By Stefanie Maglio
No parent wants to see his or her baby in pain. Unfortunately this
happens to come along with teething. Luckily, there are many different
options to consider when it comes to relieving the pain, but avoiding
potentially harmful chemical remedies is very important especially with
babies. Here are some safe ways to help your baby while they are
A gentle gum massage with a clean finger can help to relieve a lot
Gently pressing a refrigerator-chilled spoon to the baby’s gums.
This works best when the child has yet to have any teeth break through
the surface to avoid any accidental chipping.
Allowing the baby to chew on a cold, and or wet washcloth has been
said to help with the pain of teething.
Chilled foods such as applesauce or yogurt can help soothe gums
Plush teething toys specifically from organic brands have fruit flavor
and are machine washable.
OTC Pain reliever is also an option. Just make sure to check with
your pediatrician before giving some to the child.
Baby Orajel Naturals is a product to use for pain relief.
Wooden teethers may sound dangerous but they are actually an
effective option for relieving pain.
Rubber teethers that are BPA free.
Sometimes all it may take is a simple distraction such as some bath
If the baby is six months of age or older, introducing a small soppy
cup with cool water can be soothing as well.