Being A Natural Parent – Part One
From the moment our babies are conceived they are precious. Then we have the joy of meeting them and enjoying the first time they reach out and hold our little finger. They are so fine and delicate and their nails so tiny. Yet despite their miniature proportions, those nails can create quite a scratch.
When our little ones get injured, it is an unpleasant experience both for them and for us. They want relief, and we want to mend them. If you are a natural parent, you will want to reach for something natural, such as herbs, essential oils, natural foods or homeopathic remedies. Over the coming months we will explore some first aid situations and natural remedies that you can have to hand for those moments.
This month we are exploring common injuries.
Cuts and scratches – when your child falls over, homeopathic arnica pillules are a good remedy to give for the shock and soft tissue trauma (such as bruising). If the skin is broken do not apply arnica cream, instead you can wash the area with either sea salt and water, or a little lavender in water. In addition you can either apply a topical calendar and hypericum cream, or give a homeopathic calendula pillule. Depending on the scale of the injury, you may need to repeat the dose a couple of times.
Bumps on the Head – When our little ones start clambering, falls on the head becomes every parent’s nightmare. Like it or not, our little ones need to learn how to fall as part of them learning to balance, and sometimes they chose to fall in in appropriate places! So if your little one manages to climb and fall in the few seconds you nip to the loo, a little lump/ bruise appears on their head, the first thing you reach for is an ice pack. Then you can give homeopathic ruta (for injuries to the bone covering – the part that inflames and causes the bump) and trusty arnica – to help the bruising heal.
Dust in the eye – there are times when our little ones seem to get something in their eyes – it may be a fly that we swiftly wipe away, or an eye lash, sand or something else, but the item can be felt long after it has been removed, which can cause eye rubbing and greater damage to the eye itself. Keep some homeopathic euphrasia in your remedy kit. Euphrasia is made from eye bright – and so has a natural affinity for the eyes. Give a dose when the eye is injured and repeat if needed to help the eye repair quickly.
Store your homeopathic remedies away from strong smells and strong light, and keep them in a cool dark place if possible.
About Dawn – Dawn is a Homeopath, Reiki master and also works with diet and nutrition. Before this, she was an Accountant. Dawn has two lovely natural children ages 10 and 14 who have not received conventional medications. If you would to know more about natural treatments for a wide array of conditions, or attend one of Dawn’s popular self-help workshops, please contact Dawn