How Much Chamomile Tea For Babies
Tea parties are almost always in session when you have a little one at home who loves to pretend. Tea parties usually consist of drinking out of empty cups and eating fake cake, which is all fun for the imagination.
What if you’re hungry and thirsty and you want to give your little one a real tea party? What if you just wanted to enjoy tea with your child period?
Maybe you’re unsure of what tea to give to your child, but have no fear! I’m here to tell you the safe amount of chamomile tea to brew for your tea party hostess.
Chamomile Tea for Tots
If you are a mom of multiple children (such as myself), then you might have to bring the little one along with you for your tea party.
However, if your baby has just been introduced to baby food, or is still breastfeeding, it’s probably best to keep the chamomile tea away from them and stick with just the toddler.
Children Drinking Tea
Chamomile tea is encouraged by pediatricians, if there are no allergies to ragweed, to help children calm down and sleep better. Chamomile is a natural mild sedative that is safe for children of all ages.
Serving Size of Chamomile Tea
We know that serving sizes are important in what we eat, but did you know they are important in what we drink? This is usually to keep sugars, fats, and calories from taking over our diets in the form of soda, juice, and other sugary drinks.
However, for beverages such as chamomile tea that contain tannin, it’s best to keep the intake to two or three cups for adults. This is due to the tannin inhibiting the body’s ability to absorb iron.
For children, the serving size is recommended at ½ to one cup a day. This is because it has on a child followed by side effects that could occur. This should not be used daily to encourage sleep or calmness in your child.
Chamomile Tea Benefits
Chamomile has some excellent effects on the body. It helps with skin problems, it aids in digestion, helps with menstrual cramping, and can relieve tension headaches.
Chamomile Tea Disadvantages
As with all good things with great benefits, there are a few side effects that can occur from the intake of too much chamomile.
Making Pretend Play a Reality
While your child enjoys tea parties with you, it’s great to encourage reality of those dreams occasionally. You don’t want to bring the tea and cake out to every party, but make sure every once and a while you make it special for them.
Chamomile tea is perfect for toddlers to drink in moderation and with the great benefits it has, there isn’t a huge disadvantage to trying it. Be careful of the allergens, don’t brew the tea to strongly, and keep track of the serving size ingested.
What types of tea does your child enjoy? Do you try to make tea party a reality, or does your child prefer to sit at the table and chat with you? What are some ways you get your child to try new teas?