Teething is happening at our home in full force. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have teeth popping through their little gums and not being able to say what they’re feeling. I have decided that I would go and try everything there is for teething and see what works for us and what definitely does NOT.
There really are so many things out there for teething and it’s hard to really figure out what works and what doesn’t. I tried a few things and if my son slept and was happy I figure it worked. If he still was grouchy and not having it then neither were we.
First, let’s talk natural products. I tried the Amber Teething Necklace. Working at a baby store, this has been one of the number one products that people ask if we carry. They want something natural, that won’t hurt their child, and doesn’t have to be taken orally.
The necklace is to be worn around their neck loosely, but not able to be put in their mouth. I know, what dad is going to let their son wear a necklace? Well, after the nights and days of drooling, screaming, and sound of agony I was willing to try anything. For us it seemed to help with drooling, but that was about it. For me though,that was good enough because he wasn’t wearing soaking wet clothes all the time.
Another thing people ask about these, “What do you do when they’re sleeping?” “I don’t want it to choke my child!” Pretty obvious that no one wants it to choke their child. As long as the amber is touching their skin and getting warm then it will have the same affect. So, I wrapped it around my son’s ankle keeping it loose, but keeping it on his skin and away from his mouth.
This worked great and he slept really well through the night. Do I recommend this product? Yes. It’s not going to have the same affect on every baby, but it is worth a try. Especially if you are going to the natural pain killers because you can’t give them too much and with little girls it’s cute, little boys it can be covered and no one will see it.
Second, I love simple teething toys and jewelry. Everyone knows that when a baby is teething anything and everything will go in their mouth. So why not get things that are going to be better for them and that are actually made for this very thing, right?
Bring on the teething necklace, rings, and giraffe. All these can go in the dishwasher for cleaning and sanitizing. They’re all created for be chewing on and soft on gums, but having texture that feels good on their gums: like messaging.
Chewbeads makes necklaces, bracelets, and chew rings for teething babies. Parents always freak out about having slobber all over them, but pretty sure you’re going to have that on you anyway. So why not use these that are cute and will help ease their pain in same way.
And finally, as a last result, I had to cave and get teething tablets. Hylands Baby Teething Tablets are great because they work fast and are so small your baby won’t even know they are there. You just stick two to three little tablets under their tongue, they dissolve quickly, and the pain goes away. Some people like Motrin too but I hate to use it unless I know he has a fever.
So here you have it, let me know if you have any suggestions.