By Lynn Perez
Having a new baby is one of the most exciting feelings. There is nothing more delightful than bringing a new life into the world. Once the baby arrives at home, it becomes a center of attraction. Every parent hopes for the good health of their child, free from all health complications. But there are a number of illnesses that have been shown to afflict many newborns on a regular basis. It can be a common cough, pyrexia, skin allergies, short sleep, tummy ache, and many others.Of course, you should take your child to the pediatrician for guide if the problem seems serious. But, in a case of minor ache or injury, it is best to find smart solutions. Try to handle the baby naturally when sick. We have put together several home treatments for your beloved child to get recovered easily and naturally from common illness:
Olive oil combined with eucalyptus, rosemary and peppermint oil proved to be the best mixture to treat coughing. Rub the mixture on baby’s back and chest. The rosemary helps the child to have a quiet sleep and eucalyptus eases their coughing. Brauer's Baby & Child range has a selection of natural remedies for dry and chesty coughs - explore them here.
The first line of action to treat a runny nose is to rinse the nasal passage with a saline solution. Mix a ¼ teaspoon of table salt with one cup warm water. Put some drops of the solution into the nostrils and then suck out the excess mucus using a bulb syringe. Or, if bub is a little wiggler, why not give Brauer Baby Saline Nasal Spray a try? Gentle enough to use from birth, it's the perfect way to remove any unwanted mucous.
Congestion can easily be relieved with steam. Simply take your child in the bathroom and give the baby a warm bath. You can even add few drops of Eucalyptus essential oils to the bathwater.
If your baby's stool is very hard, pebble like and dry, it is a sign of constipation. To treat constipation:
- Breast milk is the best remedy for constipation.
- Plumps, peas, apricots, prunes, and peaches are best to treat constipation in babies.
- Give your baby lots of water.
- Massage baby’s belly with castor oil and coconut oil.
At Brauer Natural Medicine, we understand the discomfort your baby goes through when constipated. Our Stomach Calm natural remedy can help to releive your child gently, explore it here.
Natural oils like almond oil and coconut oil do wonders for baby’s skin. Massage a thin layer of these oils throughout the body after bath. This helps to retain the moisture content of the skin, repairs the skin, gives a healthy glow, softens the skin and protects the skin from microbes.
Aloe Vera is a natural moisturizer that softens the skin.
Raised Body Temperature
Fever is a normal response of a child’s immune system to bacterial infection. A lukewarm bath helps relax the baby and regulate the body temperature. Increase the fluid intake that can help cool them down. It is quite essential to have best baby thermometer at home.
Breast milk is a universal home remedy for many baby illnesses. The breast milk enhances the baby’s immune system in the most natural way and transfers some of your resistance to the baby. Increase your feeding schedule to help the baby’s healthy growth. Again it is necessary to provide good hygiene to your child. For this you must look for the quality diaper, baby soap, shampoos, etc. It is always good to consult your pediatrician before you try out any new procedure for your child.