Teething is miserable for everyone. Especially for your sweet little baby who only wants relief from their sore gums. Baby teeth usually start to make their appearance between baby’s 3rd and 12th month and continue to come in until around 3 years old.
There are usually several symptoms accompanying your baby’s new pearly whites, including frequent crying, red/sore gums, chewing, pulling on ears, drooling, and rashes around the mouth resulting from drooling.
Of course, as a parent, you only want to soothe your poor irritable baby. And to help them make it through this difficult stage. But many parents struggle to find a safe remedy to help aid in pain relief for teething. Many options that were previously believed to be safe have since been discovered to be dangerous for young babies.
For example, the FDA warns us about using anything with the ingredient benzocaine, such as Baby Orajel. Plus there was recently a recall on Hyland’s Teething tablets, which are supposed to be a safe and natural option for relieving teething pain.
So what can I use to help with my baby’s teething symptoms?
This was the question that I had when I had small babies. And the answer was really very simple. I needed to find completely safe and all-natural teething solutions. Thankfully after a little research and trial and error, I was able to come up with ten entirely all-natural and safe remedies to relieve teething symptoms.
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*Warning! Baltic amber teething necklaces are not meant to be chewed on or put in baby’s mouth. They are solely meant to be worn around the baby’s neck with supervision. I am not a doctor. I’m only speaking to my experiences of how the Baltic amber teething necklaces have helped with my children’s teething pain.
What is Baltic Amber? In short, amber is fossilized tree resin and Baltic amber is amber that has been mined near the Baltic Sea.
The reason that Baltic amber is different from other types of amber is the fact that it contains high levels of succinic acid. It has been believed that by wearing Baltic amber against your skin, the body heats up and causes the Baltic amber to release an oil containing trace amounts of succinic acid.
Basically, when the succinic acid is absorbed into the skin, it can reduce inflammation and therefore help with teething pain.
After using a Baltic Amber teething necklace with my son, I did notice some significant reduction in his teething symptoms. Especially his irritability. In fact, I have an entire blog post that I wrote about our family’s experience with Baltic amber teething necklaces.
Unlike the Baltic amber teething necklace that I mentioned above, a mommy teething necklace is a necklace that your baby CAN chew on to relieve teething symptoms.
By wearing a necklace that your baby CAN reach while being held and safely chew on is genius.
Of course, there are so many different teething necklaces out there. But the one Mommy teething necklace that I LOVE is this one.
The reason I love this teething necklace more than other types is that it only has the silicone area for baby to chew on at the bottom. I have noticed that in the past when I have tried other necklaces with silicone all the way around that they tend to get caught up in my hair.
I love wooden teething toys and here is why!
Wooden teething toys are generally extremely durable and also natural for teething babies. Because they are so durable they often will stand the test of time and can, therefore, be used and passed down to multiple siblings.
When mesh feeders first came out, I was very excited to try them. Although I don’t care to use them with frozen foods since they are a huge pain in the butt to clean.
Instead, I love to freeze breastmilk and stick them in the mesh feeder for my little one to have frozen breastmilk popsicles to help easy those painful gums.
Just about anything cold can help numb those sore gums in your teething baby’s mouth. One old-fashioned teething remedy that my grandma told me to try was a frozen washcloth.
The best thing about this remedy is that you likely already have everything you need at home. Take a clean, wet washcloth and stick it in the freezer for a bit. Once it is partially frozen but still pliable, it’s ready for your baby to gnaw on and should also help ease their teething pain.
Frozen waffles are just another cold remedy that can aid in the numbing of sore teething baby gums. I would recommend waiting to try this frozen waffle remedy until your baby is comfortable with solids just in case they happen to bite a small piece of waffle off.
Camilia drops are a homeopathic medicine that you can buy over the counter for teething relief. It contains Chamomile to relieve pain and irritability. They come in small doses. You simply twist the top off and squeeze the tiny dose into baby’s mouth.
I don’t know a single baby that hasn’t loved to chew on their toothbrush all the time. The problem is that I am not completely comfortable with my babies walking around all day with a toothbrush in their mouth just in case they fall.
However, I have found this cute little banana toothbrush teether that is shaped smaller and is great for teething on. My son actually loved his and gnawed on it constantly.
Clove essential oil has a numbing effect on gums that is completely safe for children that are at least 2 years old or older. Simply mix 1 drop of clove essential oil with a tablespoon of a carrier oil (such as coconut or olive) and rub on their gums a few times daily.
I highly recommend that you only do this with Young Living Clove essential oils. This is because they are the purest of essential oils in the world.
Mommy or Daddy’s Fingers
Fingers are just plain fun to chew on. Or at least your baby thinks so. Haha
But I found that when my baby needed something to chew on, allowing them to chew on my finger curled up kept me from getting hurt. It also provided some instant comfort for their painful gums.