Teething

Categories: Natural RemediesPublished On: October 11, 20170 Comments9.7 min read
Vijayalakshmi
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MASSAGE OIL FOR KIDS

Geranium – 5 drops; Orange oil – 5 drops; Lavender – 5 drops; Wheat germ oil – 10 ml.; Coconut oil – 50 ml. Mix everything. Massage.

CRYING

If a child cries because of fear, irritation or lack of sleep, give acupressure on all the tips of the fingers and toes and back of both the palms and soles. 

TEETHING

  • This is the period when the child needs ample amount of Vitamin C and Calcium. Amla is very rich in both. Apply a little Amla juice on the gums to ease the bursting out of the teeth breaking the gums.
    Infants can wear a Coral pendant or beads to ease the pain of cutting teeth. It was also used in rattles to guard children.
  • Keeping babies in Blue light for few hours every day relieves teething troubles.
  • They may get loose motions while teething. At that time, to avoid dehydration, give water with a pinch of salt, Arrowroot gruel, etc. Add 10 drops of Lemon juice in half a cup of water and give it every hour.
  • Burn Calamus (Baje in Kannada, Vasambhu in Tamil) and give ¼ pinch of the powder with breast milk once a week.
  • Give ¼ teaspoon of Honey daily as a preventive against all sorts of infections. Apply honey on the gums twice a day. It makes teething easy.
  • Boil Fennel seeds in water and filter. Mix a spoonful of it in milk. Give it to the child thrice a day. The child will not have indigestion, dysentery and pain during the teething period.
  • Bel (Bilva) fruit contains Calcium which is readily taken into the body. Give it directly or dry and powder it and boil iin water and give it.
  • Mix an oz. of banana flower’s juice with ½ tsp of cumin sweetened with sugar candy or syrup. Give this dose daily for several days. It will eliminate the fever that appears when the first teeth become visible.

About the Author: Vijayalakshmi

Smt. Vijayalakshmi is a practicing Naturopath. She has given many lectures at AYUSH, a Govt. of India undertaking. She is also a specialist in Colour Therapy and Organic Farming.

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