Teething is such an emotional time for infants AND their parents, too. On top of everything else, a baby needs to be fed, changed, attended to, brushed, etc. Not to mention, that these things are done in the most excruciating way possible! As parents, we want everything to go smoothly, but are often forced to resort to questionable methods such as drugs and medications to help our little one through teething.
But there ARE things that we can DO to provide comfort, relief, and healing for our little one during this most crucial time. Here, am going to share 3 effective natural teething remedies that we’ve used ourselves and found to provide much needed relief. We DO NOT promote (prescription) medicine, but will instead, offer a natural, holistic method of relieving our little one’s teething pain. We want to provide you with the highest quality, unbiased information, so that you can make the best choice for your little one, based on his or her individual needs. After all, everyone has different needs, so let’s not forget about that when we are deciding which natural remedy is right for our family!
One of the most popular natural teething remedies is none other than…BLACK TEEThing SUGAR. This is probably one of the easiest natural remedies to apply (aside from using a cotton ball), and yet it provides quick relief from the most common teething symptoms. Simply apply a little of the sugar to your baby’s cheeks, at night before bedtime. If you are unable to find any black sugar, try a traditional sweet, such as sugar, molasses, or honey. It is important that you do not give your child too much sugar (as this can cause dryness of the mouth), but that you are gentle with him or her and only add a little bit at a time.
Another one of our family’s favorite natural teething remedies involves the use of BALTIC AMBIENT. These tiny blackberries (which can also be eaten like candy) have proven to reduce teething pain as well as making the mouth far more delicious. You simply mix one tablespoon of Baltic amber necklace, or the berries themselves, with enough water to wet the fingers and then hold them over the child’s teeth for an hour. After the hour is up, rinse the fingers and put a little of the washcloth in each of their little mouths. Repeat the process a few times a day until the baby is no longer in pain.
Our third favored homeopathic Teething Remedy is called HEXYX. This popular remedy involves placing a small piece of this herbal toothpaste in a zip lock bag and placing it inside a soft nylon sock. When the child is in pain, put the bag over his or her teeth for an hour. After the hour is up, remove the bag and gently chew the bag. Homeopathic medicine will provide soothing relief from the pain of the gums.
The Final One
One of our favorites among natural teething remedies is the use of MOSS PEAS. This is a plant that can help relieve pain in the gums and mouth by strengthening the immune system. If you want to give baby something even more potent to help relieve pain, give baby slices of hot pepper. While it may sound funny, if you place a slice of hot pepper on the gums and gently rub it in – you will feel almost instant relief.
In addition to these popular remedies we have listed above, there are many other natural teething remedies that you can use that don’t involve the use of products that you may already have lying around your house. For instance, did you know that you can make your own natural teething ring? There are several different types of wooden teachers that you can make. These wooden teachers are very effective in relieving pain and are also quite decorative.
In addition to the above listed natural teething remedies, there are some other things that you can do to help soothe the symptoms of gingivitis and prevent future attacks. Keep a bottle of warm water near by. Whenever your baby is in pain, sit near a bottle of warm water. This simple gesture will provide you with two things – a source of comfort and a source of nutrition for your baby during the middle stages of gingivitis.