How to Use Healing Crystals on Babies
The positive benefits of crystals can be used by anyone, regardless of age, gender, social position or place of residence. Due to the fact that crystals do not need to be large or expensive to be effective and no additional equipment is required, crystal healing can be ideal for anyone working with a tight budget or space. It is also a very discreet therapy that can be used anywhere, and it can be easily concealed from anyone who may be opposed to or doesn't understand the use of alternative therapies.
Using the energy of crystals to heal and benefit our lives is a very gentle method and so is suitable for use by anyone. Its gentle and unobtrusive nature make it an excellent choice for babies and small children. Crystals can be placed in small drawstring bags and tied shut, placed on a high shelf or under a cot or bed mattress, for example.
Caution must be taken as small stones could present a choking hazard. Small children and babies should not be left unattended with crystals and when being used, they should be placed out of reach or out of sight.
Caring for Your Crystals
When crystals are used in healing or placed in our homes and other spaces they accumilate negative and stale energies which will remain with the stone unless these are removed. This can be done easily using a process known as cleansing or clearing the crystal. One simple way of cleansing your crystals is too place them where moonlight can shine onto them and leave them overnight to soak in this energy.
Opinions differ on how often cleansing should be carried out and you find that you can sense a change in your stones that lets you know when this is needed. As a rough guide the frequency of cleansing will depend on the use of the crystal. For example stones that are used everyday, such as those in jewellery will need to be cleansed more often as their energy is being used daily.
The gentle, soothing action of many crystals makes them excellent choices for babies. One example of this is rose quartz, which is associated with the heart and often known as the stone of unconditional love. This pretty pink stone gives out warm energy almost like a loving cuddle to help young babies feel settled while separated from mum. Place one rose quartz crystal in each corner of their cot, moses basket or pram so that the energy can surround them. The stones should be placed underneath the mattress, sheets or pram/pushchair fabrics for safety. As the child grows older, the crystals can be placed at the corners of their bed in the same way. This is best done by putting them underneath the mattress as young children can be very inquisitive and find them otherwise. Alternatively, one crystal can be placed at each corner of the bedroom. This can make it easier from a safety perspective as larger stones can be used or placed out of reach on shelves, as hanging crystals or in a small pouch pinned to the wall or window curtains even.
If you wish to allow a child to touch any crystals take care to choose specimens that are too large to be swallowed. Large tumble stones or palm stones are a good choice as they are easier to handle and there is no risk of smaller pieces breaking off.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue lace agate is a soothing blue stone that gives off calming gentle energy, making it ideal for children and babies. This stone can also provide those around it with a gentle and reassuring protective energy. It is a good choice for imaginative children and for those who can struggle to remember what was real and what they have imagined up as part of their play or story writing. Blue lace agate can help children to find the words they need to tell others who they are feeling, soothes the nervous system and can help to calm hyperactive children.
Pyrite is a good stone to choose to help a child feel protected even when they are not with their caregivers. It will also reflect negative energy away from wherever it is placed. The shiny mirror-like surface of pyrite can make it particularly attractive to inquisitive young children, so this should be kept in mind when using this crystal. A child will not come to any harm from handling crystals and children are often surprisingly accurate in choosing the correct stone for their needs. Tumble stones are crystals that have been polished and smoothed and due to this are less likely to break or crumble.
This crystal is regarded by many as a symbol of new life, and it is considered to be an ideal stone for encouraging growth and development. It also promotes good hand-eye coordination, the formation of new cells and the absorption of calcium. Green apatite can be used to aid any growth-related issues or when a nourishing health-giving energy will be beneficial.
Amber is not a true crystal as it is in fact fossilised tree resin. However, this beautifully coloured golden substance possesses many healing properties. Amber has the ability to cleanse the body, mind, spirit and environment. It draws illness from the body in times of ill-health and helps to calm stress. Amber is also believed to be of great benefit to babies during teething due to the fact that it is a natural analgesic (painkiller) and has anti-inflammatory properties. This warm to the touch resin will help ease the pain of teething as well as calm a babies distress at this. It is important to note that amber should not be chewed on by teething babies as this is dangerous.
To benefit from the healing properties of amber, it should be worn on the skin, preferably close to the site of pain. Many pieces of amber jewellery are available to buy online, look for those specifically for babies and that have been individually knotted. This means that in the event of breakage only one bead will come loose rather than them all being able to fall from the cord. Jewellery should not be tight but equally should not be so loose that the child can pull at it, get it caught anywhere or be able to get it into their mouths easily. Many parents choose to use necklaces or anklets rather than bracelets as these are less likely to be focused on by the child. When worn from a young age, many children are not bothered by the presence of amber jewellery as it's something they have grown accustomed too.
Moonstones calm emotions with a gentle and loving feminine energy. It is said to help prevent nightmares and aid restful sleep. Moonstone is a beneficial stone to use with a child who has difficulty sleep or in keeping to a regular sleep pattern.
Black tourmaline has long been valued as a protective talisman and for its ability to repel negative and destructive energies. This stone can be placed in the corner of the room where a baby sleeps and/or spends most of their time in order to create a grounding and protective energy in the room. This stone can help to alleviate fears of the dark and will shield against electromagnetic smog, and radiation associated with cell phones, computers, and other electronic equipment. Place a piece of rough or tumbled stone in the room and cleanse regularly to keep it working well.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
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