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Growth means physical and biological development i.e. an increase in length, height and weight correspondence with the growth of organs of the body. From a newborn baby to a fully active toddler it is a journey of only 12 precious months with astounding development landmarks close to the heart of every parent. Babies grow during the first 2 years of life at a very astonishing pace, after that the growth of the body slows down. By the age of 3, muscle tone increases in proportion to the body fat. The body looks leaner and muscular. Parents may also notice a decreased appetite and low-calorie intake by the children. 

Growth Chart for Baby (from 2 months to 2 years) 


Development milestones 

Up to 2 months 

Motor and sensory development,  babies start tracking a moving item with their eyes

 2 to 4 months

Cooing and smiling

3 to 4 months

Raising the head while lying on tummy

4 to 6 months

Grabbing objects, recognizing familiar faces, responding to their name, rolling over, sitting alone without any support, putting weight on legs, bouncing, rocking back and forth.

Around 6 months

Starting solid foods

6 to 9 months

Crawling on floor, standing by holding on something, pulling up to stand, babbling, laughing, putting things in mouth, picking up things between thumb and index finger.

9 to 12 months

Copying sounds (mama, papa) and gestures, pointing things using fingers .

9 to 12 months (maybe later) 

Baby tries to walk, uses simple words and makes gestures like bye-bye, no

12 – 24 months

Understands surrounding and household things, follows simple directions, points to objects when they are entitled, walks alone with no help, running, playing, kicking a ball, climbing up & down,  emulating behaviors 


Typically, a child grows about 8 cm to 13 cm in length and gains 1.4 kg to 2.3 kg between 12 and 24 months of life. Different organs of the body have different growth rates. The kidney starts functioning at the level of the adult kidney by the end of the first year of life but the physical voluntary control over bladder and bowels is learned by the age of 3 or more in some children. And the human brain grows almost entirely during the early years of life. An infant needs breast milk exclusively for growth, development and its mineral requirement. Minerals are inorganic compounds which are an essential part of the diet. Some minerals are required in larger quantities by the body like calcium, phosphorus, and iron. The minerals that are not available naturally in adequate quantities should be supplemented sufficiently to meet the demands of the growing body of infants. Using homeopathy complements to assimilate the minerals and nutrient requirements for the infant during first six months. The three elements calcium, phosphorus, and iron are necessary for the formation of new cells of bone, bone marrow, and hemoglobin. Calcium is necessary for the development of bones and teeth, blood clotting and maintenance of healthy muscles and nerve. Iron plays a role in proper growth and development of healthy blood cells, prevention of iron deficiency anemia also influences fibrous tissues of digestive and endocrine systems. Whereas phosphorus and its salts have a functional and contractual role in growth and multiplication of brain, nerve cells and the whole of the nervous system.

ESSENTIA INFANTIA is a homeopathic growth tonic, which naturally helps in proper assimilation of these three minerals and thus helps in growth in foundational years of infancy. These three elements are present in the cells, bones, and all of the vital organs. They are crucial for the formation of new cells and tissues. Essentia Infantia stimulates the absorption of calcium, iron, and phosphorus in cases of deficient dietary conduct as well as in metabolic disorders, causing a deficiency of these minerals. This tonic helps in promoting the growth of the body, strengthening the skeletomuscular system, and assists metabolic functions of the body. It endorses healthy teeth structure, makes dentition easy, promotes overdue and delayed ossification of long bones, regulates hemoglobin metabolism, arrests lethargy and weakness. Children provided with this tonic lead a healthy and active childhood. It also takes care of sluggish liver function, digestive disturbances like stomach ache, flatulence, and diarrhea in infants. Improves appetite, digestion, and metabolism. It has got curative properties for children suffering from marasmus and anemia.

The direction of use: 1-2 tablets each of 250 mg can be given freely or can be mixed with milk or dissolved in water at least 4-6 times daily. 

A bottle of 20 gm with 250mg tablets is composed of the following ingredients: Calcarea phosphorica 3x 125mg, Ferrum phophoricum 3x 125mg.

Side effects: There are no side effects of Essentia Infantia known to date.

Contra-indications: No contra-indications for the use of Essentia Infantia are known.

Interactions: No interactions between Essentia Infantia and other products are known.