Looking for natural teething relief for your baby?
Teething Tamer. This safe, natural, and effective solution is easy to apply and loved by thousands of families across Australia, New Zealand, UK and the USA.
Some other at-home natural solutions that help ease discomfort are:
These can soothe inflammation and include:
- Chilled or frozen teething toys: Refrigerate or freeze BPA-free teething toys or rings. The cold sensation can help numb sore gums and provide relief when your baby chews on them.
- Frozen washcloth: Dampen a clean washcloth, roll it up and place it in the refrigerator or freezer for a while, then let your baby chew on it. The texture of the cloth and the coldness can be comforting.
- Cooled foods: If your baby eats solids, you can offer chilled, soft foods like yoghurt, pureed fruits, or frozen foods in a mesh/fresh food feeder or well-wrapped muslin cloth, providing relief and serving as a nutritious snack. Supervision with this one is highly recommended with any frozen/hard food due to the choking hazard.
- Frozen breastmilk or formula: If your baby is still breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, consider freezing breastmilk or formula in ice cube trays. Allow your baby to gnaw on these cubes through mesh/fresh food feeder or well-wrapped muslin cloth. Supervision with this one is highly recommended with any frozen/hard food due to the choking hazard.
- Finger Massage: Wash your hands thoroughly and gently massage your baby's gums with your finger. The pressure can help alleviate discomfort. Be sure to keep your nails trimmed and clean to avoid any scratches.
- Teething rings: you can't go past a good old teething toy to help relieve pain. There are so many on the market we recommend the Haakaa silicone ball or something similar.
- Teething biscuits/rusks: Low sugar is recommended as sugar can harm your baby's teeth and cause dental cavities.
- Nursing and cuddles: If you are breastfeeding, this is always a surefire way to comfort your baby
- Distraction: Sometimes, a little distraction can go a long way. Engage your baby in play, read a book, or take them for a walk in the stroller to divert their attention from teething discomfort.
While teething can be painful for your baby, it won't make them sick. If your baby has a high fever, diarrhoea, or vomiting, they may be unwell, and, in this instance, you should a healthcare professional.