If you’ve experienced a teething phase with one of your tiny humans, you know it can be just as miserable for parents as it is for your baby. While you’re waiting for those little chompers to break through, there are a few natural ways to bring your child comfort and distract them from the pain. Here are five natural remedies for teething to try:
Dip a washcloth in water, wring it out, and pop in the freezer for 15 minutes—then let your tiny human go nuts! The cold and texture can be especially soothing for sore gums.
Natural wood chew toys
The texture of natural wood is another favorite for tiny teethers, and it’s still gentle enough to use if they already have a few teeth poking through. This simple design is one of our faves.
Frozen fruit in mesh strainer bag
Who says you can’t combine palate training with teething comfort? Invest in a couple of these mesh Fresh Food Feeders and fill with a frozen piece of fruit before letting your tiny human chomp their teething woes away.
Training toothbrush and teether
Once those teeth break through, you’ll want to be sure to start brushing early to keep them pearly. Get the habit started now with a training toothbrush—that also doubles as a soothing teether!
Sometimes a little pressure can go a long way. Let your tiny human gum your fingers while you apply gentle pressure along their gum line. Or, let them do it themselves with a pair of teething mitts like these.
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment in any manner. Always ask your pediatrician or other qualified health provider any questions you have regarding any medical conditions.