Teething tips to Naturally Soothe Your Baby
When our babies are in pain we are in pain. When my daughter started teething I turned to natural remedies and aids. Below you will find 7 tips that naturally soothed my baby’s pain.
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Teething Tips to Naturally Soothe Your Baby
7 Teething Tips to Naturally Soothe Your Baby
Most babies will want to nurse more often when they are teething. Breastfeeding is naturally soothing to a teething baby. Breastfeeding and skin to skin contact has been shown to relieve pain during medical interventions. Allow your baby to nurse a bit more if you can stand it.
2. Hyland’s Teething Tablets
Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets are homeopathic tablets that dissolve quickly in the mouth to produce instant relief. I don’t know how much relief they actually provide, but my daughter loved them.
If ever she was fussing I would shake the bottle as if to say, “Want some?” Her reply was always a resounding YES! She loves these tablets and could eventually ask for them by name. “Mo teesees.”
Hyland’s tablets contain no artificial flavors, dyes or parabens and are also Benzocaine-free. Hyland’s also has a teething gel. I don’t recommend it because it contains parabens.
3. Essential Oils
I use and love Young Living Essential Oils because they guarantee therapeutic grade oils with their exclusive seed to seal process. A five-step process where they oversee the development of each oil from seed to seal. Following is a trick I’ve tried. Please see my disclaimer below.
I applied diluted therapeutic essential oils to my baby’s jaw line.
- Panaway diluted 1:10 and applied on jaw line [Use 1 drop of Panaway to 10 drops of olive or fractionated coconut oil]
- Lavender diluted 1:10 and applied on jaw line [Use 1 drop of Lavender to 10 drops of olive or fractionated coconut oil]
I use a small dropper bottle that I placed my carrier oil into so I can count drops into a small glass containers to dilute and use.
The essential oil idea above was found in “Gentle Babies Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Infants and Young Children” by Debra Raybern
4. Ice or Frozen Fruit in Food Feeder
My daughter loved to munch on ice and frozen fruit such as blueberries in a food feeder to massage her gums and ease her discomfort. We used the Kidsme Food Feeder because we preferred its design to the traditional mesh bag feeders. The silicone made for easy cleaning and it did not retain odors. I loved that it shut and stayed locked so it was easy to throw in a diaper bag.
5. Safe Items to Chew on
There are many things your baby can chew on to provide relief. Stay away from plastics if at all possible. We used items like the following:
- Frozen Washcloth or terrycloth bib — Get a washcloth or bib partially wet then place in freezer. You want part of it to not be wet so there is a part that baby can hold onto that’s not frozen. Bibs work great because your baby can wear it and have it nearby when needed. Bibs also double as drool protectors.
- Wooden spoons — Wooden spoon make great teething toys that you don’t have to go out and buy!
- Silicone necklace for mama & teething toy for baby — Silicone Teething Necklace for Nursing Mom (Black, Gray, Pearl White)
- Silicone teething rings — Rainbow Charm teething ring ♥
- Wooden teething rings — Maple Teether Pair or Natural Wooden Ring Rattle
- Non-GMO corn Keys and rings — Green Keys or Green Ring Teether
- Small organic plush teethers — Organic Plush Wooden Teether or Organic Rattle Teething Plush Toy
- Silicone toothbrush — Baby Banana Brush Bundle — these are great little toothbrushes for baby that also double as a teething toy. My daughter loved these!
6. Baltic Amber Necklace
I was skeptical about these, but we were willing to try it. Our daughter wore hers for about a year. It seemed to have a soothing effect, but I have no idea if it really worked. It sure did look nice on her. Baltic Amber Baby Teething Necklace
7. Apply Protective Barrier
Apply a protective barrier to the skin. If your child drools a lot put olive or coconut oil on your baby’s chin. This will create a protective barrier to prevent a rash from developing.
Always talk to your pediatrician before trying any of these ideas. I hope you are able to find teething tips on this list that will work to naturally soothe your baby.
You’ve got this mama!
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent pain or any disease. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. I am just a mom sharing what works for me. Please confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on this website. Please keep essential oils out of the reach of children.