First let me start by saying you’re not alone!!For us this has been confusing and draining!! A few weeks ago I started noticing what it looked like a “white spot” in my now 3 month old baby boy gum.
He wouldn’t stop crying, only wanted to be held and barely napped during the day!
Apparently the doctor said it could be weeks or months before those chompers make their complete appearance but all we know is that he’s uncomfortable, in pain and We’re tired !

So before I give you some tips on what worked for us with our first and now with my baby boy, Here’s a graphic to help understand tooth development:

Every baby is different so the chart is just to give you and idea. In my case, my baby is 3 months so its been a little more challenging. So just watch out for the signs. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • Inflammation of the gums.
  • Excessive drooling.
  • Sleep disruption from discomfort.
  • Stressful reactions in the body such as redness of the face etc.
  • Pulling of the ears. (When they’re older).
  • Lots and lots of crying.
  • Extra watery poopy diapers.

I had been so desperate since everything with baby #2 has been so different than with my first, I called My mom and she gave me about 1,000 home remedies and things to do to make it better in a natural and safe way and so I’ll leave you with the list that has worked for me.

1. Baltic Amber Teething Necklace

This by far has been the best remedy!!! I know what some of you will say and i know theres mixed opinions about it but it does work! At least it did with my oldest daughter, she had no pain, she wasn’t crying 24/7 and she used to wear the necklace all the time. (Note: NEVER let your baby sleep with the necklace. I used to put the necklace as an anklet and then put socks, that way the baby wouldn’t take it out while sleeping).
Since i support local shops, i got mine from Earth Baby Boutique a shop in Sherman Oaks. They have different styles and sizes and you can order them online too. They retail for about $20-25.
So what does the necklace do you might ask?
It has anti inflammatory and pain reduce properties. People used to use the raw stone for all kinds of swelling before Western Medicine came in the picture.

2. Frozen Washcloths that baby can safely chew on.

Since Noah is so little and right now he’s into sucking on blankets and all of my clothing (lol) this has been a good remedy for when he’s super fuzzy throughout the day. It’s only a temporary solution but at least he can get some rest from all the itching and inflammation.

3. “Sophie” The Giraffe.

Some people swear by it… and I’m one of them! You can put it on the freezer and baby can chew on it for hours. Noah seems to really like it and yes it’s only temporary relief but hey, I will take that any time of the day. It retails for about $25.00 and you can find it at Target or Amazon.

4. Teething Oil.

I was skeptical about this one but i decided to give it a try. This company Punkin butt makes organic oils.  I bought it 4 days ago and I’m already seeing good results. I mostly use this for night time so baby can get better sleep, but anytime of the day is fine too. This particular one i got from Earth Baby Boutique and it has chamomile, sunflower and clove. Just gently massage it into the gums and wait for a few minutes.

Once your baby’s teeth start to erupt, you will have to make sure to brush those beautiful teeth with a wet washcloth one or twice a day. Hope this helps! And remember you’re not alone in this! Have lots of patience and remember it’s only a temporary thing.

So tell me, What type of remedies have worked for you??

Post by: Valerie S.

(25) Comments

  1. My baby is not teething yet…but when she starts, I’ll know where to look for remedies!

  2. I always hear about an amber necklace but my kids never had one. They would usually just gnaw on toys or cookies.

  3. I need to gift my sister with little SOPHIE up there! She just had her second kid and I am sure he will start teething soon! And I hear that’s the worst for kids!

  4. Jay Colby says:

    I’ve always heard about amber necklace’s are great for kids. These are great gifts for kids who’re starting to teething.

  5. I have never heard of these natural remedies before. The amber necklace looks like it would be great for a teething toddler. 🙂

  6. I always hear about teething babies, but I had no idea how to deal with it. Love the name of that teething oil 😉

  7. While my girls were teething we did used the ones that you would freeze and they would hold on to it and just chew away until it melted. They are reusable and we loved them. Not sure I like that necklace option.

  8. The Baltic Amber Teething Necklace seems really handy! I’ll let my niece use one.

  9. These sound like some great ways to try and help out teething babies. I have to admit I’ve heard a lot about amber for teething babies it is an interesting idea.

  10. I think the baltic amber beads I would let my baby use. I am all for holistic ways to heal self so if the baby could benefit from the necklace I would get it.

  11. These sounds like great tips. I don’t have any kids but my BFF is expecting and I will pass these on to her.

  12. OMGOODNESS my aunt tried to tell me about the necklace but the way she explained it…well I’m glad to know what she meant.

  13. i like that amber necklace. looks cute and useful at the same time

  14. See, when I had mine things like “Baltic Amber Teething Necklace” weren’t in my radar! I wish I was following this blog when I had babies still. I still like reading this, thanks for sharing.

  15. This was very interesting. I enjoyed reading it.

  16. I can see why the chew toy would work. Especially if you can freeze it and then give it to your child. It would soften some gum pain. I wish I had seen something like this when my daughter was a baby and was struggling.

  17. Blair villanueva says:

    One of the funny thing when a baby is teething is the over flowing of saliva! But frustrating to see crying babies because of teething, well we cant blame them.

  18. Great list of products for teething. I know I went through this phrase with my kids. Well, I am always inclined towards natural remedies.

  19. This is a great roundup of products! I dont know how the Amber teething products work, but they really do! I also used the frozen washcloths, and they had a good success rate! I have seen Sophie the Giraffe at friend’s houses, but never knew it was for teething! I just thought it was a cute toy! LOL

    Amber S. |

  20. Bobbi says:

    I am all for natural remedies for anything when it comes to kids. I love these all natural ways to help with teething!

  21. Ally Jones says:

    Ah the teething days! I do not miss that at all but so wish I had this article back then.

  22. I love the idea of a necklace. That is something that they can wear and bite on whenever.

  23. This is a great list. I was so fortunate to find a product that worked on both of my children. I wish I had known about the beads as well when mine were smaller.

  24. I have never heard of any of these before My children just chewed on their toys. LOL

  25. My family all the time say that I am killing my
    time here at net, however I know I am getting familiarity every
    day by reading such good posts.

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