This post is as much for me as for anyone else. Baby Girl will turn 1 in less than 2 weeks, but she still only has 2 teeth!
Little Girl really didn’t put up too much of a fuss as she slowly cut her teeth. (She didn’t cut her first one until 11 1/2 months!)
But Baby Girl is a little more sensitive. At 9 1/2 months, I thought her chill little personality had changed overnight.
But, no…it was the teeth!
So far, here’s what’s worked for us–and I’d absolutely love to hear what’s worked for you. With just two teeth at a year old, Baby Girl still has a ways to go!
8 Alternatives to Orajel (Holistic Teething Remedies)
Even though Little Girl didn’t have a huge problem with teething pain, I absolutely loved these holistic tablets for when she did. You can get these at most any drugstore!
We put ice chips or frozen fruit in these feeders, and Baby Girl chows down! The ice is cooling on her gums, and the mesh keeps it all contained.
3. Frozen wash cloths in chamomile
Soak a wash cloth in freshly-brewed chamomile tea and stick it in the freezer. Once frozen, let your baby chew on it. Both the tea and the coldness of the cloth will soothe sore gums.
4. Non-toxic teething rings
Why not try an old-fashioned teether? While plastic teethers abound, stores like Jack Be Natural and Amazon sell unfinished maple teething rings, which serve the same purpose–without all the chemicals from plastic or paint.
You can make a fashion statement and help soothe sore gums with a teething necklace. I love my Smart Mom Teething Bling Necklace–and so does Baby Girl! It’s the one necklace I don’t have to worry about her breaking, and I can actually feel good about her chewing on it!
I have used this organic version of classic teething biscuits, but I am now a little more cautious since Little Girl’s gluten intolerance issues. I put a * because I’m not quite sure I will continue using these since we have no idea if Baby Girl is tolerant of gluten or not.
7. Homemade remedies
8. Lavender essential oil
I’m determined to try this one this weekend: Katie at Kitchen Stewardship just tipped me off that she recently read that straight lavender essential oil on the gums or jawline helps alleviate teething pain.
Did your child have a hard time teething? Do you have any holistic teething remedies to share?
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