Today, I was going to post a baby essentials guide, but after this weekend I can think of nothing more essential than Teething Tips!
My 7-month-old had a rough couple of days. I think her top teeth are ready to break through. She got her first two teeth almost at the same time at around 4 months old. I know! Super early! We really haven’t had any teething behaviors since (excessive drooling, chewing on everything, low grade fever, etc.).
Luckily, I have found the “Holy Grail” of pain relief for teething! It’s the Babyganics Teething Pods! They are made of clove oil and you just rub it on your baby’s gums. My little one naps so good after we apply it. It seems to help her so much. Plus, she smells like a honey-baked ham! Seriously. At least she’s comfortable now and that’s all we mommas can hope for.
How did I find this “Holy Grail” product? Babyganics is a brand that is sold at Target (you can also find it on Amazon!). It was a completely random purchase when we had our first round of teething. Of course, I read up on Baby Orajel and the Hyland’s Teething Tablets. I realize that those products may not be the best choice for me and my baby (no judgment if you use those products-girl just do whatever works!).
Now, let’s talk teethers. My little one will chew on literally anything. A blessing and a curse! Sometimes she’ll bite down too hard on something plastic and proceed to get very upset and look at me like it’s my fault (probably is to be fair). Her absolute favorite teether is the Carrot by Infantino. This one is so amazing because it has easy grip handles! It’s perfect for babies that are early teethers. And it doesn’t need to be cold to be useful. She seems completely satisfied just gnawing away. Bonus Tip: It looked REALLY cute in her Easter Pictures too!
She’s a few months older since our teething journey began and has a much better grip on her toys. Now she’s really into Sophie the Giraffe because she can reach her back gums with Sophie’s legs. (You should have seen the “light bulb” go off when she figured that one out!) Originally, I didn’t think she liked Sophie to chew on. I realize now that Sophie was just too difficult to hold when she was just a few months old.
I really hope all these tips and tricks help all the babies and mommas out there! Happy teething. Leave a comment below on what helps your little one. Thanks for stopping by!