So your little one is teething, huh?
That means you’re likely dealing with a drooling, biting, crying baby that’s irritable and is refusing to eat (or let you sleep). Teething is no fun for anyone but is, of course, an unavoidable part of having a little one. The good news? We have some tips and tricks that can help soothe your baby’s discomfort – and your headache!
Keep it cold (and fruity)
Chilly things are particularly soothing to a teething baby. That’s why we recommend slicing up a cucumber and placing it in the freezer for 30 minutes before letting baby chew on the slices. Be sure to cut the pieces large enough so that they don’t pose a choking hazard and so that baby can grip the slices. Experiment with different fruits and vegetables – celery, carrots, bananas and mango. This is a great way to not only relieve the pain, but give your little one some extra vitamins
Massage it away
As simple as it sounds, giving your baby a little face massage can do wonders to rub away the pain. Try making circular motions on and around the outside of the mouth and along the cheekbones and jaw line. Sometimes he or she may resist it, but other times it can really help. You can also try rubbing the gums directly and see if that’s a hit!
Zebra it to soothe it
Finally, we have to say that 10 out of 10 babies agree that our Zeta Zebra teething toy is the best way to soothe sore gums. Okay, we haven’t done a certified scientific study to get that statistic, but from the number of happy reviews and feedback we get – we think it’s a pretty good estimation. Not only is our lovable Zeta super cute, but she’s made of food-grade silicone that’s super soft – not to mention non-toxic, BPA-free, PVC-free, latex-free, Phthalate-free, Cadmium-free, Nitrosamine-free and lead-free. Plus, she is dishwasher and freezer safe so you can put to use the “keep it cold” tip above and before you know it the teething blues will just be a distant memory!
Best of luck and lots of love,
xo New Little Wonders