Soothe Baby’S Teething Pain The Natural Way
A cold towel
Wet then wring out a clean, lint-free wash cloth and put it in the freezer until it gets nice and cold then let baby chew on it to soothe his gums.
Frozen bottle nipple
Fill a small 4-oz. baby bottle with water and freeze it upside down so the water fills up the nipple. Once slushy or frozen, let baby gnaw on the nipple to help numb his sore gums.
Freeze a banana and let baby gnaw on it or you can put it into a small mesh food feeder/teether like this one. For a mere $8 for two feeders, you can feed baby and ease his pain, too!
Try all natural store-bought teething biscuits or you can do it yourself by refrigerating a bagel and letting baby chew on it. The hard texture will feel good on baby’s gums. A full-sized carrot can also do the job if baby is old enough to handle solid food. Always keep an eye on baby when she’s eating just in case she bites off more than she can chew – literally!
You’ll find there is no shortage of products dedicated to easing baby’s teething pain. Peruse your favorite store’s baby aisles – no doubt you’ll find teething rings of all shapes, sizes and textures designed just for baby’s sore gums.
Feed baby cold food
At mealtime, serve baby up some cold foods like applesauce and other pureed fruits and even veggies. A hot/warm meal could irritate baby’s already irritated gums.
Ask your doctor
Once you’ve exhausted all the natural remedies, check with your pediatrician for the best choices when it comes to over the counter teething pain relievers for baby.