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Parenting is hard enough. So, dealing with a cranky teething baby can make it even more exhausting. All babies are different, so, unfortunately, there is no exact age that babies will begin teething. Your baby will begin to exhibit certain signs, such as drooling, hands in their mouth, fussiness, swollen gums are just to name a few. Keep reading for a quick read on how I use natural remedies to deal with teething pain!
My baby started teething right around 4 months, so I began testing and trying all of the natural home remedies and was able to find some great choices that offered relief to my baby.
Whether you have an early teether or one who is later, having some good natural remedies in your cupboard is definitely a must have!
Baby teething remedies you need to know about
- Amber teething necklace
- Lavender essential oil
- Copiaba essential oil
- Clove essential oil
- Camilla teething relief
- Hyland’s oral pain relief
- Arnica Montana
- Punkin Butt
- Teething toys
Natural remedies are a great choice in offering relief to your little one. They are powerful and much safer for your baby than over the counter medicines.
1. Amber teething necklace
Baltic amber teething necklaces seem to have countless parents attesting to its magic.
I started using an amber necklace for my son at around 6 months. I definitely saw an improvement in his discomfort and his constant drooling practically stopped!
So, I guess I am now one of those mothers who also swears by “dinosaur rocks” that’s what my little guy calls them 😉 We had to make them manly somehow!
There are lots of teething necklaces out there to choose from. It is essential to make sure you purchase an authentic one that is real Baltic amber. There are plenty of knock off’s so make sure to do your research.
2. Essential oils
Essential oils are very powerful for all kinds of things, teething being one of them! There are multiple essential oils that can help soothe your baby in these times of discomfort.
It is important to get essential oils from the best source possible. I use dōTerra and have found them to be powerful and very helpful!
The two oils that I have found to be really helpful are lavender and copaiba.
Lavender is known for its soothing and relaxing properties which can help calm your baby’s irritability and also help them sleep better.
Copaiba has so many great uses as well! It was a miracle worker for my baby. It is an anti-inflammatory and supports immune and digestive health. Not to mention that it also has great calming benefits.
Both of these oils can be diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut oil and can be applied along the jawline.
I would also apply copaiba directly to the gums and would see instant relief. My baby would practically beg for it once he would see the bottle.
Another great essential oil option is clove. I actually never used clove, as I found great results with the other two that I mentioned, although clove really does have great perks too!
I think I will try it next time my toddler is dealing with sore gums.
Clove can be a great pain reliever and mouth analgesic. However, it is important to note that clove is a very strong, potent oil and needs to be diluted with fractionated coconut oil before applying to the gums.
3. Homeopathic remedies
There are a few great homeopathic remedies that can work wonders for your baby’s swollen gums. I have personally used three different products and have seen all of them help my baby with teething pain.
Camilla teething relief
Camilla teething relief can help painful gums, irritability as well as minor digestive issues that can be associated with teething. They come in small single doses that are easy to administer to your baby.
Hyland’s oral pain relief
You may hear people saying that this product is unsafe for your baby because it was recalled due to certain ingredients.
Whether or not that ingredient was a problem or not, Hyland’s Oral Pain Relief no longer has that ingredient and is perfectly safe for your baby.
The product comes in a daytime and a nighttime formula helping keep your baby comfortable no matter the time of day.
They are perfect for soothing sore, swollen gums, and the small soft tablets dissolve instantly making it worry-free to administer.
This homeopathic remedy isn’t necessarily geared towards babies but can definitely still benefit them while teething.
Arnica Montana has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that can help anyone in the family experiencing discomfort and pain.
Arnica can come in many different forms; gels, creams, tablets. I used the Bioron Arnica Montana 30C for my baby.
It definitely helped the soreness and swelling that teething causes.
The small ball shape tablets don’t dissolve straight away but are very small and I never experienced an issue.
If you are worried about them not dissolving instantly it might be worth trying the Hylands Brand (which I have also used) as they will dissolve on contact, while still offering the same relief.
Smoothies are a great way to help numb your baby’s tender gums while also giving your baby great nutrients. It a double win!
Have you ever had a sore throat or toothache? There is something about drinking something cold and chilled that always seem to offer relief. Smoothies can be a great way to help your baby feel better, plus it tastes so good too!
I like to add a banana, frozen fruit, yogurt, and some spinach to my smoothies.
My baby would slurp them right up. When he got a little older, I would also add honey to sweeten it.
I think it helps take their minds off of their aching mouth, because who wants to refuse a yummy treat?
Another great thing about smoothies is that it helps fill their bellies.
I know for my little guy when he is hardcore teething sometimes his appetite is not the greatest, but he would always seem to be happy at the sight of a cold smoothie.
5. Punkin Butt
I have not yet personally used this, but I want to give it a try next time I need to.
There have been so many great things that I have heard about it! Mothers swear by its instant relief once used.
With just 4 simple oils as its ingredients, it is safe and effective for your little one.
6. Teething toys
Babies use their mouths to explore. And when teething comes into the picture even more items seem to end up in your baby’s mouth.
Offering teething toys will give your baby something to chew on, and sometimes the pressure on the gums from an external object can be all your baby needs.
There are so many different types of teething toys out there, my baby especially like the ones that had textures on them.
You can pop them in the fridge or freezer to offer a cooling relief.
My baby was never really a huge fan of this, but I have heard some babies love something ice cold to chew on.
The best baby teething toys
Here a few of my baby’s favorite teething toys:
Natural remedies are the best
Teething can just be plain old mean. It is no fun for you or your baby! Those sharp little white teeth can wreak havoc when they start cutting the gums.
It also can be an ongoing battle that you deal with all the way from baby to toddler. Having some great natural remedies on hand can really make a difference.
Natural remedies can offer powerful benefits and leave your baby pain free and happy. Not to mention they are so much safer and better for your baby.
I hope that these simple various ways can offer some pain relief to your baby and make the whole teething experience better for everyone.
What ways have you found helpful to soothe your teething baby? I would love to hear some other natural ways to relieve the pain associated with teething.
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