Herbal sleep remedies for babies
A baby that won't sleep or wakes frequently can be really difficult to deal with. Many parents try adjusting the baby's food intake and change his routine, sometimes without any results. Trying herbal remedies could be the next step for a sleepless baby and exhausted parents.
Putting warm herbal tea, like lemon balm tea, in a bottle before bed can help your little one sleep through the night. This is great for babies around one years old.
- A baby that won't sleep or wakes frequently can be really difficult to deal with.
- Putting warm herbal tea, like lemon balm tea, in a bottle before bed can help your little one sleep through the night.
Dried herbs like chamomile, lavender, Valerian root, and ground cinnamon bark in a bag under the sheets of your baby's cot -- or applied directly under the sheets -- can help the baby fall asleep and stay asleep. As the baby moves in the bed, the scent will be stirred up again, lulling the baby back to sleep.
Adding hops and chamomile in the bath at night can help the child relax and get ready for sleep. Hops and chamomile should be added to the bath in equal parts.
- Adding hops and chamomile in the bath at night can help the child relax and get ready for sleep.
Oats in the form of porridge for babies on solid food are used frequently for sleep problems. It is great for stress, sleep deprivation and a general sleep aid.
Remedy manufacturers offer different herbal drops for babies for everything from colic to sleep issues. Typically just a few drops in a bottle of water or directly into the child's mouth will help the child drift off into a peaceful sleep.
When using dried herbs, remember that they are potent and can be used daily. Always ask your doctor before adding herbs to your child's diet.
Crystal Conerly has been a full time writer for two years, writing for several websites and magazines including ehow.com, diychatroom.com, and RealSimple Magazine. She has obtained two associates degrees one in general studies and one in paralegal studies at Alvin Community College and currently attending University of Houston Clear Lake.