Teething babies are one of the main reasons babies wake up at night. And let’s face it, if you are one of those parents that have a slow and painful teething baby, you probably want to invest in having these remedies around to provide natural relief! Homeopathic remedies for teething are completely safe and natural!
The average baby cuts his first tooth around six months but, some babies may start earlier and, others can be late starters and may not get their first tooth until they are 1 year old!
I am very lucky, both of my girls did not have any problems with teething…well, actually, my first one was such a bad sleeper that I may not have even noticed any difference!
She was walking before she got any teeth by the age of 1 year…well, that says something about her!
However, some of the parents in my practice struggle with babies that are teething, some of these parents tell me that babies are in a lot of pain and, most of all, their sleeping pattern is broken. Others tell me that they can not put the baby down.
Most children have their first set of teeth by the age they are 3.
Some children do not have any problems with teething, while others seem to suffer a lot with them. That depends on their constitution, and Calcarea, and Silica babies are notorious for slow and difficult teething
So if you have one of these babies, chances are that you are reading this!
Some of the symptoms that your baby will display can be
- red swollen gums
- red, flushed cheeks
- irritable and upset
- pulling the ear in the same place that the tooth is erupting
- dribbling more than usual
- rash around the mouth area
Remember that symptoms can start as early as 2-3 months before a tooth surface!
Here, I will mark two sections one for remedies that can help a baby teething (that is more for the long term) and another for remedies that can help your baby settle with the pain and discomfort.
You can use both of them together to give you the maximum relief.
HOMEOPATHIC TEETHING REMEDIES DURING THE ACUTE PHASE
This is an excellent remedy for inflammation and no wonder this is one of the best pain remedies. If in doubt, use this remedy that for sure will help to reduce inflammation of the gums.
Children needing this remedy have deep red and inflamed gums with little vesicles.
The cheeks will be glowing red and burning hot and even the lips can be red as well.
The child will be very restless and may bite or kick if old enough.
The signature of this remedy is angry babies with teething.
Babies needing this remedy usually have one cheek red and hot and the other one pale and cold.
The baby is very irritable and distressed and wants to be carried around all the time and wants many things, which he refuses immediately, parents say
” he does not know what he wants”.
Children needing this remedy seem to be in a lot of pain which they find unbearable and sometimes they will have diarrhoea with green stools resembling chopped spinach.
This is a good remedy for teething children that are very clingy, cry a lot and need to be in close contact all the time.
These children need a lot of attention and may cry easily for any reason.
They are usually better when they are outside in the open air and worse in the evening and nighttime.
This remedy helps to soothe babies and children that are constantly waking up during the night due to trouble teething.
It also establishes a routine when there have been too many broken nights and the child is waking up in a pattern.
A dose before bed and another dose if they wake up can be helpful.
THE ABC COMBINATION
This is a combination remedy that can help to soothe your baby if you are in the middle of the night, your baby has woken up for the 3rd time and you do not want to start looking at remedies at those hours!
This homeopathic teething remedies combination is fantastic to deal with pain and inflammation and it will do so until you have enough time to look at your books. However, sometimes this may just do its job so well that you will feel no need to look any further.
You can do this combination by putting the 3 remedies together in water like I will show you below and taking one teaspoon of the water as a dose.
HOMEOPATHIC TEETHING REMEDIES THAT WILL HELP WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF TEETHING-CALC PHOS 6X
CALCAREA CARBONICA 30C
This remedy can be taken twice per day for 4-6 weeks for babies that are late, slow and suffer a lot from teething.
It will help the baby make this process much easier for him. It can be combined with any other pain remedy.
Babies needing this remedy tend to sweat on the head during naps or sleep. They can have a sour odour from their dribble or sweat.
These babies are chubby, quite mellow, and reach late milestones. These are the classical chubby babies with very little hair, red cheeks, and easy sweating.
I like to prescribe this remedy for children that seem to have teeth forever. These children can dribble a lot and constantly put their fingers in their mouths.
Children with this constitution tend to be lean, with a very thin constitution (although they can have a protruding belly!) growing rapidly and they tend to have fine hair and a light complexion.
Silica 200c twice per week for a few weeks will help these babies finally cut those teeth and move on to the next development step.
This remedy if a great support remedy for teething as well as for healthy teeth and bone development, that is why is so much indicated in the early stages of life.
This remedy will support another work you are doing with the other remedies and needs to be taken twice daily for a couple of months to see results. You could alternate this remedy with any of the other remedies above.
Other blogs that can be helpful for early years and motherhood:
- Homeopathic remedies for fevers
- Homeopathic remedies for ear pain
- Homeopathic remedies for colds
- Homeopathy for Pregnancy and Birth
- Homeopathic Cell Salts Programme during pregnancy
BANERJI PROTOCOL TIP
The Banerjies use Calcarea Phosphorica 3x for general support of bones and development
HOW TO ADMINISTER THE REMEDIES TO BABIES
Homeopathic teething remedies provide a safe and fast relief to both parents and babies.
Remedies for babies can be turned into liquid remedies to be administered by drops.
To turn the remedy into liquid, just put 1 pill in 1/3 of a glass of water and stir. Give the baby a couple of drops (or a teaspoon if it is an older baby) with the spoon.
In homeopathy, the quantity of a remedy is not relevant, it is repetition that counts. So do not worry about how much of the liquid remedy you are giving to him.
If you use tablets in trituration for very small children, you can crush them between two spoons to make them into powder.