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Some teething tips you may never have considered

When your baby is teething you will try anything and everything to try to relieve the pain for your little one. If you have tried everything you can think of then you may want to try out one or more of the suggestions below. 

  • A peeled cold carrot ~ Should be as long as his hand, baby carrots are too small.A pickle pop ~ Sounds gross, but some babies LOVE them. Due to the acidity, it’s best for babies over 1 year old.
  • A frozen cheese stick
  • Slices of cold peaches in a feeding teether
  • A cold cucumber slice
  • Bagel slices ~ Microwave it for 30 seconds and then let it completely cool down, it will be as hard as a rock.
  • Barley water and strawberry popsicles ~ Did you know barley water is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help those swollen painful gums? Grab the recipe at Small Fry.
  • Momsicles ~ Freeze your breastmilk in cubes and put in a teething feeder, or freeze around a pacifier in a cube tray.
  • Cold celery sticks ~ Did you know celery is a natural pain killer?
  • A frozen banana wrapped in a towel
  • Frozen pineapple in a teething feeder ~ Pineapple is also an anti-inflammatory with the extra ascorbic acid your baby needs to help soften the gum tissue and help the tooth break through faster!
  • Diluted chamomile tea frozen and placed in teething feeder or tied inside a washcloth for gnawing. 
  • Rub a slice of peeled ginger root on your baby’s gums
  • Breastmilk slushi
  • Fruit juice slushie ~ If your baby is struggling with constipation, try a slushie made from apple and prune juices!
  • Ground cloves and allspice mixed with water (or unsalted butter) to form a gum paste ~ Try this on yourself first, to make sure it’s not so strong it burns.
  • Homemade teething biscuits ~ This recipe at Sweet Treats & More is really simple, really healthy, and really effective. (Really.)
  • A cold whole pickle (dill or sweet gerkins)
  • A scallion ~ Cut the green part off a green onion, lightly salt the white part and let your baby gnaw on it like a 4-inch stick.
  • Pure vanilla extract (not imitation) ~ Put a little on a Q-tip and spread on sore gums.
  • Tahini spread ~ A sesame seed paste that resembles peanut butter, but without any nuts! A little on the gums goes a long way. (Btw, a healthy substitute for sandwiches!)
  • Frozen waffle
  • Olive oil on the gums
  • Ginger paste ~ Ground ginger mixed with water, formula or breastmilk until it forms a gum paste.
  • Nonpeppered thick beef jerky ~ Make sure the pieces are so large they can’t put it in their mouth! Use with caution!
  • Breastmilk ~ Normally, I encouraged moms not to nurse to sleep for older babies…but in this case NURSE AWAY.
  • A frozen upside down bottle ~ Fill it with breastmilk, formula, juice, etc. tip it upside down and freeze it for a perfectly safe ice cube to gnaw on!

This post was originally posted at incredible infant. check it out sometime!