5 Ways to Aid Your Teething Baby
Is your little one showing signs of teething?
There is really no predicting when baby will cut her first tooth, but one thing is for sure it’s horrible to see your sweet baby in pain.
If only the Tooth Fairy could wave her magic wand over baby to provide some relief!
Unfortunately, the Tooth Fairy won’t be making her appearance to your home until baby begins losing their chompers [WOMP WOMP] so allow us to help equip you with a few remedies that we think might just provide that magic touch!
Read on for 5 ways to aid your teething baby.
This too, shall pass.
1. EMBRACE THE ZOOFrom Sophie Le Giraffe to Matchstick Monkey - these teething toys are a game-changer and for good reason, they work!
Sophie the Giraffe is very flexible and has lots of parts for baby to chew (ears, horns, legs). She is perfect for soothing baby’s sore gums when teething and is completely safe. Made of 100% natural rubber and food paint.
Matchstick Monkey is ergonomically designed for the effective pain relief of teething. This fun, soft-textured teether has tooth brush bumps that are soft & kind to your baby's gums.
It doesn’t stop there!
Teethers come in a variety of textures and fun shapes—some might even inspire dinner. Some fun options include a bunch of kale, avo, burgers, tacos, and even a doughnut shaped one for dessert.
2. LET THEM CHEW
If you haven’t already discovered this, little ones love to explore using their mouths!
Have you noticed baby sucking on a washcloth during bath time? It’s because it feels so good on those sore gums.
Kick the relief up a notch by soaking a soft and clean washcloth in cold water and then putting it in the fridge to chill.
The soft fabric massages and the cold temperature soothes sore gums.
Baby washcloths disappear just like baby socks—so be sure to stock up on both.
3. LEND THEM A HANDYou know those days when you wish you had an extra pair of hands? Well, this is about as close as you are going to get—enter the Munch Mit!
One of the greatest features of the Munch Mit is that it comes with a secure adjustable strap. Your child will love the sensation of pressure on their sore gums and the Munch Mit allows them to provide their own relief—keeping your hands free for other things.
No need to worry about baby dropping [or throwing] their teething toy—which is why we think the “M” stands for magical!
It is made with BPA and Phthalate-free, food grade silicone.
The cherry on top? It makes a crinkly noise that will help keep baby entertained.
Munch on, little one!
4. ICE ICE BABYIf your baby has started solids than this trick might be a helpful one. Frozen food to the rescue!
No, we are not suggesting you feed baby a microwavable frozen dinner. Your stash of ripe, frozen, bananas aren’t just for smoothies and baking anymore. When filled with frozen banana, the Fresh Food Feeder by Munchkin is the perfect tool to help sooth your little one’s gums.
Cool. Tasty. Relief.
But don’t just stop there--frozen mango or even frozen breast milk [known in your mom group as a boob-cicle] will distract baby from the pain.
No frozen fruit on hand?
Desperate for a last resort while you chill your child’s favourite teether or washcloth?
Here is the ultimate mom hack for you.
Try digging to the bottom of your freezer for that package of frozen waffles. You know, the ones that you purchased during your third trimester when cravings were at an all time high? Don’t knock it till you try it! Maple syrup optional.
5. PICK ME UP, BUTTERCUPTeething is hard work and sometime those hot little red cheeks just want to stay close to mama.
This is when your carrier of choice comes into play!
Grab your wrap, sling, or ERGObaby Cool Mesh 360 carrier –a hands free way to also keep close to baby during his time of need. Aren’t you glad you opted for features like breathable material and ventilation that will help to keep both of you cool? Your welcome. Baby wearing will allow you to carry on with those tasks that just wont wait for those adorable little chicklets to come in. Baby wearing for the win!