Soothe Teething Baby

8 Natural Teething Remedies

These natural teething remedies for babies are sure to help your baby feel more comfortable. There is nothing worse than not being able to comfort your baby when they are sore and distressed. As parents we all want what is best for our children, and often we want to try natural remedies before medicating our children.

1. Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces

Amber teething necklaces are a lovely natural remedy which soothes baby during teething.

2. Teething Rings

For baby to chew, the ones that are filled with liquid that you put in the fridge work beautifully because the coolness also soothes their gums. Do not freeze the teething rings!

3. Cold Wet Facecloth

Put a clean wet facecloth in the freezer to cool, then let baby chew and suck on it. Tie one end in a knot before freezing for even more chewing satisfaction. Keep a stash of these in a plastic baggie in the freezer so they’re ready when you need them. You can also soak it in chamomile tea before freezing.

4. Teething Biltong

This is biltong specially cut and prepared for baby to chew on. Also called Beef Jerky if you are not in South Africa!

5. Cold Fruit

Soft cold fruit given in a mesh feeder.If your baby is teething he or she probably won’t have much of an appetite for proper meals anyway. This coolness will help soothe your baby’s gums and it will help your baby get some nourishment in too.

6. Rub baby’s gums

Some babies won’t let you near their gums but some find a lot of relief from having their gums rubbed. Use a clean finger, moistened gauze pad or damp washcloth to massage your baby’s gums. The pressure can ease your baby’s discomfort.

7. Popsicles and Freezies

Popsicles and freezies are a great way to numb those gums, especially if it’s hot outside. You can even make breast milk lollies!

8. Dry the drool

Excessive drooling is part of the teething process. To prevent skin irritation, keep a clean cloth handy to dry your baby’s chin.

If none of the above teething remedies help to soothe your baby first make sure there is nothing else wrong before medicating. Remember that it is so easy to always blame teething when there could be something else wrong! Don’t be too quick to medicate. There are plenty of things available from the pharmacy to help soothe your teething baby, from teething gels and powders to pain killers such as panado and Nurofen. Check with your doctor or pharmacist.

What natural teething remedies for babies have you tried? Share any tips that worked for you.


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  1. I love natural alternatives to solve every day problems like this. I wonder what babies would say to us when they go through this pain. Just like colic, this has to be one of the most gut wrenching stages of development for parents to go through. Thanks for providing a list to help them through. Really well done. Thanks,

  2. Lynne, I loved some of your alternatives. We struggled a lot with our first daughter and it helped a lot with the tooth ring. Our girl loved to chew on the crust of the end of a bread. Probably because her gums were itchy.
    I´ll try some of your tips with our second daughter who is almost 5 months now. 🙂

    • Hi Jan, yes teething biscuits and toast can also work very nicely. Oh I am so glad both my kids are past the teething stage. There is 22 months between my children. My daughter got her back molars and about a week or two later my son got his first teeth. It has been nearly 4 years of teething, my son just has to get his back molars out and then we are finished. I can’t wait!
      I wish you luck to get through the teething journey with your daughter and I hope these tips work well for you.

  3. What a great post for future use.

    My baby is only 11weeks now but she’s drooling alot. Can it be teething already?

  4. When should my baby start wearing the necklace?

  5. My baby is four months i only started using the teething necklace now een though i had it at three months becouse she could not hold her head up and that caused the beads to rub against her neck line wich left a rash in this heat hope that helps some mommies but if u really want to use it now you can always put it arround babys wrist or ankle

  6. Do your babies sleep with the necklace on?

  7. Thanks Samantha. Will do cause she got a rash around her neck now.
    Hopefully it will go away soon.

  8. Khomotso Betty Nkoana

    Hello Lynne my child is seven months old now and she has been showing signs of teething because she has been biting my fingers n hands since she was four months. But try the freezing teether in order to soothe her pain it didn’t work then I tried the wet facecloth…wow it was magic now I don’t have to worry about anything because she seems relieved when ever she is bitting it.

    Thank you!?

    • @chosengole I am so glad that you found something that worked. What works for one baby doesn’t always work for the next so it is important to just keep trying different things until you figure out what works for your little one.

      Good luck with the teething, it is really a hard phase!

  9. I took my sons dummy suck water up turn around in freezer and once it was frozen i gave it to him sucking on it then bite as its the ice inside rubber cant damage his gums its a way to go give it a try.

  10. Elize Swanepoel

    I also don’t like the idea of medicating too much, only if necessary, that’s why the idea of a teething necklace appealed to me.

    When I read this article, I remember using a few things that actually helped alot. I also bought teething biscuits and ice lollies.

    I mainly bought the ice lollies because JD enjoyed them so much but now looking back it was probably because it gave him some much needed relief.

    Another great syrup for fever, teething and pain is Calpol.

    I found it to work more effectively than Panado syrup and it tastes a whole lot better.

    I know it sounds weird, but I do taste the medicine that I give my boy, to see if it tastes horrible or not. You can’t be too hard on your kid for not wanting to drink certain medicines if they taste despicable.

  11. Teething is a tough time for mother and baby – thanks for these teething tips.

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