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Rescue remedy and Star of bethlehem, Has anyone used in young baby 11wks..

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wellbalanced Thu 02-Jul-09 10:34:10

As title says really...

Been advised by HV to use re: baby hating car

http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/parenting/778289-Baby-HATES-the-car-I-think-ive-tried-everything? msgid=16003523

Schnullerbacke Thu 02-Jul-09 15:05:43

I haven't used those personally so not sure if they are the right remedies but you can't really go wrong with rescue remedy anyway. Try it out and see if it works.

Have given my DD (4 months) a few Homeopathic remedies and they have worked a treat so far (and no, it's not my imaginations for those who doubt)

AMumInScotland Thu 02-Jul-09 15:17:44

Bach rescue remedy contains alcohol, so I'm nto sure I'd suggest that for babies! I don't know Star of bethlehem.

Schnullerbacke Thu 02-Jul-09 16:53:55

Yes it does but only a very small amount and when you use rescue remedy you only use a few drops (3 or so).

Horton Thu 02-Jul-09 17:38:35

It's brandy! I really wouldn't give this to a baby, not even three drops.

TheProvincialLady Thu 02-Jul-09 17:41:12

I am not being trite here honest, but do you think the answer might be to just not go on any non essential car journeys for a while? My DS1 was just the same and he grew out of it in his own time. Not all babies like cars - once they are aware of where they are, it makes sense that they might be frightened at being strapped so far away from you and not able to see you close up etc.

damnhayfever Thu 02-Jul-09 17:43:59

yes i used both my mine works a treat for teething too
gees my 3 yr old ds once stole two paper cups full of red wine on hols ,couldnt beleve it, i was very worried but she just slept it off ,woke up an said oh im thirsty !
sure a couple of drops will do no harm ..

Sunflower100 Thu 02-Jul-09 20:27:35

I really wouldn't tbh. Would just wait and see and avoid non-essential car journeys for a bit,

Qally Thu 02-Jul-09 22:25:53

An 11 week old baby is so tiny - I wouldn't give them even a few drops of something like neat brandy. (And I'm a mother who sucked the Pimms off a raspberry last week and handed it to my 8 month old, to occupy him while I had my drink in peace. So not exactly scrupulous about such things.)

Horton Thu 02-Jul-09 22:40:41

A lot of people would worry about giving such a young baby rice (in the form of baby rice), and with good reason. So I think brandy is definitely out. Rice is pretty healthy and bland in comparison!

CherryChoc Fri 03-Jul-09 18:25:01

I would find a local homeopath (look in Yellow Pages) and contact them for advice. I take bach flower remedies, my mum is trained in it and makes me up a little bottle of the flower remedies I need diluted in some water, I then take 4 drops 3 times a day, so barely any alcohol in that mixture. You would possibly do something similar for a baby but I'd discuss it with someone trained I think first.

SoupDragon Fri 03-Jul-09 18:27:12

"Been advised by HV"

Not a great recommendation IMO.

How about something like a lavender bag?

Qally Fri 03-Jul-09 22:20:10

I know it's only Wikipedia, but there's interesting info on the history of Bach Flower Remedies there.

hester Fri 03-Jul-09 22:25:04

There is nothing in HV training that qualifies your HV to give this advice - unless she's done extra training of some kind? Personally, I wouldn't touch give alcohol to a tiny baby.

wellbalanced Sat 04-Jul-09 19:34:10

Sorry not been back sooner to see post.

Yes HV has done extra training before being a HV-she stated was perfectly safe and will do no harm.

I do avoid non essential journeys but thats not easy where i live, and need car for most things.
Staying in wouldnt help us much either.

i havent given him any i'm still undecided.

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