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If you are looking for some great ideas for baby home remedies, you’ve come to the right place!
One of the hardest things about being a parent is seeing your sweet child sick or suffering!
As a naturally-minded mama, I was always looking for ways to avoid antibiotics and over-the-counter medicines.
I am happy to say that there were very few times that I had to take my five children to a conventional doctor while they were young.
Each child had a visit to the emergency room for various reasons over the years… a broken arm, stitches, shoulder injury, torn hamstring, <sigh!> but rarely for being sick… yay!
Instead, I pushed a healthy real foods diet, avoided sugar like the plague and made sure that they got enough sleep.
And guess what? It really helped!
We avoided antibiotics, rarely used Tylenol, and had very few “sick days”.
Prevention can go a looooong way in keeping your baby healthy!
In fact, here are 16 great ways to keep your baby healthy during cold and flu season.
But what if your baby is already sick or suffering from one of the many common baby ailments?
Check out some of my favorite natural baby home remedies that you can use to ease your baby’s suffering.
This post is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to take the place of professional medical advice. Please always talk to your doctor or seek the advice of a trained healthcare professional if your baby is sick or in need of medical attention.
Best Baby Home Remedies
Making your own baby home remedies is easy to do!
Not only can you save TONS of money over the years, but the remedies are always fresh and you know EXACTLY what’s inside them!
Have you ever heard of gripe water?
It’s a popular baby remedy known to relieve gas, colic, reflux and even hiccups!
I know lots of mamas who have used gripe water with their babies and have reported that it was indeed very helpful.
However, many over-the-counter versions are full of preservatives and flavorings that are simply not natural.
If you’d rather buy ready-made gripe water, there are definitely better brands out there like this organic baby colic tea!
Find out more about gripe water, my favorite natural gripe water products and how to make your own homemade gripe water in this post.
Another great baby remedy is this recipe for baby-safe elderberry syrup.
Elderberry syrup is an amazing natural remedy that eases the symptoms of colds and flus. It is also a great immune-booster and can be used daily to prevent sickness from striking your family!
What makes it baby-safe?
Well… homemade elderberry syrup is normally made with raw honey, which is a great natural immune booster.
In fact, please use raw honey for most of your family because it is an amazing super-food!
However, if you have a baby under one year old, honey is not recommended and can even be dangerous. Find out why in this post.
You can make a batch of this elderberry syrup and easily swap out a bit for your baby before adding the honey.
Find out how to do this in this post.
A very common baby condition is cradle cap. Although annoying, it is easy to treat and even prevent naturally.
Please be very picky about what you put on your baby’s skin!
Everything gets absorbed through our skin and into the blood stream.
Many ointments, baby soaps and baby shampoos are filled with harmful chemicals. True cradle cap rarely needs medication such as hydro-cortisone cream.
Before resorting to such medications, try some of these simple cradle cap baby home remedies to get rid of the cradle cap first!
Another common baby complaint is infant reflux.
If you have a baby that seems particularly fussy after feedings, she may be experiencing reflux.
The good news is that there are lots of things that parents can do to help to calm and settle a baby that deals with this. In fact, there are ways to feed and hold a baby that can even prevent the pain of reflux.
Before giving your baby prescription medicine, make sure that you are trying some of these baby reflux remedies that are safe and natural.
If you have never tried coconut oil for your baby, you are truly missing out!
That’s because coconut oil has so many uses for your baby and children. You can treat baby conditions such as diaper rash, baby acne, eczema, teething, thrush and much more!
Find out 22 Uses for Coconut Oil in this post.
I wish I would have known more about homeopathy when my children were babies!
Although I knew about homeopathic medicines at that time, I was too afraid to try them. Had I known then how to use them, I would have saved myself so much work and worry!
If I had it to do over, I would definitely make sure to have this remedy kit on hand to treat pregnancy and baby issues that we dealt with.
I would also make sure and get these Hylands combination baby remedies! These are so easy to give to babies because they almost instantly dissolve in their mouths and babies love the taste.
Hylands makes several really great combination remedies which work quite well. Here are some of the ones that you might wish to stock up on. If you don’t have them on hand when the crying starts, you will probably wish you did!
Now homeopathy is my first choice in treating sickness in my family. This is because it works!
It is safe, gentle, natural and very effective in treating all kinds of baby and childhood sicknesses.
Find out more about homeopathy and how to treat your family using homeopathic medicines in this post.
Sometimes it can be a real guessing game trying to figure out why your baby is crying!
When that happens, you just have to start trying different things to see if they make a difference.
Here are some more great natural baby remedies and ideas for how to calm your crying baby.
In addition to some more home remedies, I have included some of my favorite baby products that can really help too.
What About You?
Do you have a favorite baby home remedy? Please share in the comments!