I wonder why the process of getting teeth is easy for some babies and really challenging for others. Some children just wake up with a new tooth!
Others seem to “work” on getting a tooth for months. If you are in this situation anytime between six months and two years old than here are some remedy suggestions to ease the pain and the transition:
Pulsatilla children need an abundance of comfort, reassurance and snuggles. Anytime they are uncomfortable they need to be held, carried and sleep next to their mothers. They may have moments of play and good moods but then will slip back into weepy and whining.
- soft – they aren’t screamers, just soft, whiny crying
- need constant physical contact
- extra, extra, extra nursing time
- low appetite and thirst while teething
- may get thick, yellowish discharges with teething – from eyes, ears or nose
Perhaps the most famous of the teething remedies. It does work like magic when you have a person who is a fit for the remedy. These children are pretty easy to identify because of a few dramatic factors:
- SHRIEKING AND SCREAMING
- very, very reactive to pain
- capricious – ask for a drink and then hurl it across the room, ask to be picked up but the adult MUST walk, bounce or jiggle them exactly as they want to be held.
- one cheek red
- green stool
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This is a baby that has a slow pace for teeth, and bones. They are slow to crawl, walk or get teeth. They like to observe and take their time with the next step. When they are teething they will appear to be taking months to push a tooth through the gums.
- head sweaters – their head is often sweaty while nursing or sleeping.
- cradle cap
- often have thrush as babies
- they are not as weepy as the other remedies but their sleep will be greatly disturbed and they will need to nurse very often during the night.
- will eat sand, chalk, pencils, paper
- can get Belladonna fevers while teething – dry heat, radiating out from head, flushed with glazed eyes.
If none of these remedy descriptions fit your child then don’t despair – there are many more! Please contact me for online consultations regarding the best match for your baby.