Teething babies are no fun!
Have you ever seen the movie “Eat,Pray, Love”?! The main character is in India and this baby is crying. The person holding the crying the baby says “Baby has demons”. The main character says “oh no I think the baby is teething” which then the other lady responds “same thing”.
Funny right?! Nope! Teething babies are in a lot of pain! Teeth can start to come in anywhere from 3 months of age to 12 months, and will continue doing so until around age 3. It's symptoms include excessive drooling, sensitive red gums, inconsolable crying, chewing, decreased appetite, rubbing of cheeks or ear, rashes around the mouth or neck, and decreased appetite. Here are some of the products and methods we loved for teething baby remedies!
1.Making your own Popsicles from natural, organic fruit juice is a fun, tasty, and safe way to provide your baby with some relief. Chewing on the cold, hard Popsicle will temporarily numb gum pain. I put vanilla in our popsicles. Vanilla contains a soothing agent that can reduce a baby's anxiety. Also, the trace amounts of alcohol found in the extract creates a warm, comforting sensation. Soak a cotton swab with the extract and apply to your baby's gums. I love using these to make popsicles. https://amzn.to/2R7AZoF
2.Camilia is a safe Over-The-Counter product that contains Chamomile to provide pain and irritability relief, Poke to soothe the gums, and Chinese Rhubarb which can help with the diarrhea that is sometimes associated with teething. https://amzn.to/2OAZqZY 3.Freeze a damp washcloth and let your baby chew on it for a cool, numbing sensation. For some variety, you can tie one end in a knot before freezing, or soak the cloth in chamomile tea instead of water. Chilled Spoons are also recommended. This teething remedy is recommended by the American Dental Association. Chill a metal spoon in the refrigerator for a few hours, then let your baby enjoy! Wooden mixing spoons also have a great hard texture that babies love!
4. Ginger is a natural anti inflammatory that helps to relieve teething pain by soothing the nerve endings in the gums. For the strongest effect, rub a slice of peeled ginger over your baby's gums for 2-3 minutes.
5. Firm rubber and unfinished wooden teething rings are great for older teethers because they are nearly bite-proof. Stay away from liquid-fille teethers as they can break under pressure. And of course, make sure the ones you buy are BPA free. https://amzn.to/34E8aEi
6. Fill a bottle with water and freeze it (upside down so that the water is frozen in the nipple).You can also try this with a pacifier and then let your baby chew on the cold nipple. You can also get water soaked into a pacifier and freeze it for the same effect.
7. Amber necklaces : These are designed to be worn, not chewed on, by your baby. Body heat releases the succinic acid contained in the stones, which is a natural pain reliever and inflammation reducer. Amber has been used for centuries to provide relief to teething babies. https://amzn.to/2R6MBIF
8. Babyganics Teething Pods : These are very similar to the Camilla. https://amzn.to/35Pff59