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.