This article is mostly centered on child development, such as their normal milestones and other areas of concern where parents find it challenging to manage without guidance. I have also included some homeopathic medicines which can be useful.
This article mainly addresses new parents or aspiring parents who are planning to enter parenthood. For the last few years, I have been exposed to questions. The category that draws my attention is the absence of knowledge or the confusion that people go through while bringing a new life into the world.
At every step of life, children come up with new anxiety, fear, or confusion for their parents. In this article, I will discuss the usual milestones that a child goes through up to the age of 4 years. I will also suggest a few frequently useful homeopathic medicines, but in no way are they exclusive and should not be taken as the final prescription. It is always advisable to take any medication after proper advice from a qualified doctor.
The important milestones and their approximate ages are.
1) Up to 3 Months:
2) Up to 6 Months:
3) Up to 1 Year:
4) Up to 2 Years:
5) Up to 3 Years:
6) Up to 4 Years:
These are some ideal criteria to measure the development of the baby. But as per my experience, many children show variations in them. For example, they can start teething as early as 6 months or may not have first teeth until completion of 1 year or more. Many children take longer than usual to start standing or walking or may start walking even before the completion of 1 year. Some of them begin speaking words around 12 to 14 months and using sentences as early as 26 to 30 months of age, while some can take even 3 or more years to develop the gift of speech.
Usually, the delay in dentition or speech or walking comes with concern, and parents start panicking. They just become obsessed with one milestone, which is delayed while they completely overlook the general intelligence of the baby.
It is observed in a nuclear family, where the attending members are mostly one or two. As the child learns everything at an early age by replicating the actions of the attending person, it becomes a very limited opportunity to learn new things. To improve speech, it does not require any special therapy mostly. Just talk to them more, and let the child play with other children. It is observed that the child who speaks late, suddenly starts learning it very fast once they join the school. It can also be helped by homeopathic medicines like Belladonna, Tuberculinum, Phosphorus, Calc Carb, etc. They are completely safe, and they have multiple benefits as not only the targeted milestone is improved, but it mostly helps to build the defense mechanism of the body, which nowadays is hard to find.
Delay In Walking:
Walking also is the same. Children who are pampered, do not have to reach for anything or the mother and father are overprotective and do not let them explore their world without support, or the child is physically a bit lazy or has a weak bony and muscular structure, take a bit longer to learn walking. It does not always mean that the child has any significant disease or developmental disorders. Always correlate it with other age-specific developments.
In such conditions, homeopathic medicines like Calc Carb (chubby with constipation), Calc Phos (fast-growing and emaciated), Baryta Carb, etc., can be game-changing remedies.
The most common ailments the child suffers while teething are loose motion, or vomiting, fever, irritability, etc. As children weigh a lot less, a few loose motions or vomits can lead to severe dehydration, and the child can collapse. So never wait till it goes out of hand. Do not experiment with home remedies, as they mostly irritate the gastric mucosa. Instead, consult a doctor and get the right treatment. In such instances, homeopathic medicines like Aethusa Cynapium (intolerance of milk), Chamomilla (very irritable with green stool), Arsenic Alb, and Calcarea Carb are very helpful and instantly relieves symptoms. It also improves other factors for a healthy life.
Instead of taking marketed patent products of homeopathic formulations, it is always beneficial to take proper homeopathic treatment. Most patients avoid consultations, as it is easy to reach a store and get medicines found on the internet. The major cause of failure of homeopathic treatment is I believe over-the-counter prescriptions or such combination prescriptions. The benefits of taking correct homeopathic medicines reach quite high and irreplaceable by random suggestions. So it is my earnest request to all lovely parents that take good care, enjoy the child’s most precious moments unaltered, and take necessary guidance, help, and treatment from a qualified person only. Avoid taking random suggestions as they arise from myths more than knowledge.
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26 Aug 2020 - 5 min read
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