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TEETHING. I know I’m not the only parent that hates this stage. Jax is 18 months and we’re right in the thick of this whole teething thing. We just dealt with his first top molars cutting through and now, one of his canines is coming in. DEAR LAWWDDD! We’re all suffering, to say the least. Even though it’s been pretty rough, we’ve been surviving. Thankfully we’ve found a few remedies that have helped soothe little man through his many teething stages. Each child is different but hopefully, they’ll work for you too.
5 REMEDIES THAT WORK FOR US:
1) Frozen washcloths – When Jax first started teething, we used these all the time. We received a lot of washcloths from his baby shower so we didn’t have to spend a dime. I would roll them up like little taquitos, soak them in water, and put them in the freezer. He’d chew on them all day if he could. It was perfect because it was easy & cheap.
2) Teething toys – There are a TON out there but Jax has three favorites. The first is Sophie the giraffe. It’s pricey but it was definitely worth the money. Even now, Jax still chomps on it during his teething spells. The second is Nuby’s teether keys. They’re more affordable & he loves it just as much. We used to put them in the freeze & Jax would just have at it. Last is the banana toothbrush. Again, super afforable but just as effective in soothing.
3) Chamomile tea – Chamomile has soothing properties to help relax your baby & put them to sleep. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to help with their gums. I used to give Jax tea (after it’s been cooled down, of course!) with a little lemon in his sippy cup before bed. You can also soak washcloths in the tea & freeze them. I like this one from Tazo.
4) Frozen fruit/veggies/breastmilk – Anything cold will do. Jax loves frozen bananas & blueberries in particular. For breastmilk, you can pour some into ice cube trays and let them freeze over night. You can also use those mesh teethers and put whatever fruit/veggie that your child likes.
5) Baby Tylenol – When Jax wakes up in the middle of the night just screaming with his hands in his mouth, we give him the recommended dose of some baby tylenol and just cuddle him until he’s more comfortable and put him back to bed. I know that most moms would prefer more natural remedies but hey, you have to whatever works for your baby.
Do you have any remedies that work for your child? Leave them in the comments below!