"If you don't know your options, you don't have any." - Diana Korte
Teething for infants can be a challenge and we don't like to see our little ones experiencing discomfort. Many of the teething gels and tablets have fillers and acidic ingredients. If you are looking for a purer form you can make your own!
Here is what you need:
Directions for making your own alcohol-free herbal glycerin tincture:
1. Chamomile, Nettle, or Catnip. (choose one)
This recipe can be used for teething discomfort, colic, spasms, and gas.
If you are worried about trying new herbs with infants you can do a skin test and wait an hour. If there is no rash, you can try and give it to her or him. Serving size is 10 drops.
Chamomile, nettle and catnip are high in calcium, which is healthy for teething also!
Written by Jessica Oren, Certified Family Herbalist
Jessica Oren is a certified Birth Doula (CBI) and a Family Herbalist ~ graduate of The School of Natural Healing. Founder of DAWN Foundation and North Texas Doulas. You can find her on Google+
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