Homeopathy can be used for all ages of life and is particularly popular with parents who want a more natural and holistic approach for their babies and children. Homeopathy is based on the individuality and uniqueness of each and every child. Homeopathy always treats the person as a whole, not just their symptoms.
I am constantly asked about homeopathy for babies and children, and all the different age ranges, so I’m setting out a general timeline here which might be of help.
Homeopathy for Babies under 3 months
It is during this time period that babies may start to suffer with colic, reflux, constipation, feeding issues (bottle and/or breast), eczema, and/or sleep issues. All these issues can impact Mum and Dad as they worry about their baby but also sleep deprivation is starting to kick in and take its toll.
Mums might be having some breastfeeding or postnatal problems which often leads them to seek out homeopathy. Homeopathy is very popular for acute everyday complaints such as colds, coughs, earaches, sore throats and much more. Please check the Free Info section of this website for lots of guidance on remedies for acute prescribing.
Homeopathy for Babies aged 3 – 12 months
Now that Baby is a bit older, sleep can still be an issue so if baby is not sleeping through the night, and you’re all exhausted, homeopathy can be considered.
Eczema or other skin issues may start during this time. This can happen around the time of weaning but can happen earlier or later than that too. Some babies just have it from early on, while others get it when slightly older. Many homeopathic remedies are popular for dry skin such as silica, calc carb, sulphur and graphites.
Teething can start to flare up now too. Some babies cope well with teething but others can struggle with pain, excess drooling, bad moods (understandably), disturbed sleep, etc. Please see my Homeopathy for Baby & Toddler book available on Amazon which focuses on ailments for this young age group.
Mum may be feeling exhausted, lacking motivation, depressed, struggling to lose weight, or hormones haven’t settled back. Sepia, Pulsatilla, Phos-ac, Calc-carb are some of the remedies to be considered.
Acute illnesses may be turning into recurring complaints now – typical ailments which recur can be coughs, croup, earaches, conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, constipation. Homeopathy focuses on an individual’s tendency and susceptibility to particular complaints. Having a consult with a homeopath is recommended.
Homeopathy for Babies over 12 months
As Baby gets older, more acute and recurring illness can occur. Typical childhood illnesses that we are all familiar with become a possibility. Some Mums have gone back to work outside the home and baby might be more susceptible to picking up bugs and viruses. Sleep can still be an issue!
Children are learning to walk so bumps and knocks happen. Having homeopathic remedies in the home is a good idea at this stage. Having my book Homeopathy for Everyday Complaints will be invaluable to you by teaching you to choose and use the best homeopathic remedies.
Make sure to check the Free Info section on this website to learn the top remedies for various acute complaints.
Homeopathy for Toddlers
Toilet training can be a straightforward and pleasant experience for some children. For others, not so much. Some toddlers are afraid to go without a nappy, embarrassed, holding on and refusing to go. There are many possible remedies to be considered for this such as Ambra Grisea, Aconite or Lycopodium.
As children start to get older, bedwetting can become an issue. Remedies including Phosphorous, Apis, Silica, Lycopodium are a few which might be considered.
Homeopathy can be used for all ages and as children start to get older it can be a useful tool to have in your healthcare toolbox. Having remedies and a good book will support and empower you to use homeopathy in your home.
My books are available on Amazon and receive great feedback from home users of homeopathy. You can buy them HERE.