Recently, I was asked, “how can I give comfort to my one-year-old?”
First, let me begin by saying, I’m not a doctor. So make sure to check with your child’s pediatrician when caring for your child’s well-being.
Secondly, Because the baby is so young I prefer to go the natural route. And Since most babies usually love a bath before they go to bed, this remedy is one of my favorites.
So, if your baby enjoys bath time, prepare a relaxing bath!
It’s best to prepare this bath a little ahead of time since the resulting tea bath will be too hot to use right away.
Ingredients are Lavender and chamomile herb tea. You can use the loose herb if you prefer. However, You can save yourself some time by going to the store and buying the Tea in packets. Make sure you use organic tea.
Prepare the tea in the following manner. Begin by boiling 16 ounces of water. Once the water begins to boil, remove it from the burner and add 2 lavender and chamomile tea bags. Allow the tea to steep for 30 minutes. Then remove the tea bags and allow this “bath” tea to cool. Once this tea is cool, add this to your baby’s bath water and bathe your baby as usual.
If you don’t want to give the baby a full bath, you can give her/him a sponge bath instead. Using the resulting bath tea, Dampen the wash cloth or sponge to wipe over your little one. For convenience, you can store the bath tea in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
To add extra relaxing and soothing energies, add one or two drops of lavender essential oil into the “bath” tea once it’s cool. Stir the resulting bath and add to the baby’s bath water and bathe as usual.
For babies four months and older some essential oils can assist them sleep, calm anxiety, and even relieve some symptoms of colic.
It is essential and extremely important to comprehend the proper dilution ratio and application methods when using essential oils with babies and pets. Dilute and use these oils as recommended by the product’s label and/or a licensed aromatherapist.
Another alternative is to place 3 to 4 drops of essential oil into an oil diffuser in the baby’s room to diffuse the calming scent into the air.
Try putting a drop or two of Essential oil on a burp rag. Then place it in a safe area near your baby to diffuse the scent around your baby in a gentle manner.
So, which essential oils are safe and beneficial to work with and use with your baby three months and older?
Our top choices are chamomile, lavender, and Mandarin. You can also use others such as Dill, Tea tree, Eucalyptus, and distilled Lemon (separately or mixed under the advice of a licensed aromatherapy of course.
As an important side note, because essential oils are widely available today, make sure you’re working with Pure, authentic and unadulterated essential oils. Check the product labels for these important details. Essential oils that contain alcohol can be irritating to the skin. Avoid synthetic fragrances completely as these differ from essential oils, have no health benefits, and can be irritating to the skin. Again an important reminder: Dilute and use these oils as recommended by the product’s label and/or a licensed aromatherapist.
Placing a pink Himalayan salt lamp in the babies room can also provide a relaxing atmosphere while adjusting the ionosphere in the room. Keep In mind where you place the lamp because they are heavy and can severely hurt a child if it falls on them.
Another non-invasive way to help calm your one year old is with the use of crystals. Again, use caution when working with crystals around a baby because the crystals size can be potential choking hazard. You can avoid this by securing it in the baby’s pillow, having a sun catcher with the Crystal, or placing a larger stone that’s too large to swallow in a safe location in the baby’s room.
Crystals that can assist baby calm down are rose quartz, blue lace agate, blue calcite, Chalcedony, and amethyst.
Try putting these healing modalities together. This should calm your baby down. The only side effect of this is you may also help calm yourself down too. 😉
Hope this helps you in the best of ways.