Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tips for Tolerable Teething

Teething is awful, simply awful. My little one popped the first 8 teeth in a matter of a few rough weeks, but his one year molars were a bear. He suffered for about a month of sleepless nights before they finally pushed through.

There were a few things that helped give him some relief.

1. Nursing: It made him feel better, so I let him nurse whenever he needed it, which was quite a bit at night.

2. Frozen Fruits and Smoothies: When he was 7-8 months old, my little one loved to suck on frozen fruit in these handy Munchkin Fresh Food Feeders. Later I gave him pieces of cut up frozen smoothie that I froze in my Silicone Ice Cube Trays.

3. Natural Teething Tablets: I tried Hyland's Homeopathic Baby Teething Tablets after my sister-in-law recommended them. They worked very well for the first teeth, but didn't do much for the 1st year molars. They are homeopathic, but I was still hesitant to give my baby too much of it.

4. Chamomile Tea: A few sips of Cozy Chamomile Herbal Tea and my little one was able to go to sleep easier and sleep longer when painful gums would normally keep him up all night.

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