Easy Home Remedies to Soothe a Teething Tot
There are many over the counter soothing gels, biscuits and teething rings that you can offer them for comfort. But if you don’t want to go out and spend a bunch of money, there are plenty of home remedies for teething that can offer comfort to your tot during this time. Most of these items you probably already have in your home and with just a little bit of preparation you could be helping your little one feel better in no time.
1. Frozen Banana
Depending on the age and level of development of your teether, you can just have them suck right on the frozen banana or you can put it in one of those mesh feeders if you are worried about choking.
2. Ice Cold Washcloth Soaked in Chamomile Tea
Soak a clean washcloth in chamomile tea, place it in the freezer and then let your teething tot suck away on it. The chamomile has soothing properties and can help relieve this discomfort in their gums. If you don’t feel like using the tea, simply soaking the towel in water and freezing it works too!
3. Ice Cold Baby Bottle
Even if your baby is breastfeeding you can put ice cold water in a bottle and let them suck on it. They probably won’t get too much water out but the ice cold nipple will be fun to chew on and the chill will help ease the pain.
4. Cold Spoon
The feeling of a cold metal spoon on your baby’s gums is a great way to soothe them. But make sure that the baby is closely supervised if you let them chew away on a spoon. They should be strapped into a high chair so that they don’t risk falling forward onto the spoon and gagging.
5. Refrigerated Bagel
A refrigerated bagel has just the right firmness to act as a homemade teething ring. You can even freeze the bagel if you want for the added relief they can get from the chill in their mouth.
6. Frozen Ego Waffles
Much like a chilled bagel, frozen waffles are a great thing to chew on during teething. Just make sure that you are giving them the entire waffle or very large pieces and supervise them closely to make sure they don’t break off small chunks and choke.
Take a piece of ginger, clean it and then rub it up against your baby’s gums. The ginger acts as a natural pain reliever.
8. Breast Milk Ice Cube
If you are breastfeeding, pump some milk and make ice cubes out of your breast milk. Place a cube in a mesh feeder and let your teether suck on it. The cold will soothe their gums and the milk will provide familiarity and comfort.