>We’ve had a busy weekend. The baby started climbing out of her crib, and decided she may never sleep again, likely correlating to the erupting 1 year molars I’ve spied when brushing her teeth the past several days. I do not like teething. One of the worst parts of parenting, in my opinion. Hellacious pain and honestly, its constant. Plus, you can’t take it away. That’s what is so hard for me about teething.
A post on ELF- A Family Blog recently inspired this particular post. She’d posted about her little guy teething and asked if anyone had suggestions to help. I know when my oldest was first teething I had no idea what she’d be like- nor did I understand that teething wouldn’t stop when she was sleeping!
So, that combined with Baby B’s wonderful teething experiences at the moment, inspired me to share some teething remedies that work in our house- some we came up with on our own, some were inspired by wonderful book club friends of mine, some by family- some combinations of ideas…but maybe some of them will help one of your little ones and it’ll make me happy to have helped!
|Photo is from Inspired by Finn website. Will replace with a pic of my kid(s) in a teething necklace when I can dig thru my photo files!!|
First and foremost. Amber teething necklaces. We have bought all of ours to date on Etsy but you can find them other places. Amber has been used for centuries for pain relief- body heat warms the amber which releases analgesic oils that provide relief. A side benefit of the necklaces? Really flipping adorable on babies (these are NOT recommended for wear while sleeping, and should have a breakaway clasp for infants and toddlers). There are endless options of colors/shades of amber and lengths, styles, etc. You can read more about the benefits of (and purchase!) amber teething necklaces here at Inspired by Finn (there are many other places, but this is one site I know dozens of friends have used and don’t hesitate for a second to recommend).
These are NOT for chewing on. Just for wearing.
The “Safe Feeder” which some hate- we love. If only to let kids suck on ice cubes…Designed to let babies and toddlers have real foods without being pureed- and without risk of choking- this product or ones similar have helped all 3 of my kids get through teething happier. Ice, frozen fruit (Be warned now, frozen fruits make a MESS), chunks of pizza crust- anything for them to gnaw on but not have to worry about choking!! (This is one for a high chair, not for walking around with).
We also do frozen mini bagels, frozen waffles, frozen peas (my kids actually prefer peas frozen, not cooked. They all seem to think cooked peas are just odd!)