Baby is not eating food? Try this
Taking care of your babies diet is really important, but sometimes your babies might face some indigestion issues that lead to them having a low appetite, being cranky, or having trouble passing stool
While these are pretty common problems but for new parents, seeing their kid going through it is really hard.
As you know my sister has twin baby boys(28 months now) & recently one of them had this problem.
He was having a problem passing stool& the pain he has to go through had all of us on edge.
It breaks my heart to see him struggle & we couldn’t do anything about it. he was also not having anything, apart from milk
So my Nani came to the rescue. she told us some pretty simple yet amazing home remedy that will not only help the baby in passing stool but also helps in increasing their appetite.
If your baby doesn’t eat food then you might wanna read this article too because these tips really work
If you are wondering whether these home remedies are safe or not, what if they affect your kid in the wrong way? please don’t
These home remedies are safe as well as done externally so they will not affect your kids in a bad way
There are 2 home remedies & the technique is a bit different for kids from 8-24 months & 2+ years so please make sure to follow the right technique
Home Remedies That will Increase the Appetite In Kids & Helps With Indigestion
First Remedy (8-24 months baby)
For this remedy, you’ll need Asafetida (hing) & water. Take a small cup & fill it half with lukewarm water & add a pinch of asafetida to it & stir it completely so that the hing dissolves completely in the water.
Now apply a small amount of this water on the navel of your kid, just lightly massage it for a minute & let the baby be.
If your baby was having any kind of indigestion problem this will give relief, in south India, we call it hothe vaje/gathe aagodu that means heavy stomach(kinda like bloated) this will help with it. Also if your kid is having trouble passion tool, after applying this water to the stomach within 5-6 hours baby will pass the stool
For 2+ years Kids
This is more of a tip than a remedy If your kid is above 2 years & had less appetite. Make sure to add the asafetida to his diet, just a bit of it to baby’s food. It will help maintain his digestion & will also increase the appetite
Links To The Ingredients
Asafetida aka Heeng/Hing (India)
Asafetida aka Heeng/Hing (Global)
Second Remedy (8-24 months)
This remedy might seem a bit weird but I have seen it work so give it a try if you want. A very important tip is that this home remedy should be done only by the mother or father
This is pretty simple & for this remedy, you’ll need only one ingredient that is carom seeds also known as Ajwain
Either the father or the mother has to chew the carom seeds & when the seeds released the liquid then blows on your kid’s naval (seems odd but our elders follow this remedy& they believe it works).
For 2+ years Baby
This is pretty simple. either add carom seeds to their food or make them chew some carom seeds daily. It will really help in their digestion & increases the appetite.
Links To The Ingredients
Tips To Feed Your Baby
While feeding your baby, don’t turn it into a battlefield, don’t force your kid to eat rather engage them in a play, make them familiar with their food, engage with them, play with them & let them enjoy their food.
Also, keep a bit of interval before you offer another food. I have seen this in fact we used to do it. First, we used to offer the kids one thing & when they refuse instantly, we would offer something else.
Don’t do it, let there be an interval before you offer another food. After one refusal, there would be a mild chance they will say to another food instantly.
Give them time otherwise they’ll get cranky & might skip the meal altogether.
Hope this helps also if you have any other home remedies regarding this please feel free to share
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