Natural Teething Remedies

  I often get asked what homeopathic remedies we use when baby is teething. Here are a few of our favorite things:

1) Boiron Chamomilla 30c homeopathic remedy

2) Genuine Baltic Amber Teething Necklace

3) Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Tablets (daytime and nighttime)

4) Sophie the Giraffe Teether

5) Hyland’s Homeopathic Teething Gel

We use one of the homeopathic remedies you can find at the health food store, Chamomilla, in the 30c potency three times per day. Chamomilla is a particular favorite because it is used for teething and irritability as well as other symptoms such as constipation. I give baby 3 pellets once in the morning, once midday and once in the evening. My daughter is very used to taking her remedies so I am able to show her the pellets and she opens her mouth, ready for me to place them on her tongue.  She sucks on them until they’ve dissolved.  I make sure she is sitting up when I give them to her.  When she first started taking them, I would tuck the pellets in between her cheek and gum and that worked pretty well for her.

The amber teething necklace has been very a effective method in relieving teething pain. These necklaces have been used for a long time on babies and toddlers to relieve teething pain.  Amber is an ancient stone.  When worn against the skin, the warmth of the body heats up the stone and a healing, all natural oil is released onto baby’s skin.  This oil has anti inflammatory properties and helps relieve the inflammation associated with teething. When baby wears her necklace I have noticed she is much more comfortable on days when teething is particularly bothering her. She also has a dry shirt, which if you have been with a baby heavily teething you know that they can become soaked with drool. Since we’ve been using the necklace we have not needed to use a teething bib.

Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablets are great to give throughout the day while alternating with the Chamomilla 30c because they are a blend of a few different remedies that are helpful with teething and irritability. They are also in a lower potency so they can have a different effect on baby. We like to use the nighttime ones before naps and bedtime.

Sophie the giraffe teether is a favorite of our daughter’s. She can really gnaw on it her without hurting her gums.

Hyland’s homeopathic teething gel is a great alternative to the gels that numb baby’s gums.  This one is made of the same remedies we give orally for teething, just in a gel form. (Think of how we can use Arnica topically in a gel or cream and can also take the pellets orally. Same concept.)

There are other things not listed above that we’ve found particularly helpful such as a cold damp wash cloth on the gums (wet a cotton wash cloth and place in the fridge to cool). Baby’s favorite is a warm bubble bath with mama before bed. Yes, on days when baby needs the extra support, I get in the bath with her 🙂 I’ve found when the teething gets rough physical contact, especially skin to skin, is the most relaxing and soothing remedy of all. Plus, mama gets to soak and relax too. Just be sure to plan ahead and make sure you have someone to help you get baby in and out of the tub safely. 

Additionally, there are some great tethers out there without BPA. Green Sprouts makes a ring teether with liquid inside that can be chilled in the fridge or frozen, though our little one finds that if this one is frozen it’s too hard on her gums. Life Factory makes a silicone teether that can be frozen and stays soft. We have also found frozen blueberries or bananas in the Baby Safe feeder to be great.

Hope you find some of our tips helpful and soothing for you and your little one! Best wishes 🌟

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