Home Remedies For Teething
How do I know if my baby is teething?
Does your baby seem to be suffering from teething symptoms?
Below is a list of the most common teething symptoms followed by some of our favourite natural remedies to soothe babies gums that most parents or carers will be able to do using items already in the home.
- Red and swollen gums
- Red flushed cheek or face
- Ear rubbing on the same side as the erupting tooth
- Heavy drooling
- Sleepless nights and wakefulness during the day
- Inconsistent feeding
- Gum rubbing, biting or sucking
- General crankiness and being unsettled
Chamomile tea soaked muslin cloth
Make some chamomile tea and cool it down to room temperature. Make a knot in a muslin cloth and then soak it in the tea, squeeze out any excess. Pop into a freezer for around 10 minutes (do not freeze the cloth until it is solid, this can cause freezer burn on your baby’s gums) and then give it to baby to chew on. The chamomile should help soothe your little ones gums and in some cases may even help to induce sleep.For babies 3 to 6 months, our Gummee glove may help. You can see them here.
Chamomile in a bottle (for babies over 6 months)
Make some chamomile tea, then cool to room temperature. Give a small amount to your little one to drink. Chamomile is said to have soothing, calming affects and can help your little one to have a more restful nights sleep.
Our products are designed for specific ages of teething. If you fancy a browse, check out this selection.
Clean and cool a raw carrot in the refrigerator (not a freezer, frozen toys and teethers can cause freezer burn on your baby’s gums) and give to baby to rub their gums on. Supervise at all times.
Our heart shaped teething rings are designed for little hands to hold and can also be refrigerated.
Pop a spoon in the fridge for a while and then give to baby to bite on. The coolness may help soothe their gums. Make sure baby is safely seated and supervised whilst using this method.
We also have a selection of teethers here, on our website, that can be refrigerated. (Scroll down to find them as little as £3! With FREE postage!)
Giving your little one an infant toothbrush to bite on is an amazing idea as not only will they get the soothing relief on their gums, they will also be getting used to using a tooth brush. (Ensure the toothbrush is one designed for infants and that baby is safely seated and supervised) Our Molar mallet is a great option for tots on the go, it’s designed so that when it is dropped on to the floor, it wobbles back upright, keeping the chewing end cleaner that other teethers.
Cool Teethers in the fridge
Pop baby’s favourite teether in the fridge for half an hour and then give it to them to chew on to help cool their little gums. Here’s a selection of our teethers that can be refrigerated (scroll down to see them)
Wash your hands thoroughly ad then allow them to chew on your fingers for a while. The softness of your skin against your finger bone when they bite down provides the firm softness that their gums are seeking, which is why they love to chew your fingers.
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