Why were babies given a small amount of herbal tea?
The four most common reasons mothers reported giving herbal supplements or teas to their babies were fussiness, digestive problems, colic, and to help with sleep. The most frequently used preparations were gripe water (which may contain ginger and fennel), teething tablets, chamomile, and unspecified teas.
Is Peppermint tea Safe for Babies?
Yes. Traditionally, mothers brewed chamomile tea for babies—as well as peppermint, fennel, or dill teas—to help upset tiny tummies.
How much chamomile tea can I give my baby?
The recommended dosage of chamomile tea for babies is one teaspoon of chamomile tea mixed with a glass of warm water, fed every 24 hours to 48 hours.
Does chamomile help baby sleep?
May Aid in Sleep
Chamomile can encourage your baby to relax before bed and drift into a gentle sleep thanks to the herbs calming effect. Giving your baby a little chamomile tea before bed could also encourage them to sleep for longer and can encourage a consistent sleep schedule.