Top 5 Tips for Teething and how they helped me and many others


The Teething Stage Has Arrived

March 23rd, 2020, as lockdown hit our homes, we had a lot to deal with and the new ways of living were hitting us hard, and thinking we had enough to contend with, our little boy was hit with the teething pains. My son was being teased at six months with his first tooth, at least we thought it was one, but he actually had two bottom teeth trying to make an appearance.

We would be up all hours of the night, we were tired, we were exhausted, our poor little guy had the annoyance of having his first tooth popping up and then going back into hiding it felt like it was never ending, and having nowhere else to go but the four walls we had to get used to, we were at a lost cause. So what now?

As the weeks went on, we started trying out little tips and tricks to see if they would work and we definitely found some of the favourites! So below I have added some of the best tricks that really helped to soothe our little boy and also I will be sharing some of the most popular tips that will hopefully help your little ones too…

Top Tip #1: Breastmilk Lollies

Nuby Garden Fruitsicles Frozen Purees

When researching online I found this to be one of the most popular ways to soothe your baby when teething. Although we stopped breastfeeding our son at only ten days after birth, I do plan on using this idea the next time around! If you are breastfeeding however, then this one is for you…

Also known as “mumsicles”, these are great quick fix for your little ones if the teething pains are getting too much to bare. They are also a great alternative to use during those hotter days playing in the sun for your little one. These little life savers probably are not something you want to give your little one all of the time, but every now and then is a great way to keep the pains at bay.

These are so simple to make, if you are already expressing milk, you can add these to lollipop moulds and leave them in the freezer ready for when you need them.

Top Tip #2 Fruit Feeders – Turned to Frozen Fruities!

These were an absolute godsend when Reggie was going through his worst part of teething. I found that even by just putting them in the freezer for 30 minutes and then giving them to Reggie it soothed his gums a lot quicker.

Another way you can use these to their advantage is by adding frozen breastmilk ice cubes, or frozen fruit to them allowing your baby to chew on the yummy goodness as well as soothing their gums from being in the freezer.

You can purchase either the silicone teats which is what I used or another brand are the Tommee Tippee Fresh Food Feeder which is on Amazon for around £4 with a mesh lining.

Top Tip #3 Frozen Yoghurt and Food Pouches…

A friend told me that she used this technique on her son when he was teething, she said it worked a treat and was so simple too plus an extra bonus, CHEAP!

She said that she used to buy Frubes and pop them in the freezer, once they had been in there for a while she would take one out, roll down the wrapping of the tube and give it to her son to let him chew on it. Of course you can either sit with them and hold it so their hands don’t get cold, or even wrap some kitchen roll around it. These are a great way to keep those pesky aches and pains at bay as the yoghurt starts to melt quite quickly once it is out of the freezer.

Why not try another way…

Another way is to buy your favourite fruit pouches, like Ellas Kitchen or I used Aldi’s very own brand to then make your very own frozen fruity treats!

Buying these are a great way to save money and keep your little busy. Grab yourself a pouch and with some grease proof paper, squeeze different shapes onto the paper, these can be any shape you like just make sure it isn’t too big as your baby needs to nibble on these! Pop them into the freezer and allow them to go hard and ta-da fruity frozen goodness!

Top Tip #4 Teething Gel

Teething Gel was a big winner in The Smith household when was Reggie was at the beginning of his teething stages. We found the teething gel Ashton and Arsons Teething Gel and it worked wonders.

It can be used from ages 3 months+ and rapidly forms a barrier around the gums to help ease the pains.

Apply a pea sized amount to the affected area and gently massage the gums with the applicator. Apply preferably after meals and before your little one goes to sleep to promote the build up and prolong pain relief. I used this around 3 – 4 times a day which is the daily recommended amount as stated.

Top Top #5 Teething Granules

Trying these in a public place for me and other Mums was always fun, the fact that they come in tiny individual sachets and trying to pour these into your babies mouth whilst people look on in astonishment was actually one of the highlights for me!

These were so good for Reggie, I know other parents who would take these out with them and would quickly pop them into their little ones mouths and it worked a treat.

Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules is a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for babies over the age of 3 months. They are used for the symptomatic relief of teething pain and the symptoms associated with teething which are sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks and dribbling.

Have you got some interesting teething tips? I would love to hear from you! I am always happy to receive amazing tips and ideas to share. I would love to hear from you or any feedback is always appreciated.

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