Home Remedies to the Rescue
Teething can be a rough time for baby--and you. Here are a few easy, natural ways to bring some relief when the going gets tough. Hang in there, mama. This too shall pass.
Keep It Chill
When first teeth are pushing through, babies gums can become sore and inflamed. Applying cold pressure can really help numb and ease the discomfort.
Freezing a clean, wet washcloth and letting baby chew on it
Chilling your baby's food before serving
Making teething popsicles with breast milk
Offering a mesh feeder filled with frozen fruit
Whipping up an ice cold fruit and yogurt smoothie
Get your Chew On
Finding ways to help babies get their "chewing fix" during teething can be a creative and helpful distraction from the pain.
Baking these homemade teething biscuits
Wearing a teething necklace
Getting baby a safe teething toy
Giving baby your finger
Offering a baby spoon to gnaw on
Feeding peeled cucumber, carrot or apple slices
Cuddles Heal All
With a fussy teething baby on your hands, sometimes the best remedy is simply your closeness.
Breastfeeding for comfort
Co-sleeping or letting baby nap on your chest
Wearing your baby in a carrier, wrap or sling
Taking a warm, relaxing bath with baby
Snuggling up with a favorite lovey and book
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