Today I’m going to share some of my favorite items and tips for the teething baby in your life. Kaid is literally cutting four top teeth at once, and he’s been so sad! I guess I should clarify, “sad” for him. He’s so happy all the time, that maybe now he’s just an average happy baby rather than his uncontrollably happy little self. (haha) Teething…give me my baby back!
Here are some tips I’ve learned that can help soothe your baby:
- Rub your baby’s gums. I usually just wash my hands and use my finger. Kaid loves when I do this! It’s crazy how something so simple can help so much!
- Freeze a washcloth. I’ve done this, and it works wonders! Just let your baby hold it and chew on it. Lord willing, it will give him/her some relief from the pain.
- Numbing gels. Baby Orajel works great if your baby is fussy and in lots of pain. Whenever I choose to use it, Kaid stops crying almost immediately after it’s applied.Here are some teething essentials you can purchase from Amazon: (Thank goodness for Prime!)*Simply “click” the name of the item to purchase!*Amber Teething Necklace
^^ I haven’t tried the necklace, but a lot of my girlfriends love it! I ordered it from Amazon so I’ll let you know how I like it.
^^ This one is great! But Haven is obsessed with toothbrushes, so she couldn’t bear to have Kaid hold it. Oh the drama haha!
Fresh Food Feeder
^^ I have put frozen fruit in here and let Kaid chew on it. He’s happy as soon as he sees food, so this worked great! I’m sure it would work ok if you didn’t freeze it too.
^^ Seriously, does anyone not love this teething giraffe?! She’s worth every penny.
Nuby IcyBite Keys Teether
^^ This is a great “on-the-go” teether. Just keep it in the fridge till you are ready to go, and let your baby play and chew on it while you’re out-and-about. It’s perfectly fine to use at home too, I just like having it when I’m out of the house.
These are my personal favorites, but there are so many options out there nowadays. I hope this helped you, and gave you some useful tips for that precious baby in your life. And if you’re a momma bear who is currently tending to a teething baby, YOU are amazing. Thanks for being selfless, and putting the needs of your child ahead of your own. You are so valuable, and so needed! Hang in there, your baby will have his/her gorgeous smile in no time!
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