Teething is never a fun experience for babies or their parents. Luckily, there are tons of great remedies that will help bring your baby some relief; many of which exist in your very own home. We found some helpful teething pain solutions, many of which include simple foods or kitchen items. Try these natural home teething remedies:
1. Frozen Banana
Leave a banana in the freezer a while to instantly turn it into a natural home teething remedy for your child. This will not only help to soothe the pain for teething, but it’s also a deliciously sweet treat for them to enjoy.
Wrap some ice in a dishtowel and let baby suck on the towel when they are noticeably uncomfortable from their growing teeth. The cold ice will keep swelling down and ease baby’s pain and discomfort. Just make sure there’s no ice exposed while doing this, as it can harm your baby’s delicate gums.
3. Baby Bottle
Another trick for helping baby during teething is to put water in a baby bottle and freeze the bottle upside down (so the water is frozen at the nipple). Give it to the baby when he or she gets fussy, and let them chew on the cold, comforting nipple for a while.
Refrigerate an ordinary bagel, and it will become your very own homemade teething ring. It’s great for babies to gum on while they’re getting teeth in and can help ease that teething ache.
Cold foods like straight-from-the-fridge applesauce taste good and are gum-friendly. While your child clearly won’t be able to teeth with such a soft food, the cold sensation on their gums will definitely help.
6. Teething Biscuit
These hard, unsweetened, cracker-like biscuits are great for gnawing on when teeth are making their way through the gums.
Put a clean, wet washcloth or towel in the refrigerator, and let it get cold. Then give it to Junior, and let him gnaw away on the cloth. This will help ease inflamed gums and will just plain feel good in baby’s mouth.
Get a carrot — a full-sized carrot, not miniature “baby” carrots — out of the fridge, wash it thoroughly or peel it, and let your baby gum it to her heart’s content.
You might try giving the baby apple wedges, or for younger babies, apple wedges placed in a washcloth that you hold. There are a handful of delicious fruits that your baby would love to use as a natural teething remedy.
Written by Christine Barlow, Inventor of 5 Phases Eco-Friendly Baby Bottle System
Mom Christine Barlow is the inventor of 5 Phases eco-friendly and non-toxic baby bottles, the safest and healthiest way to bottle feed your baby. Her inspiration in creating an alternative to traditional feeding bottles came after the birth of her 1lb 7oz micro-preemie baby. Having a compromised child, she became aware how environmental factors were affecting our children. With all the concerns of plastics and infants being the most vulnerable, she felt there was a need for more options for parents who wanted to use glass. She knew she had to act – and the 5 Phases Hybrid Glass Baby Bottles were born.
5 Phases is dedicated to helping families achieve a healthier and organic lifestyle. Starting with baby, they develop products keeping both the environment and health of your family in mind. And when it comes to your baby nothing else will do – Christine knows, she’s a mom too!
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