You can give your baby tea if they’re six months or older, but only in moderation. Prior to six months old, it is only safe to feed your infant breastmilk or formula. Other fluids are not balanced in their electrolyte content, and your baby’s immature kidneys cannot handle them.
Can you give tea to babies?
While herbal tea can be a healthy, hydrating, and symptom-easing drink for older children, you should never give tea to an infant.
Why tea is not good for babies?
Don’t give baby sweet drinks such as tea, soft drinks, flavoured milk, juice or cordial. This can make baby sick and lead to tooth decay and weight gain. Tea is not good for baby and can weaken baby’s blood.
When can you start giving your baby tea?
If you drink chamomile tea to aid digestion or for relaxation, the herbal tea might help your baby, too. Just make sure your infant is at least 6 months old before offering herbal tea, and always check with your doctor first. Chamomile tea is generally safe, though some babies may be allergic to it.
Can I give my 4 month old baby rooibos tea?
From weaning time (around 4-6 months) you can feel free to give rooibos without milk and sugar as a drink between milk feeds. A tip of a teaspoon of xylitol ( low glycemic index and completely natural) or a small amount of apple juice can be added from around 6 months to sweeten it slightly.
Can I bathe my baby in chamomile tea?
To soothe baby’s skin, you can use chamomile in different forms: hydrosol, floral water, essential oil or herbal tea. To calm the itching: Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of chamomile hydrosol into baby’s bath water. If you do not have a hydrosol, you can make a cup of chamomile tea and mix it with baby bath water.