5 AMAZING NATURAL TEETHERS!
Your bundle of joy is teething, he’s not sleeping, he’s not eating and he’s just plain fussy most of the time. There are ways to help remedy your baby’s discomfort. I have compiled a list of amazing teethers to try with your baby.
Sophie the giraffe is my absolute favorite. We use Sophie with both of my grandkids and they cannot seem to get enough of her, she’s soft, chewable and makes a squeaky sound. She may resemble a dog toy, but who cares? They are gumming away and most importantly, content! Sophie is an all-natural teether, however she is made with latex, so if someone in the family is sensitive to latex, I would choose something else. We purchased ours at Amazon, which overall seems to have to most competitive price.
Frozen celery is great! Not only is it a little chewy, and its cold! Be careful with the celery strings as they may cause choking. (This can be done with a frozen peeled carrot, but make sure not to use baby carrots as they can be a choking hazard!)
I know what you’re thinking, “A frozen washcloth, really? How will this help my teething baby?” Yes, the simple frozen washcloths works wonders, the nubby ridges of an organic cotton cloth washed in a safe-for-baby detergent can massage gums in mysteriously soothing ways. Just make sure that the washcloth is not frozen hard because it can burn the gums of your little one.
These are awesome, and nutritious! If your little teether is already eating solids, take a puree and freeze it in a Popsicle mold. Just watch to make sure she doesn’t manage to pry loose a piece she could choke on Popsicle molds can be found at most of the large department stores and I found a great set on Amazons website at a great price.
These are great if you are on the go. Keep a pack of teething wafers or biscuits in your diaper bag or car and you’ll have something nutritious for your little one to gnaw on in no time! You can even try making these delicious treats yourself!
Check out this really simple recipe below!
Healthy Homemade Teething Biscuits
1 cup infant rice cereal
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1 mashed banana
2 tsp cinnamon
4-8 tbsp. water
Preheat oven to 425.
Mix everything together in a medium sized bowl, starting with 4 tbsp. of water and adding more if necessary. Mix well until a dough forms using your hands. Roll out on a floured surface until about 1/4″-1/2″ thick. Cut out shapes using cookie cutter or cut into squares. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and bake for 15 minutes.
Let cool completely. Store in air-tight container. These can also be stored in the freezer.