- Oh well, infusions are no longer just for grandma?
- How to properly prepare herbal tea for baby
- And breastfeeding tea is for mom!
Parenthood has many happy and fulfilling facets. However, pain or discomfort can temporarily ruin everything. Baby becomes grumpy, cries often, sleeps poorly, mom runs out of milk... and the whole family worries, looking for the best solution to resolve the situation.
Fortunately, many of these minor ailments can be relieved thanks to natural methods that modern parents are gradually rediscovering. After the Shantala massage , focus on baby herbal tea and its phytotherapeutic benefits .
Oh well, infusions are no longer just for grandma?
Well no ! If we are used to imagining our grandmothers in full discussion gathered around a herbal infusion, from now on these hot drinks are no longer reserved for them. There are all kinds, for all tastes and above all for different effects.
In the same way that verbena relaxes you or ginger warms you, certain plants are adapted to the needs of infants . Nervousness or stomach aches, observe your child to more easily select the natural remedies that will be useful to them.
How to properly prepare herbal tea for baby
While toddlers can also benefit from the natural benefits of plants, certain precautions should be taken when preparing their drink:
- check the recommendations, dosages, minimum age and possible contraindications of each plant, or seek the advice of the pediatrician/pharmacist,
- divide the quantity of plants used for an adult herbal tea by 6,
- use spring water low in minerals (as for preparing baby bottles),
- let cool, check the temperature and serve barely warm,
- avoid sweetening – even with honey – before the age of 2,
- serve punctually.
Besides, why not make one ritual to share ? Prepare your herbal tea and that of your child at the same time! A test on the wrist to ensure its lukewarmness and presto, in the baby's anti-colic bottle .
From the first weeks, offer your baby simple herbal teas in small quantities . You can also wait for dietary diversification around 4 to 6 months. Before, if you breastfeed, their benefits will pass through your milk.
Spend zen nights
In his first months, the newborn may experience fears or great excitement at bedtime. It must be said that there is so much going on in his little head! Like a sponge, it absorbs everything it sees, hears and perceives. Once darkness sets in, emotions rise and despite a bottle or a feeding and a cuddle, it is impossible for him to let go.
Orange blossom , matricaria chamomile flowers or lime blossom will accompany it in the form of a calming baby herbal tea, towards the arms of Morpheus.
Enjoy a relaxed little stomach
Colic, constipation, difficult digestion... a baby's stomach can be subjected to many challenges during the first months of life. From the difficulty of finding the right milk for bottle- fed children, to dietary diversification and the gradual introduction of solid foods, including the necessary maturation of the digestive system, these little hassles can ruin many nights and meals. .
A solution can be to use fennel seeds (to be crushed with a pestle) to soothe colic, but also green anise , caraway , chamomile or cumin which help to soothe bloating and facilitate digestion.
For example, try Holle organic herbal tea for babies – from 4 months – and tell us what you think.
Around 6-8 months, the first signs of teething are felt. Red cheeks, a baby drooling a lot and trying to chew on everything they find are classic symptoms. Unfortunately, they are sometimes accompanied by fever, more or less severe diaper rash, disturbed sleep and very often, pain.
Chamomile flowers can effectively relieve baby's dental pain and bring much appreciated calm.
From fall to spring, baby's nose can become blocked and a cough can set in without warning. Without being serious, these symptoms are uncomfortable and degrade the life of the entire household; mainly the sleep and feeding quality of your infant.
To take a deep breath of air and effectively clear the airways, wild thyme will work wonders as an infusion in a small bottle to drink throughout the day.
And the breastfeeding herbal tea? It's for mom!
As you probably know if you frequent organic stores or bulk product stores, breastfeeding herbal teas have been very successful in recent years. And for good reason, not only are they effective in stimulating the flow of milk (they are said to be galactogenic), but they can also be shared with baby. Drink between 3 and 5 cups per day for the full effect.
Fennel (him again!), fenugreek and green anise promote lactation, while parsley, mint and sage slow it down. And since fennel is just as good for baby's tummy, there's no reason to deprive yourself of it.
Are you looking for an effective breastfeeding herbal tea, but also capable of supporting you throughout your pregnancy? Visit Jolly Mama to discover a sensory, tasty and organic blend, composed of apple, caraway, fennel, anise, basil, cumin, verbena and lemongrass.