As most of you know I have an 18 months old son whom I adore endlessly. He has been teething since he was six months old. By now I have developed a pretty good idea of how to ease his teething pain and get him more comfortable during those painful times.
I would like to share some of the products I have been using and continue to use since the start of his teething journey. Here are some of the teething products that have worked for us so far. If you have any questions or recommendations feel free to comment below.
I want to send a big thank you to my friend Jemma who has been guiding me through my motherhood journey from the start. Jemma, you are a true gem and I am so grateful to have you in my life. Thank you for always being there for me even though we are hundreds of miles away.
Hyland’s Baby Tiny Cold Tablets
Please consult with your pediatrician first.
I give two pills before nap and two before night sleep when he is teething. Hyland’s Baby Tiny Cold Tablets are very small and dissolve on baby’s tongue quickly so there’s no need to worry about them choking your little one. One more tip, don’t hold it in your hand for too long or it will melt.
Camilia teething drops
This is a MUST have in a teething baby home. Camilia is a great alternative to all the other over-the-counter medicine. Camila has helped with my son’s sleeping in general.
Camilia is odorless and flavorless unless you have a very sophisticated pallet. I used to give him one to two vials every three hours during his teething time. It works wonders and has helped my son’s teething pain during the worse times. As you know the acid that is developed in the baby’s mouth during teething can be swallowed and cause diarrhea. Interestingly enough I think that Camilia may have indirectly helped my son when he had diarrhea during his teething. Coincidence? Not sure.
Amber Teething Necklace
I didn’t know much about amber necklace or bracelet for teething. I did a lot of research before I ordered my first one. Here is a great read by Crunchy Mom Life that breaks down the difference between the raw and polished, the light and the darker amber colors.
Here is a takeaway for those who don’t feel like reading yet another article just yet.
The brighter amber colors are more powerful than the darker ones. Also, the raw colors are stronger than polished.
I have a milky color which I ordered on Amazon and also a raw cherry color which I fell in love with made by Tribal Dreaming.
Chamomile Best Essential Oil
I LOVE chamomile oil. Chamomile can calm the mind, relieve digestive issues, treat skin conditions, reduce inflammation and more. You can either diffuse it or rub it on to relax any bellyache, toothache, and in this case help my little one with his teething pain. I put a few drops in the palm of my hand and mix it with a little bit of Aquaphor and massage it into his jawline. It helps with the pain and reduces the inflammation of the gums.
Bellyache or Colik: During those sleepless nights I mix a couple of drops of chamomile oil with either Aquaphor or any other lotion and I massage his stomach gently to calm him down. It helps him with a gassy belly or any other belly ache. I use the Chamomile Oil by Sun Organics because I get a lot more for my money and also it has worked so far, so why change it? But I am sure any other chamomile oil would work as well.
I have many many teething toys. The baby banana and the RazBaby are the most favored ones in our house. I have learned to leave some in the freezer and some in the fridge. A cold teething toy helps a lot with the swollen gums and teething pain.