Homeopathy offers very effective system of medicine, based on non-toxic remedies, which are characterized as very mild and easy to use, and thus can be perfect for babies and toddlers as well. In addition, they treat some minor health problems very quickly, which is only a reason more for parents to choose this option.
The safety and helpfulness of these remedies are among the most significant reasons why, more and more, many parents choose it over the medicines based on chemicals. We will now mention only some of the most frequently used homeopathic remedies.
Calendula is a name for the cream that is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, and thus suggested for preventive use as well as for treatment of some minor cuts.
Arnica is recommended for bruises and bumps.
Aconite should be used with the first signs of an unexpected and high fever.
Pulsatilla is used in cases of cold, fever and cough with children, especially if a baby has problems with thick and yellow or greenish mucus.
Belladonna and bryonia are also suggested with coughs and colds.
Colocynth and mag phos, and even chamomilla proved to be very helpful with colic, especially when baby is angry, and draws its knees up from pain.
Ferr phos, merc sol, calc phos and chamomilla are mostly suggested for problems with teething.
Ant art, rhus tox, pulsatilla and sulphur are some of the homeopathic remedies used in treatment of the chicken pox.
These mentioned above are only some of the illnesses and conditions which can be treated with homeopathic remedies, but it should be enough to show that there is definitely a wide range of them. Of course, when it comes to the dosage, it should certainly not be random, and that is something about which the parents should be more than careful. In some cases, it is possible that some babies will require additional medicines like antibiotics, for example, but such cases are very rare.
Just as with the adults and older children as well, when consulting a professional homeopath because of some more severe or persistent problems or conditions of your baby, it is important to inform him or her about your baby’s medical history, about the personality, diet, and sometimes even about the problems which might have existed during the pregnancy. The reason for this is the fact that all these aspects will be of huge importance for determining and choosing the right remedy for a certain condition.