Crying Babies ~ Teething

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!

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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 200C

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.

  • weepy
  • clingy
  • 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

Chamomilla 1M

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:

  • 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

Calcarea Carbonica 200C

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.






Crying Babies – Homeopathic Remedies to Soothe

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Chamomilla 200C is one of the best remedies for a screaming baby.  This remedy is very sensitive in general and their reaction to something they do not like is to shriek.


  • shrieking
  • screaming
  • capricious – can’t make up their minds about what they want.  Everything works for about 1min. before they are screaming again.
  • wake up screaming – worst time is 10am or 10pm.
  • they DO NOT want whoever is holding them to sit down, they must keep moving.
  • sensitive to touch – i.e:  examining their ear for a suspected ear infection will further increase shrieking and may also include striking and kicking at the examiner.
  • inconsolable
  • worse from WIND – in these past few days of high wind this remedy starts to show up more.  Chamomilla children are sensitive to wind.
  • TEETHING is a time Chamomilla is most widely used.  This is due to the element of pain and can also include – diarrhea (green), one red cheek, one white cheek, fever and sleeplessness (both mothers and babies!)

One dose of Chamomilla 200C will ease the sensitivity so that the babies can sleep.  Just being able to sleep will ease a lot of the reaction.  Although teething is the most common etiology of this remedy it can be triggered by any sensation of pain that the baby may feel.  This would include physical birth trauma, colic, ear infections etc.

Homeopathic remedies come in the form of very small pellets that babies are easily able to suck on and dissolve.  IF that is not comfortable for you then you can put two pellets into a 1/4 cup of water and allow them to melt.  Give your baby a teaspoon of that mixture.

For more information on using homeopathy for babies please visit my website – and access my on-line e-book – The Homeopathic Guide to a Vibrant Pregnancy.