When your child is teething, discomfort comes with it. And the discomfort can be just as painful for the parent! There are ways to minimize and relieve the child’s distress – and yours!
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There are other remedies you can use that are more topical in nature. Children will readily latch onto items that ease the gums (including their fist) so holding a chilled carrot or celery stick can provide temporary pain relief. If the child has upper teeth only, there shouldn’t be any risk of choking but total supervision is a must regardless.
You can also rub your clean fingers along the child’s gum to soothe. In doing so, you’ll also get a first hand impression of where your child is in the teething process! You can put a tiny bit of oil on your fingers as well such as clove oil but be careful how much you use – too much can cause a tummy ache. Some mothers use a smidge of vanilla extract on the gum line which appears to produce pain relief as well.
One of the most old-fashioned methods for sore gums is a washcloth. There are a variety of ways to use it – washed, rinsed and then tossed in the freezer until it is well chilled; dipped in a calming herbal caffeine free herbal tea such as chamomile and gently then gently wrung out so there is no excess liquid which could create choking; tied with knots which can be “gummed” by the children.
Several natural parenting sites recommend Chamomile Tea to help with teething and it’s an ingredient in some natural teething products. Chamomile has been used as an herbal remedy for thousands of years in a number of cultures. Make sure that any tea you give to your baby is caffeine-free. You should also never give tea made from plants from a garden, due to the risk of botulism. You can freeze Chamomile Tea into the mesh teethers mentioned above, offer a few cool sips on a spoon, or rub a chamomile tea-dipped finger on your baby’s gums.
Most importantly, it’s smart to be looking for a “natural” solution to the aches and pains of teething rather than introducing a substance that can have side effects. Whether you choose a wash cloth, your fingers with one of the remedies listed here or a much more long lasting method such as natural Amber Teething Necklace your children’s well being and peace are the top priority in parenting.
Please Note: Amber Artisans does not dispense medical advice.