The dreaded teething stage… cranky baby + no sleep = STRESSED OUT MAMA! When my daughter’s first tooth popped through she was as mellow as they come. Didn’t seem to bother her whatsoever. But that second tooth, my goodness what a change! I was clueless on what to do for her because I thought she was just a tough cookie. But I found some things that dramatically helped my daughter with her teething pain and I hope they can help your baby out too!
1. FROZEN APPLE JUICE IN MESH FEEDER: My sister-in-law gave me this idea and I am so glad she did. This is a great little treat for babies but also helping their sore little gums. I just took the Gerber apple juice and poured a small amount into an ice cube tray, filling them a little less than halfway. Let them freeze overnight and then pop out in the morning. Keep them stored in a plastic baggy. Take one or two out at a time and place inside a mesh feeder. Watch your babies face light up with happiness as they are tasting something super delicious and sweet but also cooling and calming down their pain!
2. HOMEMADE TEETHING BISCUITS: I know they sell teething biscuits and cookies you can buy in the store but I really enjoy making my daughters food myself. Not because I think store bought baby food is bad, but because i’m a stay at home mom and have the time to make it! Here is the recipe to make your own teething biscuits:
3. WOODEN TEETHING RING: Something about the wooden teething ring works SO much better than the other kinds of teething toys they offer in stores. They are all-natural, chemical free and seems to be enjoyed more by babies. Thank you to ChickadeeSanDiego for sending me this adorable wooden teething lovey and matching bandanna bib! My daughter loves this large wooden teething ring and gnaws on it all day long! The best part is that the attached lovey is incredibly soft and she loves cuddling up with it as well. The ring is coated with beeswax and olive oil so you do not have to worry about it splintering.
Head over to ChickadeeSanDiego’s store and see all their adorable teething rings, burp clothes, bibs & blankets!
Just remember mama’s, “this too shall pass”. This dreaded teething stage won’t last forever. You might have a couple stressful days and sleepless nights, but all you can do is love on your baby and try your best to soothe their pain! Good luck!