Homeopathy for Babies and Children

Most parents want a treatment method that is as gentle as possible and free of side effects for their offspring. Many use homeopathy for this. Treatment options for children and babies can be found on your own or with the help of a homeopath. Find out everything you need to know about homeopathy here: Treating babies and children correctly.

When is homeopathy suitable for children?

With homeopathy, many acute and chronic diseases of babies and children can be gently treated and in some cases even prevented. Homeopathy for children can also be helpful for minor injuries and many complaints typical of children.

Here are some typical occasions when an accompanying treatment attempt with a suitable homeopathic remedy is advisable:

  • Accidents, injuries, sore muscles
  • insect bites
  • pain when teething
  • sleep disorders
  • Colds, coughs, runny noses
  • susceptibility to infection
  • Gastrointestinal infections, constipation
  • flatulence
  • bedwetting
  • allergies
  • neurodermatitis
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Important resources at a glance

As with any homeopathic treatment, the remedy of choice must be appropriate to the child’s condition. If the parents want to choose the right remedy themselves, you have to observe the child closely and, if possible, ask them about their condition – there are various books that help to narrow down the symptoms and assign the right active ingredient. These are available in pharmacies.

It’s even better if you have a certain supply in your medicine cabinet. There are some typical homeopathic remedies that are used particularly often in homeopathy for children. The following performance shows homeopathic remedies that are suitable for use in children and the ailments they help with:


  • at the onset of a feverish infection
  • with a cold
  • when coughing
  • in limb pain
  • with earache
  • apis
  • in insect bites
  • in case of inflammation


  • in case of injuries
  • in broken bones
  • for bruises
  • with wounds
  • in case of dislocations
  • Arsenicum album
  • for stomach and intestinal problems
  • with hay fever


  • with a sunstroke
  • in febrile seizures
  • in acute middle ear infections
  • in teething fever
  • with colic
  • in scarlet fever


  • for colds
  • with headaches
  • Carbovegetables
  • in case of flatulence
  • in gastrointestinal diseases
  • with spasmodic cough


  • in flatulence colic
  • for teething problems
  • colocynth
  • in intestinal disorders
  • with colic


  • with a spasmodic cough
  • in laryngitis
  • in cough after measles


  • with colds
  • in sinus infections
  • in bladder infections

Ferrum phosphoricum

  • with a weakened immune system
  • in acute sore throat and ear infections
  • in gastrointestinal diseases
  • with colds


  • with exam anxiety
  • with stage fright
  • with head flu
  • Ipecacuanha
  • with nausea
  • in case of vomiting

Nux vomica

  • in gastrointestinal disorders
  • in influenza infections
  • with headaches


  • for sore throats
  • in glandular fever
  • Pulsatilla
  • for digestive problems
  • with colds
  • in conjunctivitis


  • for croup (barking cough)

Correct dosage for children

In homeopathy, especially in acute cases, medicines are not given according to the clock, but as needed. The usual dosage forms in homeopathy are tablets, drops or globules. Babies and toddlers can basically take any shape. With drops, however, you should make sure that specially non-alcoholic solutions are prepared.

Low and medium potencies are used for self-treatment. In acute cases, you can take three globules of the drug in the potency C6 or D6 up to six times a day or three globules of C12 or D12 twice a day.

If you use tablets in homeopathy for children, you should pay attention to the manufacturer’s recommendations for taking them. Drops, on the other hand, are more reserved for the treatment of chronic diseases.

For babies, dissolve the globules or tablets in a little water and spread the remedy with a spoon. Older children put the globules or tablets under the tongue, where they slowly dissolve.

If you are being treated by a homeopath, he will usually give you the right remedy with the appropriate instructions. If necessary, he will also give you advice on how to adjust the dosage over time.

When to the doctor?

Especially when treating babies and children with homeopathy, you have to be careful not to miss the right time to see a doctor. Homeopathic treatment should show a noticeable effect in a reasonable time. If this is not the case, it’s time to go to the pediatrician so as not to procrastinate.

Even if the symptoms have existed for a long time, you should have them checked out by a doctor before trying homeopathy treatment. In this way, it can be ruled out that a serious illness is overlooked.

If it is necessary to take conventional medicine, homeopathy is suitable in many cases as an adjunctive therapy. A parallel treatment of conventional medicine and homeopathy for children is supported by many paediatricians.


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