7 Safe Remedies For Teething Pain
You are probably familiar with the risks of many traditional teething remedies such as teething gels, belladonna extract and even alcohol.
But with so much focus on what you can’t do, it’s often harder to determine what you actually can do to help your baby feel better during teething. Here are just seven to consider!
- Frozen or chilled foods – or items!
If your baby is ready to eat solid foods, try offering your baby bite sized pieces of various snacks to help numb aching gums. These may include frozen bananas, grapes, bagels (for gnawing), or even simply chilled baby food or apple sauce!
However, the cold item doesn’t have to be food – babies may also find relief by gnawing on chilled washcloths or other soft, safe materials.
- A mesh feeder, designed for teething.
Similar in shape to a pacifier yet an entirely different concept, a mesh feeder is designed to be filled with food that your baby can then suck on through the mesh.
Simply fill the mesh feeder with frozen fruit or ice cubes and allow them to enjoy the cooling juice or water without the risk of the baby choking.
- Vanilla extract.
All it takes is a small drop of vanilla extract, rubbed into the gums for two or three minutes to relieve pain. Repeat as and when needed for maximum effect, but be sure to use a pure, organic vanilla extract that does not contain alcohol.
- Natural pain reliever.
While most teething gels are a no-go, there are certain brands that can still be considered. One brand to try is Baby Orajel Naturals – a natural formula that does not contain benzocaine (known as a risk of methemoglobinemia), alcohol or dye.
The active ingredient is eugenol, which is derived from the clove plant – a known natural antiseptic and anaesthetic.
- An amber necklace.
You may think a ‘magic’ necklace is too good to be true, yet many people find success using amber for teething.
Once worn, the amber reacts with your baby’s body heat, triggering the release of succinic acid- known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
However, do not leave the necklace around the baby while unattended as it could easily become a strangulation hazard.
- Gum and facial massages.
Gently rubbing and applying pressure to the baby’s gums can help to relieve pain, as can facial massages. Simply massage the jaw area with gentle circular motions. You may even notice your baby trying to do this themselves, by rubbing their fact against their surroundings.
- Wimmzi toys.
Wimmzi offers a fun and colorful selection of teething toys in super cute fruit shapes including banana, grape and watermelon. They’re the ideal size for your baby’s mouth and are fun as well as practical.
All our products are non-toxic, hypoallergenic and BPA free, making them safe for your baby to use for relief while teething.
Whichever of these methods you decide to try, you’ll be glad you did your research to ensure you determined the healthiest, safest remedies for your baby during teething.
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