How to soothe a teething baby

April 1, 2016

Need some home remedies to help your baby deal with teething pain? There are lots of ways to soothe a teething baby without recourse to painkillers or numbing teething gels. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

      1. Freeze a clean cloth dipped in cold water and allow your baby to suck on it. The cold surface will numb the gums and the fabric will frozen create ridges that your baby can bite down on.
      2. Give your baby a chewy bagel to gnaw on. The pressure will help to relieve some of the pain.
      3. Run a clean finger along your baby's gum line to provide instant relief. Your little one will probably enjoy biting your finger too.
      4. Distract your baby from the pain by going for a walk, reading a book or playing a game.
      5. A cold carrot makes the perfect natural teether. Just be sure to keep the carrot whole (or in very big chunks) so that baby can't swallow it.
      6. Try giving your baby a crust of bread or a breadstick too. In fact anything with a chewy texture can work really well.
      7. Breastfeed your baby or offer a bottle of formula and hold them close to your body so they feel comforted and secure.
      8. Try cuddling your baby for a while; the sound of your hearbeat and the warmth of your body is a completely natural (and free!) soothing remedy.

 

If you're breastfeeding and your baby's new teeth are causing you pain use Mama's Calming Nipple Balm to protect your nipples and instantly relieve discomfort. The healing balm will also reduce soreness and the risk of infection.

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