Teething is an interesting time in a baby’s life. Some days are fine, some days are truly awful, and teething can last for what feels like forever. Luckily, there are some things that can help relieve some of your baby’s discomfort and pain.
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One of my favorite teething products is Camilia drops. It is a natural soother for teething gums. For me, this helped with Lily’s teething discomfort well enough that most of the time we didn’t need any Tylenol. I would usually use it at night when she couldn’t settle down enough to sleep. During the day, we could distract her enough that she didn’t seem to be too uncomfortable. But at night, she needed the drops to help soothe her into sleep.
Infant Tylenol or Motrin.
Tylenol or Motrin (after 6 months) is for when the teething is really bad, especially at bedtime if baby can’t sleep. There are times when baby is in such pain they just cry and you’ve checked their diaper/fed them/checked for hair tourniquets and tried to entertain them. Obviously follow your pediatrician’s guidelines on using it and for dosage (it’s based on your baby’s weight).
This teething toy with little bristles is amazing and helped her so much whenever she was teething. Lily didn’t seem to like when we froze her teething toys, but I know a lot of babies do like that. You can also freeze/refrigerate damp wash cloths for baby to chew on. Her finger toothbrush was also super helpful for teething on, and then once the teeth come in, you can use it to give her a quick brush. This mombella mushroom is the latest rage, but James so far isn’t a fan.
Mesh Food Feeders.
I also froze some of my breastmilk in ice molds and then stuck them in these mesh pacifiers which helped (it does drip everywhere though). You can also put fruit in these once baby starts eating and frozen fruit in these could help with teething pain.