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chamomile tea and toddlers .C. Due March 1; 19 kids; Alaska 1079 posts
17th May '08

Has anyone ever given their toddler chamomile tea? I was looking for something to soothe a cold for toddlers and this came up.

I am the Walrus TTC since Oct 2012; 1 child; Texas 9194 posts
17th May '08

Chamomile is one of the "safe" herbs that they can have (in moderation). As long as it doesn't have caffeine in it, then you are pretty much good to go.



It's very relaxing too. You can put a little bit of honey in it to make it taste better as long as your doc OK'ed you giving them honey.



I love Chamomile. One of my favorites, especially when I'm sick.

Ty & Gwen's Mommy 3 kids; Washington 1582 posts
17th May '08

Chamomile is perfectly fine, as the PP mentioned. We gave our daughter chamomile tea (diluted) in a bottle for her gas when she was just a few weeks old. The pediatrician in the ER recommended it to us. I love chamomile tea as a nightcap before I head to bed.

.C. Due March 1; 19 kids; Alaska 1079 posts
17th May '08

Thanks! Do you know if it would relax a toddler too?

I am the Walrus TTC since Oct 2012; 1 child; Texas 9194 posts
18th May '08
Quoting CoriD:
Ty & Gwen's Mommy 3 kids; Washington 1582 posts
18th May '08
Quoting CoriD:
Lilysmom34 Japan 6 posts
23rd Jun '13

Just a little heads up, don't give your baby honey until they are AT LEAST 1 and your ped approves it. They can get botulism. I used chamomile for everything from skin irriation, diaper rash, cradle cap and crankyness. Also works with teething. I would mix 1oz per 8oz of water and mix with formula when she was 6 mos. You have to make sure they are not allergic to ragweed etc.



I use it now at bed time and she sleeps soundly. I don't give her a full strength bottle, i mix about 1oz into whatever shes drinking. Before the bottle is gone, she is out. A greek woman recommended it to me and my ped said it was ok for her- so.. been using it ever since. She had a blistery diaper rash-- it was BAD.. her wipes would make her scream because of the alcohol content or chems. I boiled some tea, let it cool and then used viva paper towels, folded them and put them in a ziplock with the tea and refrigerated. the tea soothes and takes the sting out. I then took my magic bullet (you can use a blender) and mixed a few tea bags worth of tea and cornstach and made a powder. I coated her butt with desitn (which wasn't working) and then sprinkled the powder on top so the cream would hold the mixture on her bottom. Its a little messy but swelling went down within a few hours and within 24 hours, the blisters were going away. Its a miracle tea.. if your little one can handle it- recommend it instead of meds. Would rather give her chamomile than to give her tylenol with every single problem.