Teething is tough, on everyone.
It can’t be much fun for our little ones and we know it isn’t fun for us either. We can all lose sleep over it, which makes having a grumpy, tiny, human that little bit harder. There are plenty of teething remedies out there and I have definitely tried a few. For me, the more natural ones are my go to remedies. I try to stay away from too many medicines or chemicals. I want to share some of the more natural ones that have worked for us.
This teething aid can be a little controversial, but it has worked wonders for us. It’s Baltic Amber! This usually comes as either a bracelet/anklet or a necklace. The idea is that when the amber beads are warmed by the skin, they release something called succinc acid which is absorbed through the skin and acts as a healing agent to give pain relief. Baltic amber can also be used to relieve the pain of arthritis in the same way.
I used the Baltic Amber anklet when Belle started with teething symptoms at just 3 months old! I felt it helped east the symptoms for her a little. When Belle got a little bit older I felt more comfortable with her wearing an amber necklace and moved onto this when she was 9 months old. I have read that the closer the amber is to the site of the pain, the more effective it is.
I would definitely recommend using Baltic Amber, Isabelle cut a tooth on our 10 hour flight to Cuba and we didn’t notice it had come through for a few days. Her symptoms were very faint.
Make sure you research the risks of your baby wearing jewellery and be sure to only use it if you are comfortable and well informed. Babies should always be supervised whilst wearing them.
We use Chamomilla in the form Nelsons ‘Teetha’ Teething Granules, and also as a homeopathic remedy from my herbalist.
The granules are great for anyone who doesn’t have access to a herbalist. For me, I found they gently eased teething symptoms and my daughter actually really likes the taste of them too which makes things a little easier. I usually buy mine online from Amazon.com but this remedy I use tends to be a little more effective. Chamomilla helps to soothe and calm irritation.
My homeopathic remedy comes in a glass vial with a 30ml dropper, I give Isabelle 3 drops up to 4 times per day when she is teething. This tends to ease her symptoms, keep her calm and helps her to sleep much better.
One of the best teething aids you can use, you will find in your fridge or freezer.
Carrot sticks are a favourite in our house, you can use frozen carrots for an extra kick to numb those gums. We also sometimes use frozen banana, celery sticks and cucumber.
You don’t get much more natural than these healthy treats. They are a great way to ease discomfort whilst being a healthy snack too! For smaller babies, fresh food feeders are a brilliant way to safely allow your baby to snack on something cold to ease those sore gums.
Teething toys can work brilliantly, especially straight from the fridge or freezer.
A favourite in our house is still Sophie The Girafe or Belle’s rubber duckie. When Isabelle was very little we used a Gummee Glove, this was awesome for her to use before she could grasp toys well by herself. The glove straps to your little ones hand allowing them to chew on the rubber teether attached.
There are hundreds of teething toys out there, and it’s often a case of finding the best one to suit your little one. Belle always loved to chew her fingers the most out of everything we tried.
This one isn’t for the teeth, but my little one always gets dry, red, skin on her cheeks from teething.
I use coconut oil on her cheeks to help with the dryness and it helps the skin to heal faster too! I use coconut oil for a lot of little skin ailments and it is brilliant! In my opinion, Coconut oil can’t come recommended enough! It smells amazing too.
I use coconut oil for many other things like cooking and oil pulling. It’s also great to use with pets. I use it for my dogs skin and when they both got coughs last year, they ate a dollop with some honey and it helped ease their symptoms. Coconut oil really is magical, and is a must to have in the cupboard!
There you have it, my top natural teething aids.
Next time you think of reaching for the teething gel or ibuprofen, consider trying some of my top natural teething aids. They can be safer and just as affective.
Let me know your top teething aids and what worked best for you, also let me know if you have also tried any of the above and what you thought to them? You can leave your reply in the comments below.
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