The teething stage is one of those that requires a lot of patience and creativity! I resort to baby tylenol when I have to, but I like to try more natural things first. It requires trial and error to find a teething solution that works for each baby. My daughter doesn’t care for some of the things that helped my son when he was teething, and some of the things that work for her never worked for him.
With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to make a list of natural ways to help relieve pain for a teething baby. Teething is all about spending time experimenting to find what works for you little one! Hopefully this list helps you do just that! this post contains affiliate links.
Disclaimer, I’m not a dr please don’t take this as medical or professional advice, this is a list of things that has worked for me or my friends. Consult a dr before doing any of these tips and always watch your child when she or he is chewing on things as some of them could potentially be a choking hazard.
- Chew on a towel wrapped around your finger – my son loved the texture of the towel.
- Freeze a wet washcloth and let the baby chew on it
- Wet a washcloth with chamomile tea and freeze it for chewing
- Amber teething necklaces
- Starbright baby Giraffes – these are one of my daughter’s favorites
- RaZberry teether – another favorite of my daughters!
- Ice or frozen fruit in a mesh feeder
- Hylands teething tablets
- Frozen Bagels
- Hard dry toast
- Cold applesauce straight from the fridge
- Massage the gums with a clean finger
- Ice in a clean (new) sock – put some ice in the toe of the child’s sock, knot the open end & break the ice up into pieces in the sock and run some water over the ice end. The baby can hold the end with the knot and suck on the icy end.
- Frozen waffles
- Go outside – It’s a great distraction, even when my son would be screaming in pain, he would always stop within a minute of walking outside with him
I hope this list helps your teething baby!!! Do you have any extra teething tips not listed here? I’d love to hear more as we are just entering another stage of teething with my daughter.
Disclaimer, I’m not a dr please don’t take this as medical or professional advice, this is a list of things that has worked for me or my friends. Consult a dr if you are unsure about the effects of any of these methods and of course, always watch your child when s/he is chewing on things as some of them could potentially be a choking hazard.