A 38-year-old member asked:
are there any good herbal remedies to help calm a crying child?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Bryan Levey answered
26 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on why: A baby with gas can be helped by gripe water (bicarb/ginger/fennel combo). Cocyntal is a homeopathic colic remedy that can work amazingly sometimes. Camilia is a homeopathic teething remedy that's just as good. Arnica can help with many different kinds of pain. Calms 4 kids can help with a child who is crying and doesn't want to go to sleep. There are many others that are safe and available.
Answered on Sep 25, 2017
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Sort of...: If you have a plan for dealing with a crying child, and if you carry it out consistently and calmly, the reassurance the child gets from that is what stops the crying. Having an herbal tea as part of that plan is certainly harmless.
Answered on Apr 18, 2012
Dr. Mark Diamond answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Wait a Minute--: The real answer is to determine why the child is crying. For example, if they have gas cramps or constipation, there may be natural products that help.It they have an ear infection, there are some pain relief strategies. Crying from a tantrum may need to be ignored. Find the cause is the best way to find the cure.
Answered on Jun 28, 2013
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