It can be a struggle to get children, especially toddlers to drink enough throughout the day. But what if there was a great-tasting, calming beverage that you could encourage them to drink instead of regular water? This is where Chamomile Tea could be your secret weapon!
What are the Effects of Chamomile Tea?
For many centuries Chamomile Tea has been used to improve sleep, digestion, anxiety and even symptoms of depression. The health benefits of this incredible herbal tea is well documented in this blog as well. Chamomile Tea is a go-to option for anybody with an interest in alternative medicine or herbalism as it is such a versatile tea to have in your medicine cabinet.
Are There Risks From Chamomile Tea Consumption?
It is important to remember that Chamomile is a flower which originates from the Ragweed family. If your child has a known allergy to Ragweed then there is a high possibility that they will also have an allergy to Chamomile.
When can I Give my Child Chamomile Tea?
It is recommended by most medical institutes to wait until a child is two years and older to start giving alternatives to water, cows milk or breastmilk. Chamomile tea is one kind of tea that does not contain any caffeine so is considered safe for even young children to drink. In some European countries, children as young as six months old are offered very minimal amounts of Chamomile tea to aid digestion.
How will my Child Benefit from Chamomile Tea?
The benefits of chamomile tea are widely renowned however specific benefits to children are numerous. If you have a child who is struggling with going to sleep or perhaps a toddler going through a sleep regression, Chamomile tea can help calm them down before bedtime. You can incorporate a cup of Chamomile tea into their regular bedtime routine to help them get into a calmer mindset and gently drift off to sleep.
If you have a toddler who is hyperactive, encouraging them to sit down with a cup of Chamomile tea can be a great way to calm them down a little. It can also be a lovely time to connect with your child over tea as you would with an adult!
Chamomile tea is also an excellent anti-anxiety solution so can be enjoyed as a part of a preschool routine. You can prepare a cup with breakfast to both soothe preschool nerves and aid the digestion of their breakfast.
Should I Give Tea to my Child?
If you are having any serious medical experiences with your child or would like to get a professional opinion on herbal tea consumption for your child it is best to consult with your paediatrician first. They can always advise you on safe amounts for the size of your child and their age.
Where can I buy Chamomile Tea?
Our organic Chamomile tea is a fan favourite in Australia, packed with fantastic health benefits. Our tea is available in 40gram, 80gram and 160gram packaging, and you can enjoy free shipping on orders over $60 or shipping for just $5.95 for orders under. We also have Afterpay and Zip Pay at checkout, providing you with the most flexible payment options.
How can I Prepare Chamomile tea?
To prepare the perfect cup of Chamomile tea for your child add one cup of water to a mug of your choice and then add the tea bag. Allow it to steep for between five and ten minutes then remove the tea bag. Allow the tea to cool before serving it to your child.