Babies usually start teething around 6 months but some babies may start teething as early as 3 months old.And during teething,some babies may experience soreness and pain.Babies can also get fussy and quite irratitable which is why you will need to have an arsenal of tricks and remedies to help your little one get through the rough days.
Here are some of my favorite baby teething essentials that I’ve used to help relieve pain when my little ones were teething.
1.Sofie the Giraffe Teether
If you are looking for a teether for your munchkin, look no further. Sofie is a fabulous teether and your little one will no doubt enjoy chewing,gnawing, attacking and drooling on it.The baby will soon look to it to soothe her aching gums.Plus,its made from 100% Natural Rubber, free of BPA and Phthalates.
When the baby is teething there’s only a limited number of things we can do to make them comfortable.One of the simplest yet most effective ways to reduce the pain is to give the baby something that has been frozen such as a wash cloth.When baby chews on the cloth ,it will numb baby’s gums.
Wet a few good wash cloths like these ones from Aden and Anais making sure to leave about a quater of the wash cloth dry so baby can hold the wash cloth comfortably and simply put them in the freezer for a few hours.When the baby is fussy just take one out of the freezer and let the baby chew on it to relieve her pain.
Some times it may not be practical to carry around a wet wash cloth, especially if you are out and about with the little one.Whenever I put my daughter in the car seat or stroller,she likes to play and gnaw on a teething ring or keys.These teething keys can be placed in the refrigerater to cool, so they can provide comfort to baby’s sore gums.
4.Fresh Food Feeder
These Fresh Food Feeders will not only help soothe your baby’s sore gums but will also allow you to get some nutritious food in your baby’s body -all at the same time.Simply put some frozen bananas, strawberrries etc and place in the mesh bag.You little one can chew or suck on the contents and you can be assured that only tiny little particles get through the mesh bag,without the risks of choking.Just be prepared to clean up a very messy baby afterwards!
5. DROOL BIBS
With teething comes drooling.LOTS OF DROOLING!!
I love these super absorbent and stylish bandana bibs. They stay in place and prevent the baby from getting wet constantly.They are also super cute-you wouldn’t have to think twice about leaving the bib on, while you and the baby are out and about.
Just like most babies my daughter loves putting anything she sees in her mouth.Whenever she’s on my lap she tries to pull my hair to her mouth and chew on it.When a friend suggested that I get a teething necklace I was bit skeptical. But after wearing a teething necklace for a while now,I have come to love it.
A teething necklace like this one which is made from 100% food grade silicone, BPA-Free and contains no harmful chemicals. It can help soothe the baby’s gums when baby chews on the beads.
Teething can be an extremely trying time for you and a painful time for your little munchkin. But with these baby teething essentials, you can provide comfort to your baby without having to use medications.