** A few mommies recommend rubbing whiskey or other alcohol products on babies gums. Please do not do this. This puts your baby at risk for all sorts of bad things. If you must use alcohol to soothe someone keep the soothing for you. 😉
Most Popular Teething product
Hand down Simply Moms mothers recommended the Razbaby RaZberry Teether. This pacifier shaped teether seems to be a favorite of babies near and far. It provides your little one with a hands-free teether so they can do their most important work. PLAY! From what I am told by other Mamas’ like you is that you can freeze it to cool your little one’s gums. It is 100% non-toxic silicone and textured not to mention it is freaking ADORABLE!!!
Don’t you agree?
What I personally like is the fact they are not liquid filled. I don’t know about your little one but mine always seemed to puncture those liquid-filled teethers once they were teethers with teeth.
I certainly see why other mommies love these and their babies do as well.
Let’s Get Old-School
Sometimes the best solutions are those handed down through generations, you know the free and easy ones. Perhaps this is something you never even thought of.
When my now mostly grown children and Little Miss were the teething age we would take a new clean washcloth, wet it and squeeze it out and pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes or so.
Once frozen it was handed off to the little one to chew and suck on.
Personally, I think it worked swimmingly well. It kept their interest for a long while and the coolness was soothing to their sore gums.
One mommy mentioned soaking the cloth in juice and wringing it out and freezing it. I have never tried it but if you do tell me how it works.
Look Why Not Just Chill?
No silly I didn’t mean you chill out I mean chill those gums right off THEN you can chill, sound like a deal?
How about a breast milk or formula popsicle?
Cold and tasty um for them ha ha.Or if your days with your little are more adventurous some frozen fruit puree.There are so many awesome popsicle molds for making popsicles at home my favorite ones for babies are the new silicone popsicle molds that do not have a stick (Think freeze pop) you can check them out >> here <<
Or of the idea of popsicles doesn’t work for you. You can add frozen fruits or ice cubes to a mesh feeder. Little Miss loved hers with frozen banana chunks in it. There are so many possibilities here, frozen blueberries, strawberries, peaches, nice cold apple slices just to name a few. What would you add?
Teething Biscuit Any One?
I confess I always used these with my babies. They LOVED them. Here is another confession. I sat there and watched them munch on them because I was well aware of the fact pieces can, would and did break off and it poses a choking hazard. This is not something you hand to a baby and walk away they need to be supervised closely with these. However, with that supervision, they are generally a big hit and well, a big old mess but isn’t that half the fun?
The Teether You Always Have Right At The Tip Of Your Fingers.
A nice clean mommy or daddy finger can make for a wonderful teether. Just apply light pressure to their gums and it helps relieve of some of the pain. I am pretty sure it does not get any more simple, or cheap but people have done it for generations and it does indeed help.
Amber Necklaces Do They Work? Are They Safe?
Some of you mommies swear by these. Others say they didn’t see any difference at all. The medical field does not advocate their use due to choking and strangulation risks. The is also strong doubt in the medical field that they work. I personally have not used one. So I can’t weigh in with my opinions.
A Word On Orajel and Infant Pain Relievers
This article was written with the idea in mind of trying to avoiding the medicated route of caring for a teething baby.
However, we realize as a mom you will make the ultimate choices for your own babies comfort.
It has been mentioned recently that an ingredient in Baby Orajel, Benzocaine could possibly be very unsafe for babies. The FDA states “the use of benzocaine gels and liquids for mouth and gum pain can lead to a rare but serious—and sometimes fatal—condition called methemoglobinemia” Though there is Baby Orajel Natual that does not contain this ingredient or alcohol, it also left out any food dyes. Making it a much safer alternative.
It is my suggestion for infant pain relievers that you speak to your child’s pediatrician about proper dosage and use.