12 Home Remedies for Teething | MaxHomeRemedies.com

12 Home Remedies for Teething

Most babies get their first tooth between four and seven months of age. While some babies get through the teething process without any discomfort, most experience some pain while their teeth are coming in. According to Baby Center, some signs and symptoms of teething include refusing to eat, swollen and sensitive gums, irritability or fussiness, sleeping difficulties, gnawing or chewing on things, and drooling. These home remedies for teething will help you ease your baby’s discomfort. Many of these home remedies are very simple and use items you probably already have around your home.

1. Chamomile Tea

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Chamomile is another one of the most effective home remedies for teething. Chamomile possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve swollen gums. As an added bonus, chamomile can help calm an upset stomach. You should only use chamomile on teething babies one year of age or older.

Necessary Items

  • One-half teaspoon dried chamomile flowers.
  • One cup boiling water.
  • Strainer.
  • Washcloth (optional).
  • Plastic bag (optional).
  • Refrigerator (optional).

Directions

You may be wondering how to help teething baby with chamomile tea. There are actually a few ways you can use this home remedy. First, make chamomile tea by placing one-half teaspoon of dried chamomile flowers into one cup of boiling water, and allow it to steep for five to ten minutes. Strain. Allow the liquid to cool completely before you offer one teaspoon of it to your baby. You can offer your baby one teaspoon of chamomile tea every hour or two to relieve pain.

Alternatively, you can soak a washcloth in the chamomile tea. Place the washcloth into a place bag, and place the bag into your refrigerator. Once the washcloth has chilled, you can offer it to your baby to chew on. You can also dip a clean finger into the chamomile tea, and rub it onto your baby’s gums. Any way you choose to use the chamomile tea, it is one of the best home remedies for teething you can offer your baby.

2. Massage

A gum massage can provide temporary relief for your baby’s painful gums. It is one of the easiest home remedies for teething babies you can use.

Necessary Items

  • Clean hands.

Directions

You may be wondering how to soothe a teething baby with massage. It is quite simple. Wash your hands thoroughly, and use one of your clean fingers to gently, but firmly rub your baby’s gums for a few minutes. Wash your hands when you’re done, as the mouth contains a lot of bacteria.

3. Ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger’s anti-inflammatory properties make it one of the best natural teething remedies you can use on your baby.

Necessary Items

  • Fresh ginger.

Directions

Wash your hands thoroughly, and peel a small piece of fresh ginger root. Rub the ginger onto your baby’s gums for two to three minutes. Repeat as often as you need to help your baby feel better. Remember to wash your hands afterward as well because the mouth contains a lot of bacteria.

4. Vanilla Extract

As far as home remedies for teething babies go, vanilla extract is a great one. The tiny bit of alcohol real vanilla extract contains will ease the pain of your baby’s sore gums.

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Necessary Items

  • Real vanilla extract.

Directions

If you are wondering how to soothe teething baby with vanilla extract, the process is quite simple. Wash your hands thoroughly. Put a couple of drops of vanilla extract onto one of your clean fingers, and gently rub it over your baby’s gums. For the best results, use real instead of imitation vanilla extract. You can reapply vanilla extract as often as you need to help soothe your baby.

5. Cold Spoon

Cold is one of the most effective home remedies for teething you can use. A cold spoon is a good choice because it will not pose a choking hazard to your little one.

Necessary Items

  • Spoon.
  • Plastic bag.
  • Refrigerator.

Directions

A cold spoon is one of the safest baby teething remedies you can use. Place a clean, rounded spoon into a plastic bag. Put the bag containing the spoon into your refrigerator for half an hour. Do not place the spoon into the freezer because it can easily get too cold and stick to your baby’s gums. After the spoon has chilled, give it to your baby to put on his gums. Alternatively, you can hold it on your baby’s gums for him to soothe his pain.

If you are interested in other natural & homemade remedies you can use for babies, you can also read about our 12 home remedies for diaper rash.

6. Cold Washcloth

A cold washcloth is perhaps one of the easiest and most effective home remedies for teething babies you can use. Just as an ice pack can soothe the pain from a sprained ankle or wrist, a cold washcloth can soothe your baby’s painful gums.

Necessary Items

  • Washcloth.
  • Water.OK
  • Plastic bag.
  • Refrigerator.

Directions

A cold washcloth is one of the most readily available home remedies for teething, as you likely have many baby washcloths at home already. Wet a washcloth, and place it into a plastic bag. Put the plastic bag into the refrigerator, and leave it there for 30 minutes. The baby will enjoy chewing on it, as the cold will soothe her painful gums. While a washcloth should be safe for your baby to chew on, it is always best to supervise your baby while they gnaw on it.

7. Vegetable Juice Pops

Vegetables like beetroots and carrots possess anti-inflammatory properties that can aid in reducing gum irritation and pain. As an added bonus, beetroots and carrots help strengthen the immune system.

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Necessary Items

  • One cup of beetroot juice.
  • One cup of carrot juice.
  • Clean container.
  • Ice pop molds with handles.
  • Freezer.

Directions

Frozen vegetable pops are perhaps one of the fastest home remedies for teething babies and they are pretty easy to make. Mix one cup of beetroot juice with one cup of carrot juice. Pour the juice into ice pop molds containing handles. Put the molds into the freezer to chill. When the vegetable pops are frozen, give one to your baby.

8. Clove Oil

Clove oil contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, making it one of the most effective natural remedies for teething. You should only use clove oil on babies one year of age or older.

Necessary Items

  • Two tablespoons of olive oil.
  • One tablespoon of coconut oil.
  • Two drops of clove essential oil.
  • Clean container.
  • Refrigerator.

Directions

In a clean container, combine one tablespoon of coconut oil, two tablespoons of olive oil, and two drops of clove essential oil. Wash your hands, and put a little of the mixture onto one of your fingers. After testing the mixture on your own gums, to ensure it is not too spicy, gently massage a little of the mixture onto your baby’s gums. Store the mixture in the refrigerator when you’re not using it.

Caution: Clove oil must be diluted and only used in small doses. When clove oil is used in large doses, it can cause blistering and upset stomach. Be sure to watch your baby for any signs of a problem.

9. Cold Baby Bottle

As discussed earlier, cold is one of the most effective home remedies for teething you can provide your baby. You can use a baby bottle to provide relief to your baby’s tender gums.

Necessary Items

  • Baby bottle.
  • Water.
  • Freezer.

Directions

Fill one of your baby’s bottles with water. Place the bottle upside down in the freezer so that the water will ice up in the bottle’s nipple. Once the bottle has chilled, give your baby the bottle to gnaw on. The cold nipple will relieve your baby’s painful gums. You can give your baby a chilled baby bottle as often as you would like to soothe him. Chilled baby bottles are safe, as they are not choking hazards.

10. Applesauce

Applesauce is one of the first foods a lot of babies learn to eat. As far as home remedies for teething go, applesauce is a good one because it comforts your baby and helps relieve painful gums.

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Necessary Items

  • Applesauce.
  • Spoon.
  • Refrigerator.

Directions

Chill some applesauce in your refrigerator. After the applesauce has chilled, give some to your baby. The taste will delight your baby, and the chilliness of the applesauce will comfort your baby’s painful and inflamed gums. To provide additional comfort to your baby, you can also chill a spoon for your baby to eat the applesauce with.

11. Licorice Stick

Natural licorice sticks are also one of the most effective home remedies for teething babies. Licorice has a cooling effect on your baby’s inflamed gums and numbs the pain teething causes.

Necessary Items

  • Licorice stick.

OR

  • One teaspoon of licorice powder.
  • Water.
  • Clean dish.

Directions

You can easily find natural licorice sticks in your local grocery store. When your baby is showing signs of pain, give her a natural licorice stick to chew on. You should supervise your baby as she chews on the stick so that she does not choke on it.

Alternatively, you can make a licorice paste to rub on your baby’s gums. Add a little water to one teaspoon of licorice powder to form a paste. Before you apply the paste to your baby’s gums, wash your hands thoroughly. Use a clean finger to massage the paste onto your baby’s gums.

12. Barley Water

Teething is quite painful, and barley water is good at relieving the pain teething causes. Barley water also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, which can help relieve painful and swollen gums, making it one of the best home remedies for teething babies.

Necessary Items

  • One cup of barley.
  • Water.
  • Saucepan.
  • Strainer.
  • Baby bottle.

Directions

Put one cup of barley and some water into a saucepan, and boil it on your stove for 30 to 40 minutes. Strain, and allow the water to cool completely. When your baby is showing signs of pain, put a little barley water into a baby bottle, and offer it to your baby. The barley water should soothe your baby’s gums. Alternatively, you can massage some of the barley water onto your baby’s gums directly to provide relief.

Conclusion

Teething can be quite uncomfortable, making your baby fussy and irritable. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about how to help a teething baby anymore. These home remedies for teething will help you soothe your baby so that he’s happy once more. Have you tried any home remedies for teething baby? Please share them with us in the comments section.

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