Finger on Gums
A clean adult finger, placed gently on a baby’s gum or doing massage, can be enough to ease the pain. If a drool-soaked hand isn’t your cup of tea, a wooden spoon or wooden teething rings also offer natural pressure against the tooth that’s trying to break through.
If you’re on the go, want to look put-together, and also want something baby can safely grab and chew, try Chewbeads and similar jewelry. The soft, nontoxic pieces let moms accessorize without worrying about beaded necklaces that might fall apart and become a choking hazard under the pressure of a baby’s pain relie
It’s All About You, Mom
Mom Feeding Baby
If you are breast-feeding, nursing is often a reliable way to give your baby some comfort, and teething time is no exception.
The sucking is what matters for some babies, but don’t feel like you have to keep nursing if it’s not working. Move on to other options if pain is still a problem. Also, for some babies, Mom’s breast can be tempting to bite on. Several bloggers recommend rubbing your baby’s gums with a clean finger if biting becomes a problem.
Tea for Teeth
Cup of tea
Several natural parenting sites recommend chamomile tea to help with teething and it’s an ingredient in some natural teething products. Chamomile has been used as an herbal remedy for thousands of years in a number of cultures. Make sure that any tea you give to your baby is caffeine-free. You should also never give tea made from plants from a garden, due to the risk of botulism.
You can freeze chamomile tea into the mesh teethers mentioned above, offer a few cool sips on a spoon, or rub a chamomile tea-dipped finger on your baby’s gums.