Using natural ingredients to cure health problems is a practice which has been there for a very long time.
Today a lot many people are showing interest in natural remedies to treating various health problems, because the conventional medicines have a lot of side effects.
And when we talk about the minor health problems in infants, most parents look for homemade natural remedies rather than depending on the pills and tonics.
There are lots of places where you can get information on the kind of homemade natural remedies that you can use to treat infant problems. However, it is important that you get all the information from some trusted resource because you cannot afford to compromise with your child’s safety. Here are some natural remedies which you may find useful for your infant.
The commercial soaps are too harsh on the baby’s sensitive skin, including even those which are specifically made for babies. So instead of using soap to bathe your baby, boil some chamomile, calendula and lavender, in about a pint of water and use this liquid in place of the soap.
All these herbs are gentle on the skin and they also have a calming effect on the child. In case your infant is cranky and you find it difficult to settle him down, just give your infant a massage with the oils of these three herbs, mixed together.
When your infant is down with a cold, add some rosemary oil to the vaporizer and within minutes your infant will be able to breathe better. In infants a cold is generally accompanied by a congested chest, and rosemary oil will help in clearing up the congestion.
Colic is another problem that is quite common with infants. If your baby is colic, boil some fennel seeds in about one cup of water, let it simmer for about ten minutes, strain the liquid and give 1tsp. of it to your baby twice a day. It is quite an effective remedy to treat colic in infants.
Natural homemade remedies are always healthier, especially when you compare them with the regular medicines and there is usually no harm in trying them, when the condition affecting your infant isn’t something serious.