10 Natural Teething Remedies

Excessive drooling, red cheeks, irritability, constant gnawing on fingers and toes.... these are all the symptoms of teething and mean your little one is getting ready to sprout those first tiny milk teeth.  When it comes to teething, I prefer to reach for natural remedies over medication, and I've tried an assortment of different products in the search of something that will help ease the pain of my little one's suffering. These are my 10 favourite natural teething remedies which I can always rely on to provide some relief for those sore gums...

1. Camilia Teething Relief Camilia is a natural one-product solution that contains no benzocaine, sugar, dyes or preservatives. I love the convenient single-use liquid oral doses, they're sterile and so easy to administer.

2. Comotomo Silicone Teether Both my little ones loved to chomp on their itty bitty fingers, but it can leave them looking a little red and sore, which is why I love the Comotomo Teether.  It's perfectly designed for little hands to hold and features multiple baby-finger-shaped biting points to chew on. It's easy enough for even little baba's to use, plus it's made of 100% safe medical-grade silicone.

3. Bickiepegs Teething Biscuits These were a favourite with Henry. These hard, finger shaped biscuits are perfect to bite down on, and I love that they don't contain sugar.

4. Fox Wooden Teether This cute little teether features a clip, so it's always within reach when baby's gums need some relief.

5. Amber Necklace The premise behind these necklaces is that amber is a resin which when warmed by the body releases oils containing succinic acid – a natural pain reliever. The oils are absorbed through the skin and into the blood steam where they get to work improving immunity, relieving headaches, teething pain and reducing inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach.

6. Freezer Pop Moulds These are the perfect size for little hands to hold. Either freeze homemade fruit purees for a tasty and soothing treat, or use breastmilk if your baby is under 6 months.

7. Weleda Chamomilla Granules Made from soothing chamomile root, these granules are ideal for younger babies (they can be used from birth by being crushed and dissolved in cooled boiled  water). The base granule is made from sucrose so it won't cause problems for lactose-intolerant babies, and  they work for colic as well as teething pain.

8. Hyland's Natural Teething Tablets Just pop 2-3 of these tiny teething tablets under the tongue for fast relief. They dissolve almost immediately, so they don't pose a choking hazard, and quickly soothe baby's teething troubles.

9. Fresh Food Feeder These are great for soothing a baby's sore gums - just pop in a piece of frozen fruit and they can safely gnaw away!

10. Orajel Baby Naturals Teething Gel Containing no benzocaine, parabens, belladonna or dyes, this homeopathic formula immediately soothes irritated gums and calms restlessness.

The age old favourite of freezing a wet washcloth is also an easy and effective way of helping soothe sore gums! What are your go-to teething remedies?

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