Homeopathy is ideal for babies and children of any age because it is composed of entirely natural substances. Over the years I have had valuable experience of working with many common childhood complaints, both long and short term. I particularly enjoy working closely with parents to ensure their child's health is the best it can be.
what does the homeopath need to know?
I rely heavily on information from parents when working with very young children and babies. Be aware of differences in appetite and sleeping patterns, as well as emotional changes. In acute illness, note what you hear, smell and feel. This information is all grist to the mill from the homeopath's point of view. Working with older children, I enjoy building a respectful, trusting relationship with them, and love watching them grow into strong independent young people.
in an emergency
Children get sick quickly and I cannot guarantee to be available for advice. The commonsense approach is always the best when it comes to your child's health: if you are at all concerned about your child’s symptoms outside my practice hours, then please call NHS Direct on 0845 4647. Their lines are open 24 hours a day. Alternatively, the Homeopathic Helpline on 0906 534 3404 is available from 9am-midnight daily to discuss specific homeopathic needs.
... and a note on vaccination
I support parents' decision to vaccinate as much as I do those who choose not to. I can help support your child homeopathically during the immunisation programme, and can offer specific remedies for those who are not vaccinated. Please contact me for further information.