It is always too difficult to see if your baby is sick. Common health issues in baby include fever, cold, cough, Colic, constipation and many more. It is always good to use natural remedies as they are safe and completely natural. It is a very good option, especially for baby ‘s developing immune system. They have been passed through generation to generation and tested by moms. Now, we are going to discuss trusted home remedies for infant health for common health problems.
Cold & Cough remedies-
- Elevates baby’s head
When your baby is suffering from cold, he feels difficulty in sleeping. Keep his head elevated with the help of pillow to minimize discomfort of blocked nose.
- Oil Massage
Gentle massage of mustard or coconut oil will help your baby to get relief in cold. Massage on chest and back of your baby.
- Garlic & Ajwain fumes
Take 2-3 cloves of garlic and a few pinches of Ajwain, roast them for a minute. Let the mixture cool down and keep it near your child. The essence of this mixture will heal cold & cough of your child. Both Garlic and Ajwain have anti-bacterial properties.
- Sanitizing hands
Once anyone in house is affected by cold, make sure to keep everyone hands sanitized as it can spread infection. This will protect your baby from cough and cold
Home remedies for fever-
- Breast Milk.
Breast milk helps your baby in fighting with fever. Keep on feeding the child even in fever.
- Hot Bath
Giving bath in lukewarm water helps controlling his fever. This will bring temperature back to normal. Adding vinegar to lukewarm water is also beneficial.
Onion is used in India from centuries to cure fever. Cut the 2-3 pieces of onion and put it inside the socks of your child. It is best when baby is sleeping.
Home remedies for gas in the stomach-
- Stomach massage
Gentle massage on stomach will helps your baby. Massage with mustard oil or coconut oil for 5-7 minutes.
- Hing (Asafoetida )
Hing is among the best remedies used for curing gas problems in children. We cannot give Hing directly to infants. Put a pinch of Hing in spoon of warm water. Apply this Hing water on baby’s navel in anti-clockwise direction.
- Warm towel
Soak a clean towel in hot water and squeeze out excess water. Check that towel is not too hot for baby. Place this towel on tummy of your child and it will start giving relief to your kid.
Home remedies for Vomit and loose motions-
Breastfeeding is the proven medicine for most of the problems in infants. Don’t give any kind of other milk rather than Breastmilk.
- Gripe Water
Gripe water is a very effective remedy for babies in curing diarrhea. It gives relief in loose motion.
If your baby is able to sit and started consuming semi-solids than give some curd.It has the natural property to ease stomach related problems.