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Homeopathic Remedies for Crying

Crying in children

A baby is a bundle of joy. Crying is normal for babies as it is the only way for them to communicate their needs or their discomfort. The cry of a baby is a signal indicating his/her distress and can be expressive or varying in character. There are children who seldom cry as they are contented, placid and happy. Some babies are more alert and aggressive and are not able to accept any minimal discomfort or slight changes to their daily routine. They will start crying to reflect their resentment or their demand for comfort. Some babies cry to be picked up while others are happy and contented with just lying in the cot. In general, normal babies cries often signals anger, hunger, pain, fatigue, exhaustion, discomfort or loneliness.

How to stop crying

The causes of a baby’s cries can vary from simple reasons to a more life threatening condition. Hence we should never ignore the crying of babies and instead learn how differentiate the cries and how to cope with them:

  • Cries of loneliness will usually stop once the baby has company.
  • Many times we tend not to relate or think of a baby’s thirst. Peevishness or hot weather can often lead to more thirst which can be easily resolved by giving the baby a sip of water.
  • Sounds of soft moans often indicates a baby is tired. Just put the baby to sleep with a lullaby.
  • Cries of hunger is less frequent as a mother will normally try never to let this happen. Still it is good to think of this possibility and feed the child if necessary.
  • A sudden shriek is an indication that the baby’s nappy is wet so just change the wet nappy.
  • For colic cries, look for signs of passing wind, restlessness or the baby drawing up his/her legs. The crying sounds can be sudden alternating with relaxation.
  • However when the colic pain is severe or unbearable. the baby will cry severely and will not be comforted easily.
  • In the event you cannot find any apparent cause, investigate the person of the baby for symptoms of sickness such as an earache, skin-bite, stuffed nose or blue skin that is caused by an injury or otherwise. To look for those symptoms, undress the infant fully in a warm, comfortable room. Take careful note of the form and movement of the baby’s abdomen and chest. Check whether the skin is hot, moist, dry or cool. Also look out for any eruptions.
  • It is very important to call a doctor immediately if you find the baby losing colour or is very sick.

Whenever the baby cries, respond immediately to provide him/her a sense of security and importance. Prompt responses will often reduce crying eventually. Studies have also shown that for those babies whose mothers responded promptly to them during infancy, actually cries less when they become toddlers. Be sympathetic towards a crying child and try your utmost to understand their needs and wants.

Homeopathic remedies for crying can help in calming fretful babies as well as reducing or curing problems that triggers crying.

Homeopathic remedies

Symptoms: Sudden cold; sudden fever; crying on exposure to dry cold air; anguish; restlessness

Homeopathic medicine: Aconite
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Insect bites; swollen red bites; swelling due to any reason
Homeopathic medicine: Apis
Potency: 30

Symptoms: The child is tired; injury; bleeding due to an injury
Homeopathic medicine: Arnica
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Face of child is flushed, eyes glistening or head is hot; red predominates; tonsils is red and swollen
Homeopathic medicine: Belladonna
Potency: 200

Symptoms: The child is touching an aching ear; cough is dry and hacking; constipation; stool is dry and burnt
Homeopathic medicine: Bryonia
Potency: 200

Symptoms: Child cries when passing urine; feverish
Homeopathic medicine: Cantharis
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Child is peevish; wants to be carried; dentition pain; colic; legs are drawn up; loose bowels
Homeopathic medicine: Chamomilla
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Child cannot go to sleep; rolls restlessly
Homeopathic medicine: Coffea
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Severe colic, child bends over double; presses the abdomen; least food intake resulting in jelly-like, dysenteric, fetid stool
Homeopathic medicine: Colocynthis
Potency: 30