teething and colic - helpful tips
Indigestion is often
a problem, later on in pregnancy.
little and often. Make sure if you are going out that you have food at hand. For
example, sunflower seeds or dried apricots, easy to carry around and very good
Drink plenty of water throughout the pregnancy.
As much walking as you can take. During the final trimester it is very
important. Bending down can cause acid to rise, so it is better to bend from the
knee, again this would be during the final trimester.
relaxation music during the pregnancy. Dr. Alexandra Lamont, a psychologist who
specialises in music and the effect it has on the unborn child has noted that
calming music playing during pregnancy will be recognised by your baby, who will
again calm down on hearing it. Therefore, relaxing music that you play while you
are pregnant has the effect of not only relaxing you and your baby in the womb,
but with repeated listening your baby will feel calm and relaxed whenever you
play this music.
Contraditory wants something, then doesnt want it. Likes being carried.
Homeopathic remedy: Chamomilla
Also if stool tends to be greenish, think of
Chamomilla. Teething will often affect the whole digestive system, causing diarrhoea.
Another symtom is one cheek red, the other white.
hot, flushed face, cold hands and feet. Very upset baby. Homeopathic remedy: Belladonna
Babies sometimes appear to be pulling on one ear or another during teething. This
can be because of a build-up of mucus, which often accompanies teething.]
irritable. Nothing satisfies the baby, except to be carried.
Colic often accompanies
Colic after mother has eaten rich foods (only affects baby is mother is
Extreme colic. Baby keeps bring knees up to abdomen. Massaging the tummy
[Homeopathic remedies should be in the 30c potency. They can be purchased
in most chemists. Follow instructions on the container.]
colic has been a problem since birth, you might consider going to a Cranial Osteopath.
This is a very gentle form of osteopathy, particularly suitable for babies.
find someone in your area - contact: Upledger Institute: Tel: 01738-444404 www.upledger.co.uk
with your baby
- Find time each morning when you can snuggle up to each other. Massaging your
baby can be very relaxing, especially if your babys tummy is tense after
feeding. Be very gentle.
your baby you can get in the bath with your baby, it could be fun!
Cracked nipples - One
of the problems with breastfeeding can be cracked nipples. Calendula cream on
the nipples will help. Simply wipe off just before breastfeeding.
- If your baby is restless, or you are tense during breastfeeding play
Calmtime. This should help you both and will serve as a trigger for relaxation
whenever it is time to feed.
Bad habits - Whilst
having your baby in bed with you during the early days can be comforting, to continue
the habit would be a mistake. Babies then get used to the warmth of another body
and will continually want this. The best thing to do is after your baby is fast
asleep, take him/her back to their own bed.
written by Daphne Nancholas
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