Old Home Remedies for Teething Babies

Home Teething Remedies for Babies and Toddlers

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Once your baby starts teething, help your baby sleep better at night with theses natural home teething remedies for babies and toddlers.

Teething is one of the milestones we all fear the most as parents.

We’ve all heard the horror stories of babies crying all night once the teeth start popping through.

Like all things, every baby experiences teething differently.

Some are miserable and uncomfortable, whereas other babies never show any signs of teething.

The best thing we can do as parents is to be prepared with home teething remedies to soothe our babies and help them sleep better while they’re teething.

When Do Babies Start Teething?

Babies typically begin teething between 4-6 months of age, but it really can occur any time within your baby’s first year.

Some common symptoms of teething include:

  • Drooling
  • Increased Fussiness
  • Low-Grade Fever

Read more here about how to recognize if your baby’s teething and learn all about common teething symptoms.

Once you know your baby is teething, it’s time to learn to soothe them and give them relief with natural and effective remedies.

Natural Teething Remedies For Babies and Toddlers

These old home remedies help soothe your baby and keep them comfortable during the teething process.

Silicone Teething Toys

Silicone teething toys are a must for teething babies. Gnawing on something helps soothe their sore gums and relieve some discomfort.

You don’t want to offer your baby just anything to chew on in case they break it open. Look for lead-free, BPA-free teething toys like this one for your teething baby.

We love this silicone teething toy because it’s the perfect size for small hands to grab. Plus, when they’re not teething, it’s a fun toy for young babies to play with.

Chamomile

Chamomile is a natural soother and anti-inflammatory. Make a cup of chamomile tea and dip a washcloth in it before freezing.

You can also make chamomile ice pops- make a cup of decaf chamomile tea and pour into your ice pop molds. Freeze and enjoy.

Breastfeed

Although your baby not with to nurse as much while they’re teething, some babies do find comfort in nursing.

Listen to your baby’s cues and try to breastfeed on demand for a few days.

Teething Necklaces

There are two different types of teething necklaces. One type is a necklace your baby can actually chew on. Although it’s convenient to have teething toys accessible, I personally was not a fan of this concept.

As a mom, I’m constantly trying to teach my baby what’s safe to put in her mouth and what’s not. Teething necklaces send conflicting messages because they’re safe, but other necklaces are not.

Instead, I recommend Amber Teething Necklaces. This necklace isn’t meant for a baby to chew on. Instead, it’s thought to comfort the baby through the succinic acid in the beads.

Your baby’s body heat is thought to release the succinic acid from the amber beads which is a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.

The data is mixed on how effective it really is, but it’s definitely worth a try!

Plus, babies are so cute in necklaces!

*I do want to note though that there have been choking and strangulation problems from these necklaces. Do NOT let your baby sleep in a necklace and try to use only while supervised.

Wet or Frozen Wash Cloth

Give your baby a cool or frozen wash cloth to chew on. If your baby’s very uncomfortable, wet the wash cloth and throw it into the freezer for 30 minutes.

Let your baby suck, chew, or bite the frozen wash cloth for a quick and easy teething toy.

Gum Massages

Use a clean finger and apply pressure to your baby’s sore gums. This counter pressure soothes their sore gums.

Beware, they might try to bit you, but you’ll help relieve a lot of soreness along the way.

Sophie The Giraffe

No list would be complete without Sophie. I was so skeptical about the power of Sophie before I had my little one, but she’s been a hit since day one.

Sophie is perfect for little mouths to teeth and bite. Also, her limbs are the perfect size for small hands to grasp.

Sophie’s made from non-toxic ingredients so you can rest assured as your baby sucks and chews on Sophie all day.

A Cold Spoon

The American Dental Association recommends freezing or refrigerating a metal spoon. This is the perfect teething tool that’s safe to bite on and non-toxic.

Food For Teething Toddlers

Once your baby has started eating solids, there are many foods that can help soothe them and relieve teething discomfort.

Cold Food:

Home Made Ice Pops

Homemade Ice Pop for Teething Babies

Homemade ice pops are a healthy and tasty way to provide quick relief for a teething baby.

Simply puree your favorite fruits (and sneak in a little veggies) and pour into ice pop molds.

Your baby will love this tasty treat that soothes their gums as they enjoy.

Make sure to make your own out of pureed fruit and water rather than buying store-bought ice pops. Most ice pops sold in stores are loaded in added sugars and artificial food dyes.

Mesh Ice Pops

For younger babies, I love these mesh ice pops.

They’re perfect for your baby to suck on without any choking hazards. You can chop up apples, bananas, or pears and place them in the mesh.

Cold Apples or Pears

Put an extra ripe apple or pear in the refrigerator. Let your baby gnaw on it to soothe their sore and swollen gums.

Warm Food:

Soup

A homemade soup is another great source of comfort for a teething baby.

Make sure it’s warm and not hot so you don’t burn your toddler.

Pasta

Warm pasta is nice to chew on to help your baby relieve some pressure from their gums

Teething Cookies

You can either buy organic teething cookies or make your own. We loved organic brown rice Rice cakes while my toddler was teething. She would gnaw on it for a while

Tylenol

If your baby’s still very uncomfortable and not sleeping at all, it’s ok to give them a little Tylenol.

Check with your pediatrician for the correct dose based on your baby’s weight.

Now you’re prepared to conquer teething whenever that may occur for your baby.

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