10 Ways to Soothe Your Little Teether

Teething can be a trying time for any parent. To help, we’ve compiled a list of 10 teething remedies to soothe even the fussiest babies. From old-school classics to modern accessories, you’re bound to find something that suit your needs.

  1. Cold Washcloth: The cold washcloth is perfect for mamas looking to customize their remedies. Engineer a knotted terry or concoct a chamomile tea soak. Whatever you decide, your babe will love this option.
  2. Cool Spoon: Take your cue from the American Dental Association and serve up a cooled spoon. Chill a spoon in the fridge—not the freezer—and offer it up to your wee one. Or, better yet, massage your baby’s gums with the rounded surface.

 

  1. Plush Teething Toy: Chances are, your little one needs a new friend. How about a plush teething toy? It’s safe, soothing and organic. And it was designed with your little teether in mind.
  2. Mesh Feeders: As a healthy and flavorful alternative, mesh feeders have become all the rage. Load up your feeder—or even a tied handkerchief—with frozen fruit and let your baby go wild. Warning: This can get a little messy.
  3. Baby Orajels Naturals: This homeopathic gel harnesses the soothing power of eugenol, which is known to possess “antiseptic, analgesic, antibacterial and anesthetic properties.” Needless to say, it works wonders.
  4. Wooden Teethers: If your babe craves pressure, consider this green solution. Wooden teethers are stylish, organic and safe. And, from fancy rings to wooden spoons, babies have enjoyed this option for generations.
  5. Gum Massage: This standard is a favorite among dentists and mothers alike. All you need is clean hands and a little patience. Though your baby might (initially) protest, who doesn’t love a soothing massage?
  6. Best Served Cold: When it comes to teething, everything is “best served cold.” From teethers to feeders, babies enjoy the comforting appeal of cool items. Insider Tip: Test different degrees of coldness to see what your baby prefers.
  7. Teething Bling: Hot mamas, it’s time to invest in some bling. Your baby will love these stylish little teethers and they’ll dress up any ensemble. That a win-win!
  8. OTC Pain Reliever: If your little royal is beyond being pleased, consider a dose of infant acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Always consult your physician before giving your baby any over-the-counter or prescription medication.

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