Baby Got The Teething Blues? How To Quickly Soothe Those Little Gums.

Teething there is nothing as cute and exciting as when baby gets that first little tooth. There is also no bigger relief for a tired Mama as when that tooth finally pops out and sleep can once again reign! So many of you are asking what you can do for your little ones teething pain and answers we have just for you! Hang in there Mama, this too shall pass.

** A few mommies recommend rubbing whiskey or other alcohol products on babies gums. Please do not do this. This puts your baby at risk for all sorts of bad things. If you must use alcohol to sooth someone keep the soothing for you. 😉

Tips and tricks to soothe and calm even the fussiest teething baby www.simplymoms.net

Most Popular Teething product

Hand down Simply Moms mothers recommended the Razbaby RaZberry Teether . This pacifier shaped teether seems to be a favorite of babies near and far. It provides your little one with a hands-free teether so they can do their most important work. PLAY! From what I am told by other Mamas’ like yo Razbaby RaZberry Teether for teething babiesu is that you can freeze it to cool your little one’s gums. It is 100% non-toxic silicone and textured not to mention it is freaking ADORABLE!!!

Don’t you agree?

What I personally like is the fact they are not liquid filled. I don’t know about your little one but mine always seemed to puncture those liquid filled teethers once they were teethers with teeth.

I certainly see why other mommies love these and their babies do as well.

 

Let’s Get Old-School

A damp clean frozen wash cloth for a teething baby

Sometimes the best solutions are those handed down through generations, you know the free and easy ones. Perhaps this is something you never even thought of.

When my now mostly grown children and Little Miss were the teething age we would take a new clean wash cloth, wet it and squeeze it out and pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes or so.

Once frozen it was handed off to the little one to chew and suck on.

Personally, I think it worked swimmingly well. It kept their interest for a long while and the coolness was soothing to their sore gums.

One mommy mentioned soaking the cloth in juice and wringing it out and freezing it. I have never tried it but if you do tell me how it works.

Look Why Not Just Chill?

Mesh net feeders for teething babies just add cool or frozen fruits or veggies.

No silly I didn’t mean you chill out I mean chill those gums right off THEN you can chill, sound like a deal?

How about a breast milk or formula popsicle?

 

Cold and tasty um for them ha ha.Or if your days with your little are more adventurous some frozen fruit puree.There are so many awesome popsicle molds for making popsicles at home my favorite ones for babies are the new silicone popsicle  molds that do not have a stick (Think freeze pop) you can check them out >> here << 

Or of the idea of popsicles doesn’t work for you. You can add frozen fruits or ice cubes to a mesh feeder. Little Miss loved hers with frozen banana chunks in it. There are so many possibilities here, frozen blue berries, strawberries, peaches, nice cold apple slices just to name a few. What would you add?

Teething Biscuit Any One?

I confess I always used these with my babies. They LOVED them. Here is another confession. I sat there and watched them munch on them because I was well aware of the fact pieces can, would and did break off and it poses a choking hazard. This is not something you hand to a baby and walk away they need to be supervised closely with these. However, with that supervision, they are generally a big hit and well, a big old mess but isn’t that half the fun?

The Teether You Always Have Right At The Tip Of Your Fingers.

A nice clean mommy or daddy finger can make for a wonderful teether. Just apply light pressure to their gums and it helps relieve of some of the pain.  I am pretty sure it does not get any more simple, or cheap but people have done it for generations and it does in deed help.

Amber Necklaces Do They Work? Are They Safe?

Some of you mommies swear by these. Others say they didn’t see any difference at all. The medical field does not advocate their use due to choking and strangulation risks. The is also strong doubt in the medical field that they work.  I personally have not used one. So I can’t weigh in with my opinions.

A Word On Orajel and Infant Pain Relievers

This article was written with the idea in mind of trying to avoiding the medicated route of caring for a teething baby.

However, we realize as a mom you will make the ultimate choices for your own babies comfort.

It has been mentioned recently that an ingredient in Baby Orajel,  Benzocaine could possibly be very unsafe for babies. The FDA states “the use of benzocaine gels and liquids for mouth and gum pain can lead to a rare but serious—and sometimes fatal—condition called methemoglobinemia” Though there is  Baby Orajel Natual that does not contain this ingredient or alcohol, it also left out any food dyes. Making it a much safer alternative.

It is my suggestion for infant pain relievers that you speak to your child’s pediatrician about proper dosage and use.

 

How did you deal with teething? We would love to hear your comments, questions, and ideas below!

 

 

From An Old, New Mom’s Mouth: These Are the Products You Need

At 25 years old, I became Mama. And then again at 26 years old. For fifteen years I heard, “Wow! Your kids are so close in age.” Until I had my next child at age 39+ and now I hear, “Wow! Your kids are so far apart in age.” And both exclamations are on point.

I loved being Mama at age 25 and I love it even more now, with two teens and a baby. But, GEEZ, have things changed. I could go on for pages about the ways that things have changed, but I promised my friend, Jenn, that I would talk about how the products have changed. At the risk of sounding old, there are so many more products available for new moms now that make things so much easier. If you have a baby shower coming up, pay attention. Any of these 5 products will be a big hit.


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My Top 5 Favorite “New Mom” Must-Have Products

 

5 Crowd Pleasing baby Shower Gift Ideas

1. Net Teethers

Teething is the worst. And teething rings were not cutting it for my little one. With my older two, I remember putting an ice cube in a ziplock bag and letting my babies bite on it. The bag would rip, I would have to take it away and the screaming would resume.

But now, there are Net Teethers! When I found out about these, I realized how much things had changed in 15 years, since my older kids were babies. These are brilliant.

Simply put an ice cube, frozen fruit, or even froze breast milk in the net, latch it closed, and your baby will love the taste and the feeling on his sore little gums. I bought two sets, one for the diaper bag and one for home. This is a must-have baby essential and a great, affordable baby shower gift.

2. Boppy Covers

When I became a Mama 16 years ago, one of my favorite gifts was a Boppy. It is perfect for nursing, propping your baby, and for early tummy time. But, back then, they did not have removable covers and were very awkward to clean. I was overjoyed to learn that Boppy slipcovers are now a thing, and come in so many adorable patterns.

Breast milk squirts on the Boppy? No problem
simply remove the slipcover and change it with another one. Toss the gross one in the washer. So stinking easy now!

3. Side Sleeping Crib

I am a big fan of co-sleeping. I do not want to get out of bed every time my little angel wants to nurse during the night. And, I love to watch him sleep. I have heard the cautionary warnings about co-sleeping. And, although I co-slept with both of my older kids, I totally get that there are risks. When I found this side sleeping crib I fell completely in love. The side sleeping crib allows me to cuddle all night and be safe!

4. Baby Sling

The week after I delivered my new baby, my oldest had a high school football game. I have never missed one of his games and I didn’t plan on ever missing a game. Thank heavens for the baby sling. At least five times I heard, “Oh my goodness, is there a baby in their?” And, there was a baby in there. My newborn fit so comfortably down into the sling with nothing by his tiny nose sticking out.

The baby sling is the perfect solution to staying active while having your baby snuggled up closely to you. It also comes in so many cute colors and patterns and makes the perfect baby shower gift.

5. Echo Dot

I know you are probably thinking, “What does an Echo Dot have to do with baby stuff?” But, just hear me out.

My husband bought me an Echo Dot one month after our son was born. He thought it would be a great way for me to keep track of things “hands free” while I tended to our baby and tried to work a few hours a day. At first, I gave him a side eye, but he was so right.

I use the Echo Dot in the following fun ways:

  • Alexa, play baby lullabys.
  • Alexa, play spa music.
  • Alexa, add baby wipes to my shopping list.
  • Alexa, what is a good food for a 4 month old?
  • Alexa, I have potatoes, pasta sauce, white fish, and cheese. What can I make with these ingredients? (By the way, she gave me the tastiest recipe.)
  • Alexa, do babies get laryngitis? (They do, by the way.)

The list goes on and on. This was a big score for my husband and a great idea for all new moms.

I would love to learn about your favorite Mama products. Leave your faves in the comments!


Self employed for over a decade, Julie Wilson is the mother of two teens and a baby. She owns multiple businesses and has worked from home for over a decade. Her blog, www.allaboutselfemployment.com is designed to help anyone with a yearning to ditch their 9 to 5 escape to live a life of freedom. Email her at Julie@allaboutselfemployment.com.