Since Lil’ Red is teething so much we provide him with all sorts of ways to soothe his gums. We have cold and frozen teethers with a variety of textures, shapes, and surfaces. We also have Hyland’s Teething Tabs which are homeopathic and have seemed to work pretty well. Sometimes the big kids have had aching teeth when one falls out and a new one is coming in. They will ask for a Hyland’s Teething tab.
The other day none of these things seemed to work so we looked up and down the aisle at Walmart and found the cutest teething toys. I held out two choices and Lil’ Red picked Bright Starts First Bites Giraffe which comes with a hard plastic storage case-BONUS! Now we can pack this little guy in the diaper back and not have to worry about it getting fuzzy and gross!
I have seen both Amber and wooden teething necklaces. The Amber necklaces are usually worn by the infant or toddler whereas the wooden necklaces are worn by the mom. I do not own either which is pretty surprising since I have four children. I think if I had known someone who made them and sold them I would have bought one by now. I know some mom’s swear by the Amber necklaces for their baby.
Just about anything that fits into your baby’s mouth could be considered a teething toy, but some are designed for this purpose. We have pop beads, waterproof books, and even offered clean large juice or Gatorade lids as teething toys. Whatever you feel is safe for your baby and providing them some relief. We even bought a Massaging Action Teether for Eldest or Princess when they were toddlers.
Cold Teething Toys
We keep a handful of textured teething toys in the fridge and freezer. I know most teething toys say NOT to freeze but I have found with Summer heat that keeping a teether cool is a challenge. I have made sure to buy brands that I trust and that offer a handle for Lil’ Red to hold onto. You can also dip a washcloth into a wee bit of water and freeze.
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