How to Relieve Teething Pain and Night Terrors - Homeopathically
No one ever warns you about the teething pain and night terrors that infants go through. All of a sudden your happy and perfect baby becomes irritable, restless, and sad. As a first time mom, I had no idea how to react when Aimery started screaming one night around his fourth month birthday. That is why I hope to educate parents out there, so that they do not feel as helpless as I did when Aimery first started teething.
While I was pregnant, one of my friends introduced me to the homeopathic medicine company, Boiron. Because our family tries to use only all-natural products, I did a lot of research about this company to make sure that Boiron fits our family's lifestyle. When I found out that their ingredients are truly derived from natural sources, and their brand is the #1 homeopathic medicine recommended by pharmacists, I felt comfortable letting Aimery try Boiron's children's medicines.
What is homeopathetic medicine?
“Homeopathy” combines two Greek words: homoios (“similar”) and pathos (“illness”). Therefore, homeopathic medicines treat “what is similar to the illness” because the body has the ability to heal itself. Homeopathethy follows the hippocratic tradition and must follow the following principles:
- An individual is seen with a physical and psychological dimension and seen as a whole person.
- The environment that the individual lives is linked to his or her health.
- Medicine must use natural substances to protect the body from stress and harm.
Boiron's Manufacturing Process
Boiron uses over 3,000 plant, mineral, and animal substances instead of traditional ingredients in medicine. The plants that are in Boiron's medicines are either gathered in their natural habitat or come organic farms. Boiron is passionate about respecting the natural balance and rhythm of the seasons while harvesting. When Boiron receives the raw materials, they undergo a triple screening process to ensure strict quality control for all of their products.
In addition to amazing quality control, Boiron products adhere to French, European, and North American pharmaceutical standards. When giving their homeopathic medicines to your little one, you can sleep well knowing that your little one is taking medicine derived from natural sources.
Read more about Boiron's manufacturing process here.
Boiron created six different pain-relieving medicines for your little one. Our family has used Camilia ever since Aimery started teething, so when Boiron asked me to do a product review for their children medicine line, I happily agreed! Boiron sent me four different types of homeopathetic medicines to try.
Camilia -- our personal experience
Aimery started teething early compared to most babies, around four months old. One night around 4am, Aimery kept crying and refused to go back to sleep and I didn't know what else to do. I then I remembered the teething medicine my friend gave me months before. Camilia is a homeopathic medicine for the relief of pain, restlessness, irritability, and diarrhea associated with teething. I was worried at first that he might not like the taste of it, or may not drink the medicine because he wasn't taking a bottle, but when I tried to give it to him he took all of it! The medicine is neutral tasting, and comes in individual, drinkable, single unit-dose packages.
I love the single dose packaging because it's easy to give in the middle of the night without having to worry about accidentally giving him the wrong dose. It's so easy to administer the medicine and is made to be given to children from 1-30 months! Just hold your little one in a seated position and squeeze entire contents of a single dose into your baby's mouth. Boiron recommends giving your child 3-6 unit-doses within every 24 hour period. Within fifteen minutes or so of giving a dose to Aimery, he was back to sleep. This product is a life saver for teething!
Read more about Camilia here.
Quietude -- our personal experience
Aimery recently started having nightmares/night terrors. After the second night in a row of Aimery continually waking up screaming from his nightmares, I remembered that the package Boiron sent us earlier that day included Quietude, a homeopathic medicine for the relief of mild sleeping disorders such as nightmares, night terrors, occasional sleeplessness, and irritability and restlessness associated with nervousness.
In a sleep deprived rampage I ended up accidentally ripping the package right open (see mangled package above!) and tried giving some to Aimery. He immediately took the medicine, just as he did with Camilia. About ten minutes later, Aimery was asleep, and he stayed asleep when I put him down. Not only that, but he stayed asleep, without another nightmare, until morning. Every parent out there knows the struggle of finally getting your baby to sleep, only for him to wake up as soon as he's in his crib! The package from Boiron came at just the right time, and I was so thankful for this company when Aimery finally slept through the night after days of constantly waking up. This is just one of the many instances when Boiron helped both Aimery and I sleep peacefully! There have been many more since then.
Read more about Quietude here.
Boiron also sent us two other products that Aimery has not been able to try because he has not been sick. As a blogger, I only review products that I have a personal experience with, but since I trust his company, I will be writing a little about both these products! If you try them before me -- let me know how you like them!
Children's Coryzalia is a homeopathic cold medicine designed for children aged 1 month to 11 years. Coryzalia helps relieve symptoms of nasal congestion, runny nose, and rhinitis. Unlike other cold medicines, Coryzalia contains no sugar, no colouring, and no preservatives.
Boiron recommends giving your child one unit-dose 3 times/day. This product is available in both 10 and 30 unit-doses.
Read more about Coryzalia here.
Children's Stodal Honey is a homeopathic cough syrup designed for children 1 to 11 years of age. Stodal helps relieves symptoms of dry and wet cough in a great tasting honey formula.
Unlike other cough medicines, Stodal does not cause drowsiness as it does not have any dextromethorphan (morphinan class drug), diphenhydramine (not shown to be effective for children under 6 years and in some cases 12 years), or guaifenesin (the potential side effects of which arenumerous to effectively list out here but you can look them up).
Boiron recommends giving your little one 5mL of Stodal orally 3 times/day. This product is available in both 125mL and 250mL bottles.
Read more about Stodal here.
After reading this post, I hope that you feel educated about how to help your little one relieve pain naturally, so you won't feel as helpless when your baby is hurting. I'm sure you will now understand why our family only uses Boiron products. We always have them stocked in our medicine cabinet and baby bag just in case Aimery is hurting, and I recommend you do the same.
Shop Boiron's Children's medicines here.
I have been sponsored by Boiron Canada for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.