Homeopathic medicine is rooted in safety. Its founding principles call for serial dilutions of active ingredients in order to remove toxicity and create a medicine that works with the body, rather than against it. When compared to other alternative medicines and even conventional medicines, homeopathics are arguably the safest.
Due to homeopathy’s innate gentleness, there are numerous products formulated for babies (infant age and onward), from teething tablets, cough syrup, and earache drops to diaper ointment and gas remedies. These products contain various homeopathically prepared ingredients that are specially potentized for safe and effective use, including Belladonna, Calcarea phosphorica, Chamomilla, and, in some cases, Arnica montana.
So, is it Safe to Use Arnica for Babies?
The answer to this question depends on the product. Some homeopathic Arnica products are formulated for adult use only, so be sure to check the drug facts label beforehand. Reputable manufacturers will always provide you with detailed information regarding ingredients, directions, and any applicable warnings. Therefore, one easy way to be sure a remedy is intended for babies is to look for homeopathic products that are formulated specifically for infants (or ages 0 and up).
Arnica for Kids & Toddlers (Age 2-12)
Many parents turn to Arnica on a regular basis as an all-natural remedy to soothe the bumps and bruises expected from active kids. For toddlers and children age 2-12, you will find quite a few options, including both oral and topical Arnica products that address minor swelling, minor pain relief, and other common symptoms. Still, we recommend that you always check with a doctor before using any over-the-counter products on children, especially those under the age of 2.