Teething sucks! It sucks for baby, it sucks for mama, it sucks for papa and it sucks for everyone else who spends time with the poor little babe.
I can't even image what these little munchkins are going through when pointy teeth are pushing through their soft gums.
Fear NOT though, we have some awesome solutions and tips for teething babes.
Amber is a tree resin that has been fossilized for millions of years. When worn against the skin, the skins warmth releases healing oils from the amber, providing anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Historically, Baltic Amber has been used as a traditional remedy for many ailments. We find that Amber reduces pain for many babies and children. I also know many adults who successfully use Baltic Amber for pain relief. Please don't leave children unattended with their necklace or bracelet, it may present a chocking hazard.
Our Punkin Butt Teething Oil is the real deal - a natural version of Orajel. Our teething oil works like a charm and keeps babies gums just numb enough to reduce the throbbing and pain from those teeth. I have even used it myself on cavities, cankers and soar gums.
I know what you are thinking? Wood? Why would I want my baby to chew on wood? Isn't it dangerous? Won't it splinter? Nope! Hard wood is perfectly safe and a natural, non toxic option for your baby. Babies love wooden teethers. They seem to have the perfect amount of hardness with a wee bit of give.
These beads are for mama or papa to wear and for babes to chew, munch and dribble on. I loved using these necklaces when my children were young and especially when I was babywearing and feeding baby.
Like wood, babies also love chewing on soft materials - socks, mitts, cloths, and toys of course! We recommend choosing organic cotton for chewing toys as conventional cotton uses a significant amount of pesticides in the growing process.
As a last resort, our family turns to Tylenol. We do our best during the day to ease baby's symptoms with all of the above tricks and methods but sometimes at night we consider other options. We have a 2 wake up rule. If our baby wakes up more than twice in the night due to teething (and we have already tried the teething oil) we will often administer Tylenol. Everyone needs a good night sleep and that is more important to us - having an miserable tired baby and parent the next day benefits no one!
What do you use for your teething baby? What is your approach?