Has anyone given their babe tea? I'm toying with the idea of giving dd a little bit of warm tea before bedtime - something with chamomile to help aid sleep. I don't want to fill her tummy up with tea, but was wondering if this would also help eventually with nightweaning (which we aren't doing anytime soon, but I'm thinking about strategies to help it go smoothly). Anyone tried this and had any success?
Tea for babies??
How old is your baby? I have given my babies some tea to treat irritability (like when they were teething). I don't think I would make it part of a routine or anything but I might consider it if my baby was particularly fussy that day. Chamomile tea is perfectly safe though, and I don't see a problem with giving it once in awhile. How do you think it will help with night weaning?
DD is 10.5 months. The only liquid she consistently gets is breastmilk now, though occasionally she drinks water. My thought was if I offered tea in a bottle/sippy cup as a replacement for nursing in the night, would that help with night weaning. I wondered if the chamomile would have sleep inducing properties and help her nod off..... not planning on night weaning anytime soon, but I was just thinking about it....
We give our son who is 11months old tea almost daily. Our natruo recommended food-grade teas (chamomile, raspberry leaf, peppermint, etc for daily use, it is pretty much impossible to take to much of these teas. Currently our little guy has a yucky cold so we are giving him diluted elderberry, mullein tea, but that is more medicinal so it is only for the course of his cold.