When your baby starts teething, it can be both an exciting and challenging experience. Teething is a huge milestone in their development, but it usually comes with the most discomfort and fussiness. We know how important it is to feel like you’re providing the best care and relief possible for your little ones while they’re going through this phase.
That’s usually where teething and soothing remedies come in. In this blog post, we are going to share 7 gentle and effective remedies to help alleviate your birdie’s teething discomfort. From chilled teething rings to natural and safe remedies, we’ve got you covered with a range of options.
Let’s dive in and discover ways to bring relief to your teething baby’s sore gums.
7 Teething and Soothing Baby Remedies with Birdie Bean
We know that teething can be a trying time for both parents and babies. The pain and discomfort that your little birdie is feeling from their new and emerging teeth can cause sleepless nights, irritability and lots of tears.
Thankfully, there are numerous remedies available that can provide relief and sooth your baby’s sore gums. By exploring these 7 teething remedies, you can hopefully find the one that works best for your little one’s needs. Whether it’s the coolness of a chilled teething ring or the gentle pressure of a gum massage, there’s a solution out there to make teething more manageable for both you and your birdie.
Join us as we explore these teething and soothing baby remedies, and as we hopefully help provide you with practical tips and insights on easing this new discomfort.
Every baby is unique, so it's essential to find the remedies that resonate with your little one. And remember, you’re not alone! We’re here to help support and empower you on your new journey.
So, grab a cup of tea, take a deep breath, and let's embark on this teething relief adventure. Your baby's smile is waiting on the other side, and with these remedies in your arsenal, you'll be well-equipped to provide the soothing comfort your little one deserves.
Chilled Teething Rings
We’ve worked hard to develop safe and effective teething rings for your birdies. Our teethers are made with 100% food-grade materials. They have a multi-textured surface that provides relief to your baby’s sore and sensitive gums.
One of the easiest things you can do for a teething baby is give them a teether that’s been chilled in the refrigerator. The cool temperature can help soothe their gyms and provide them with much needed relief from teething discomfort.
And the perfect bestie to a Birdie Bean teether? A beautiful Birdie Bean lovey.
Cold Lovey (or washcloth)
Dampen their favorite Birdie Bean lovey or a washcloth with cold water. Then place it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Pull it out and give it to your baby to chew and suck on. The coldness can offer relief to their sore gums and you can trust that our bamboo viscose material is made from the safest materials and dyed without any harsh chemicals.
Look for teething toys specially designed for babies. These toys should be made of soft, flexible materials that are safe for chewing. Some teething toys can also be chilled for those additional soothing effects.
If you haven’t found any teething toys that work for your little one, give our Birdie Bean teethers a try. They’re FDA approved, BPA and toxin-free, safety tested and certified ASTM compliant.
You can gently rub your clean finger or a moistened gauze pad along your baby’s gums for a little ‘gum massage’. The gentle pressure can help alleviate teething discomfort. Make sure that your hands are cleaned with a gentle, fragrance-free soap before attempting this method.
If your birdie is old enough to eat solid foods, you can try teething biscuits. These biscuits are designed to be safe for babies to chew on and can provide relief to their teething pain.
Anjali from the Picky Eater blog has shared a super easy recipe to make your own teething biscuits, with only four ingredients. Follow along with her recipe here. We love that she always shares a video helping you easily follow along with her recipes.
Sometimes, the best remedy is to distract your little one from the discomfort they’re feeling. You can try getting them to play or do an activity with you or take them for a short walk. Whatever you find best distracts them from what’s going on in their mouths. Providing a change of scenery and diverting their attention can help with alleviating some of the pain.
Parents have been using herbal remedies to relieve teething pain for hundreds of years. We always like to find a natural alternative when we can, so we thought we’d share some of the natural and herbal remedies we’ve found for teething over the years.
- Rosehip: Filled with antioxidants and vitamin C, rosehip is not only a great teething remedy, but it also boosts the immune system. It helps with teething because it contains anti-inflammatory properties.
- Chamomile: This is one of the more popular natural teething remedies. It can help relax your little one and soothe irritability.
- Clove: A natural anesthetic that has been shown to work as as well benzocaine at relieving pain
How to use Herbal Teething Remedies
Using herbal remedies it’s hard. Start by brewing any of the above remedies as a tea. Then you can dip a cool cloth in the tee and let your baby chew on it. You can also make a tea and rub the cooled liquid directly on your baby's gums.
However, it’s always important to consult your pediatrician before using natural remedies.
Remember, every baby is different, so it’s essential to find the remedies that work best for your little one. You might try everything on this list before you find something that works – but that’s OK! If you have concerns or if your birdie is experiencing excessive discomfort, it’s always a good idea to consult your pediatrician for guidance.
We hope that there’s a teething and soothing remedy on this list that will help your little one get some relief during this phase. If there’s something that’s worked for you, that’s not on this list, we’d love to know! Join us over on Instagram (@birdiebeanbaby) and share your teething remedies with us there.