental ingredients, and are oral-soluble for older babies or can be dissolved in a little bit of water for younger babies, making them relatively easy to administer.
Homeobotanical Remedies - Hb remedies are prepared using a combination of therapeutic herbal preparations that are then diluted according to homeopathic principles. A homeobotanical remedy is prepared for an individual depending on their personal needs. A wide range of diluted botanical herbal plants are used, providing the body with a veritable "smorgasbord" to choose from, allowing it to assimilate the nutrients and medicinal components it needs in order to return to a state of wellness. The very small doses of herbal preparations in homeobotanical remedies make them safe for all ages, including babies.
Homeopathic Remedies- homeopathy stimulates the body's own healing mechanisms, and when the right remedy is chosen, it can effectively assist in returning a person to a state of well-being. Due to the highly dilute nature of homeopathic medicine it is totally safe for all ages, including babies and pregnant women.
So it's good to know that there are natural, safe, effective ways to help your baby get through times of illness. Seek advice from a qualified naturopath if you are unsure which tissue salt, homeobotanical remedy or homeopathic remedy is best suited to your infant's needs. However, if symptoms persist or you have any major concerns, visit your professional health care provider for a full consultation.