Baby health problems are worrying on many counts. First and foremost your concern is for your baby. You want the best for them, you want them to have the most healthy start to life you can provide. But you also need to look after you and the other members of the family.
Babies have a piercing and shrill cry for a very good reason. It ensures you notice them. But it can also leave parents exhausted and other members of the family feeling left out with all the attention going to the latest member.
You may well sympathise with your baby’s teething problems and would love to help them with the pain. The earache which keeps recurring despite repeated antibiotics is beginning to seriously concern you. The periodic fevers seem to be increasing.
Worrying though these can be, you might also be feeling the effects of months without a good night’s sleep. You may be irritable, short, distant from your partner. Life has just become too difficult, too complex. Will it ever end?
How can you do your best for your baby and for your sanity? The following tips can make your job as a parent much easier.
- Everyone wants to give new parents advice. Not only can this be overwhelming and conflicting, it can block out your own feelings and wisdom. Fashions and fads come and go. What was good advice last year is often bad advice this year. But parents, especially mothers, tend to know on a deep level what they should do. Learn to take outside advice with a pinch of salt and follow your own feelings and instincts.
- If you are breast feeding your baby, ensure your diet is healthy, nutritious, natural, free from chemicals and processed foods. Eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies. Take a whole food supplement like blue-green algae. Get plenty of exercise and fresh air. Walking in nature is therapeutic for you and your baby. If your baby is on solids, ensure their diet is just as healthy.
- When any problem arises, get professional homeopathic help. Homeopathy is nature’s perfect medicine. It is natural, quick acting, free from side effects, easy to administer and babies love the medicines.
- Homeopathy also offers you the ability to do some home prescribing. You don’t need to know very much to become good at this. This is a particularly useful support to have for any problems that occur in the middle of the night. Quick, easy solutions that can get the whole family back to sleep are invaluable.