Every child will teethe and some will take it like a champ and some it will destroy them and you. This post is to hopefully make teething as easy as possible.
My daughter was a in between baby. Some teeth we didn’t even know about and others we were painfully aware. We survived using a couple of products I absolutely swear by.
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There are a variety of symptoms for teething. Some of the more well known ones are: drooling, fussiness, trouble sleeping, clingy, and possibly a fever. Some babies you’ll be able to see the white tooth coming up, others will just be swollen red gums.
Another sign of teething is gnawing or chewing on a variety of objects. A symptom I didn’t realize is loss of appetite and diarrhea. It makes sense though because their gums hurt so they don’t wanna eat. Some kids drool so much that it loosens their stool. This was my child. She was a drool factory.
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So I had heard a lot about these necklaces and was just as skeptical as you probably are reading this. Let me tell you, so worth it!! My daughter never got a teething fever and out of 16 teeth so far only two were bad. We put this necklace on her at 3 months and never took it off. Not to sleep, shower, we just never took it off. She’s almost two and still wears it.
My daughter got 10 teeth in ten weeks. A tooth every week sounds extremely unpleasant but for the most part, it went smoothly. Yes she woke up a couple times at night because she was uncomfortable but after some quick cuddles she was as good as new. We didn’t have to deal with 90% of the bad teething symptoms. Thank goodness.
What is an teething necklace and how does it help? A teething necklace is made of Baltic Amber. When amber is worn on the body, the heat releases oils within the amber that are natural analgesics. These oils are then absorbed into the skin and help ease the pain felt. You can also get a bracelet if the necklace makes you uneasy, I was too at first.
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I recommend a teething toy like the banana tooth brush, Sophie the giraffe, munch mitt, or something similar. What teething babies want is to put everything in their mouth. These items usually have raised portions that feel good when rubbed against their gums.
We used a combination of banana tooth brush and munch mitt. Her favorite surprisingly was the banana tooth brush. I think the rubber bristles of the tooth brush felt the best. Her second go to was munch mitt. She never actually wore but she loved to chew on it if banana tooth brush wasn’t available. Plus it crinkled when she squeezed so she got a double whammy toy.
We also loved these, it’s a teething toy with bristles on both sides. We had like four and they came with a carrying case so I didn’t have to worry about it getting gross in the diaper bag!
These are the holy grail when your teething baby won’t eat. I say this because you can buy food feeders that allow you to place frozen fruit or in our case frozen breast milk in them. The baby gets relief and nutrition. We didn’t use frozen fruit till 7 months though but it’s up to you and your doctor to decide when food is right!
The kind you put in the freezer is great too, I suggest one that has an animal attached. Here’s one that we used. This way their hand doesn’t get cold or yours if you are holding it!
This was a must for us because she was a non stop fountain of drool. She didn’t get her first two teeth until about 8 months old but she drooled so much from age 3 months until those first two teeth. Bibs were a must, unless we wanted to change her outfit 3-4 times a day. I suggest getting the kind of bib that have a light plastic backing. This way all that drool doesn’t start soaking into the clothing.
I love essential oils and they have helped us so many times I cannot even count. So before I talk about them, it is always recommended to consult a doctor before using oils on yourself or your child.
Now that that is out of the way, let’s get to the good part! I always diffused oils when my daughter was a baby since most oils cannot he used topically on babies. I would diffuse lavender ( it can be used topically on a child but it needs to be diluted). Dilute drops with carrier oil at a ratio of 1:4 for babies 4-8 months old and 1:2 for babies older than 8 months. Babies younger than 4 months, oils are not recommended to be used topically. I would also diffuse thieves because it help boost immunity and sometimes when children teethe they can get a cold. Or at least symptoms of a cold like runny nose, fever, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.
Wanna know how oils can help you and your family? Read my essential oil go to guide! Still have questions? Contact me and I will be more than happy to help!