Teething is the
best worst phase of babyhood…
The sound of a crying baby is the saddest noise in the world and the helplessness a parent feels when trying to comfort that teething child- beyond difficult. If there is one stage I wish I could by-pass with my babies it is when they are teething. The massive alligator tears streaming down their face makes any parent’s heart inwardly break. As luck would have it, my little man is currently teething so I’m writing this post in part for me to remember my saving grace and for all other mother’s out there currently struggling with the same thing! So here are the best five teething remedies that save my bacon when my baby is teething….
1.) Teething Raspberry:
This is an accidental discovery I tell everyone about. So at some point on this blog I will post about the months of Hell I went through after baby #2 was born and his colic behavior that lasted nearly a year. But this raspberry teether was an answer to prayers. My children flat-out refuse binkies. Truthfully I think it’s cute, until we’re trying to listen in church and my babies babbles are anything but quiet, however this teething-shaped binkie is fantastic. Your little pumpkin head can suck on this binkie, or do as my kids do and chew away while being somewhat muted and everyone wins!
2.) Infantino Go GaGa squeeze and teethe toy:
Again back to the long and hard colic months with baby #2. I was wasting time shopping at Target and that’s when a darling squeaky monkey caught my eye. Most mom’s have heard of the Sophia giraffe that costs a pretty penny because it’s soft, natural rubber and was invented in Paris… The Infantino monkey and elephant (which is the one we currently have) are the knock-off of Sophia and guess what? My babies don’t seem to mind the knock off and my wallet thanks them!
3.) Vibrating Fruit Teether:
Vibrating toys seem to make a teething baby happy right away. When I found this awesome fruit shaped toy and then discovered that it vibrated- it was a no brainer purchase. I placed it in my shopping cart and haven’t looked back.
4.) Mesh Teether:
When your baby doesn’t have teeth, but wants to eat like you or their siblings I suggest you resort to a bib and this amazing mesh teether. It works to their teething advantage in two ways: one- the teether works wonderfully by allowing you to stick frozen fruit in the mesh baggy, numbing the gums. Secondly- your child suddenly feels big and is eating like the rest of the family without the choking hazard. Mom gets a piece of mind at the dinner table and baby feels included during meal time while happily munching on tender numb gums. Win-win!
I feel most comfortable using natural remedies and solutions when it comes to my children and their health. I don’t enjoy using numbing gel or Tylenol, but I also don’t believe in someone suffering through their pain- hence the teething tablets which dissolve rapidly. A natural way for little bodies and teeth to break through the gums painlessly without the long term effect of drugs. Again, another win for both parties in my opinion.
Now that this list is written, been put to good use at our house today and my baby is finally asleep- I think I’ll dive into my secret stash of chocolate to recover from this day of alligator tears. What would you add to your teething must list? What did I miss? I would love to hear other ideas on how you cope with your baby and the stage of teething terrors!
Until next time, hope my five best teething list helps you through your pumpkin head’s teething phase like it does for us!