The Most Gentle, Natural Remedies for your Newborn Babies Ailments
Becoming a mother is probably one of the most life altering events in a woman's life, and the learning curve that immediately follows is steep, to say the least. When I gave birth to my son, I felt more than a little overwhelmed by the immense amount of information being thrown at me by in-laws, and friends and nurses and doctors. I knew I wanted to do what was best for my new baby, but understanding just exactly what that looked like proved to be a little complicated. There was a lot of trial and error in the first months of motherhood, as I'm sure is true of any first time mommy's new role. But in that trial and error, I came across some all-natural remedies that actually worked, solutions for my newborn baby's most frustrating ailments, and I could feel confident that I was soothing his discomfort without shocking his system or exposing him to unsafe elements. Read my 4 favorite natural remedies and solutions for newborns and share some of your own, below!
1. Colic: Nothing is more frustrating and heartbreaking than a baby with tummy troubles. When my son was wiggling in pain and crying hysterically, the only thing that worked was Wellements Organic Gripe Water
2. Clogged Tear Duct/Eye Infection: Since he was born, one of my son's eyes had a tendency of getting clogged, and backed up. It would get red and puffy and he would be physically bothered by it- itching and rubbing it constantly. It might sound a bit cooky, but every time his eye starts to look irritated like an infection is coming on, I rinse it with breast milk and the redness and irritation literally disappears within the hour! Breast Milk is truly the stuff of miracles.
3. Swollen Gums from Teething: Every baby is going to get teeth, and pretty much every baby is going to be experience some discomfort while getting them. When my son started getting his, around 4 months, I tried teething toys, frozen wash cloths, warm wash cloths, teething biscuits...I tried it all, and nothing seemed to work, except Hyland's Homeopathic Baby Teething gel
. It is the only Benzocaine free, all natural teething gel that I would trust to put in his mouth, and it actually worked. Life saver! http://www.hylandsbaby.com/
4. Thrush: Also known as yeast, getting an overgrowth of thrush is a real bummer. When I came down with an infection, I knew he'd get it too, and I was right. His tongue turned white and he struggled to nurse. I just rubbed a little Jarrow Formula's Baby Jarro-Dophilus powder around his cheeks and tongue and the thrush cleared up in no time! http://www.jarrow.com/
Share your favorite natural remedies in the comments below.