Teething can be terrible! Your baby’s gums are sore and they aren’t even old enough to know what gums are yet – poor baby! Empathy will help moms understand the despair, but will not be enough to soothe their little one when that first tooth cuts through. What parents need are teething solutions and teething remedies that actually help. Your baby will thank you, and so will their big brother or big sis that is about ready to send their new sibling back – who knew they could possibly cry this much!
A mother’s instinct is to nurse their baby or give them a bottle at first signs baby is teething. While this may provide mild relief, the baby will bite their mother’s sensitive nipple. Babies might even try gnawing on their parent’s finger…or their sibling’s…or the dog’s tail. With so many baby teething options available, take the more sanitary route and opt for something a little less, well, hairy.
Wellements Organic Baby Tooth Oil
This one is at the very top of our list for obvious reasons…not just because it’s our product but because it’s actually the best thing ever. Wellements Organic Baby Tooth Oil is made with organic olive oil, organic clove bud oil, and organic spearmint leaf oil. These ingredients combined help make teething happy for babies 4 months and up. With the help of Organic Baby Tooth Oil, babies will return to their to giggly, love-bug selves. Applying a small amount of Organic Baby Tooth Oildirectly onto baby’s gums with a clean finger. Massaging the oil on the gums will feel even better for baby. Beware of biting!
The very best thing about Organic Baby Tooth Oil is that it is benzocaine-free and belladonna-free. You may have heard of these ingredients in the media lately. Bottom line is that our tooth oil is safe for your baby so you don’t need to worry about anything, which is what’s most important to us.
Amber Teething Necklace
Amber contains succinic acid, a powerful agent rich with properties that provide relief from teething discomfort. Once worn, the amber beads will warm to the baby’s skin and release oils containing the succinic acid. The oils will absorb into the skin and then the bloodstream for a lasting remedy. Babies will love the long-lasting respite from teething pressure.
One warning about amber as a teething solution that you should be aware of. Necklaces give babies an adorable hippy appearance, but should only be worn when a parent is watching.
Never let a baby or toddler chew on an amber necklace, as it can break and baby could swallow the small beads.
Frozen Breast Milk
Not only is breast milk a great food source for an infant, but it can also be an incredibly soothing remedy for teething discomfort. Freeze breast milk into a baby popsicle to create a “momsicle” (get it?). Momsicles not only provide soothing relief from the cold sensation and added pressure on those tiny gums, but they also deliver a nutritious snack. Even better, frozen treats create a major distraction for baby so they’re less focused on teething.
Teething biscuits are another tasty treat that soothes your baby’s mouth as they gum the cookie and apply pressure to areas. Teething biscuits are also a great way to help teach your baby how to eat solid foods.
Make sure to wait until your baby is around six months old and check in the folds of their neck for soggy bits of biscuit. Never leave a baby alone with a teething biscuit and make sure they receive hydration with the cookie.
Silicone Teething Ring
Because some little ones find cold to be more soothing on their gums while others can’t stand the cold, silicone teething rings are a great teething toy because they can be used while frozen or while at room temperature. Their circular ring shape babies to hold the toy in their hand and reach farther back to chew on back gum areas with ease.
Do you have a favorite teething trick that we missed? Tell us in the comments below. Happy teething!