Teething is a natural part of childhood, so it’s perhaps no surprise that Mother Nature has come up with a wide range of 100% completely natural remedies that can reduce a baby’s pain from teething. It might take some trial-and-error to find out which one works best for your little one, but here are a few tried and true ways to reduce teething pain.
Chilling and Cooling:
Perhaps the favorite remedy of mothers around the world is also the easiest – simply take an item and put into your fridge or freezer for a certain amount of time. If you don’t want to use a chilled teething ring made from plastic or other man-made material that you can easily find in any baby store, then you could easily improvise with just about anything natural that will fit into your baby’s mouth. Some parents even use frozen fruits or vegetables – just keep an eye on your little one as they use it. Other options include a chilled (but never frozen!) spoon and wooden teething toys.
Baltic Amber Teething Necklace:
For centuries, parents have used the Baltic amber teething necklace to reduce pain and irritation from teething. The Baltic amber contains a 100% natural substance called succinic acid. When this amber is warmed by the body’s own natural heat, it releases trace amounts of this succinic acid into the bloodstream, which then acts as an analgesic for sore teeth. If your young one is very small, you can even double wrap this teething necklace around their feet or hands, forming a tiny baby bracelet or anklet as they sleep.
There are several herbal remedies that are known to reduce teething pain, including rosehip and chamomile. You’ll want to make these into a hot tea. From there, you have two options – either dampen a wash cloth and freeze for later, or apply directly to sore gums. And, of course, there are even more exotic remedies that you could try – such as clove tea, which is a natural anesthetic. Some parenting guides also recommend vanilla extract, but just make sure that you are using an alcohol-free extract.
Finally, there are some vitamins that are known to boost a baby’s immune system and help to reduce some types of teething pain. One favorite is liquid Vitamin D, especially during the darker winter months, when the body has a harder time creating its own supply of Vitamin D. By using it, you’ll get two benefits for your little one – relief from teething pain and a stronger immune system.
Of course, the best solution to get rid of teething pain might involve a combination of one or more of these techniques. For example, why not wear a Baltic amber teething necklace at the same time as your little one is sucking on a chilled teething toy? Teething is never an enjoyable experience, but the good news is that there are actually a number of all-natural remedies that can help to minimize any pain or discomfort.
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