For most parents, teething is one of the most frustrating and terrifying stages your baby can go through. It can be exciting to see your little one reach this milestone, but it pains us to see them fussing and crying non stop!
Let’s look at some of the best teething hacks to help you and your baby make it through this phase.
Hack #1: Frozen Fruit
Most babies start teething after they have started eating solid food. As little teeth start emerging from their gums, one easy way to relieve their pain is to give them frozen fruits like bananas and watermelon. These treats offer instant relief as the cold numbs the pain. Ice pops or frozen yogurt can also do wonders!
Hack #2: Cold Wash Cloth
Almost everything that your baby puts on her mouth for teething gets thrown away and makes a mess, but this hack is an exemption! Just wet the wash cloth with water and put it in the freezer. Take it out once cold and let your baby chew on it. It will collect the drool and soothe your baby’s aching gums at the same time.
Hack #3: Warm Bath
Giving your infant a warm bath on a typical day lets them relax and sleep better. Doing this a couple of times a day when your baby is teething can also help them get distracted from the pain and makes it easier for them to fall in a deep sleep.
Hack #4: Mommy’s Fingers
Sometimes, all your baby needs is something to munch on - so offer a clean finger and gently massage her sore gums to ease the pain from teething.
Hack #5: Pacifier Pops
Cold makes the pain go away for a time. For this hack, make use of your ice trays and pacifiers! Fill your ice trays with either breastmilk, yogurt, or juice - and dip the pacifiers in. Put them in the freezer overnight and you’ll get pacifier pops in the morning. Your baby will surely love it and forget about their aching gums.
Hack #6: Chilled Teether Toys
Just a plain, simple teether is not enough, so chill them because you will need more than one when your baby is going through the teething phase. Stock up on teether toys so your baby can use one after another.
Hack #7: Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is known to have calming effects when used in a tea. Try to incorporate a little bit of chamomile tea into your baby’s meals. You only need a couple of teaspoons to add to their food and you’ll see how relaxed your baby will feel. It also helps with easing pain from colic and gets babies to sleep better.
Taking care of a teething baby can be exhausting because it can last for days or weeks, so don’t hesitate to get help from your partner or any family or a friend when you have to. Don’t be too hard on yourself or feel frustrated. You and your baby will survive this anyway! 😉💋