A teething baby is no fun and we wish we could take the pain away. Parents sometimes hesitate to use over-the-counter things when it comes to this due to side effects or recalls. So what can you really do when your baby is teething? There are plenty of options:
Give your baby extra TLC. It's okay to just sit on the couch and give them cuddles all day. They are only this little once and really grow too quickly, so enjoy it. Something about being with mom during this time helps them feel comfort and takes the pain away.
Using your finger, you can massage your baby's gums. Tools like this finger cover work wonders. You can always just stick your clean bare in their mouth, just make sure that your finger is cleaned (and watch out for that solo tooth already in there).
Cold feels great on their teeth so gather all things cold! Create your own popsicles, use a cold wash cloth to press against their gums, or let them bite on their teething toys cold! We love putting things in the freezer too.
Your baby is eating solids by now, so make the food cold and enjoyable for them. Give them some yogurt, fruit, etc. It will help their teeth feed good. Frozen bits of banana should be easy to eat and taste good.
Breastfeeding always calms baby and gives them the nourishment they need. So why not give them the cuddles and nourishment they need at the same time?
Teething Jewelry for Moms
You know that babies put everything and anything in their mouth! You can't even wear a necklace without them trying to pull it or chew on it so why not get a stylish momma teething necklace. We also love the ones from Vintage Honey Shop.
Amber Necklace for Baby
Amber necklaces for babies work well! This is a teething necklace made of Baltic amber; in theory when baby wears it, his body heat triggers the release of a minute amount of oil that contains succinic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body. When the oil is absorbed, advocates say, it has an analgesic effect on swollen, sore gums. Babies should not chew on the necklace or anything and should be monitored. Find certified ones at Shop Martinas on Etsy.
Distraction is the key when they don’t want to deal with something, right? Play with them to help ease the pain and not think about it! Encourage time for them to play one on one with their favorite toys. Have some cold snacks near by too!
Teething is tough since they can't tell us what is exactly wrong. As parents we want to make sure that our child isn't going through pain, but we can't stop it from happening. The best that we can do is help them with the at home remedies.
Find more teething ideas and tips on our Teething Baby Pinterest page.