If you are reading this then you are more than likely aware that teething is a pretty shit time for everyone involved. In my 7 years of parenting over 2 kids with 32.5 teeth between them I like to think I at least semi know my shit when it comes to teething so I have compiled this little collection of must haves in the hope it will help a fellow Mama!
AMBER TEETHING NECKLACE
I have countless amber necklaces, anklets and bracelets that both of my kids have worn. I discovered them back when Eloise was small and in my experience they do help. Whether that’s a placebo effect I don’t know but I honestly feel that they work wonders. With both of my girls I found that if I forgot to put the necklace back on then they would suffer a lot more with teething pain and just generally be more fussy and miserable.
Teething normally comes hand in hand with a bad case of nappy rash. WaterWipes REVIEW HERE are the most gentle wipes I’ve found other than reusable ones. I would also recommend Jackson Reece wipes REVIEW HERE which contain Aloe Vera to help soothe the skin.
BURT’S BEES BABY BEE CREAM TO POWDER
This is one of my favourite nappy creams. I used Sudocrem and Bepanthen with Eloise which were brilliant too but this cream dries into a powder which I find helps sore teething bottoms better, and it smells amazing! I love Burt’s Bees everything and this definitely didn’t disappoint.
SOPHIE THE GIRAFFE
I have bought one of these for each of my kids and ignoring the irritating squeaky noises it produces when little gums chew on it, it has remains a firm favourite in terms of stuff to bite. The coffee table comes in at a strong second. Eloise only had the classic Sophie but Lily got the little one too which is easier for littler little ones and it smells like vanilla.
I have tried and tested this because I have had my wisdom teeth growing and they are the definition of pain. It does numb it for a good few hours. The baby one tastes like banana and minus getting my finger bitten half off whenever I apply it I find it to be a life saver. Sometimes it doesn’t cut it but generally it helps enough to stop the whinging.
Pulling out the big guns now. This is for when you know you’re going to be in for a mega shit night if you don’t do something. I was relatively lucky with Eloise and never actually had to give her calpol for teething but Lily, on the other hand wouldn’t have coped without it. Mainly because she likes to cut about 7 teeth at once (no joke, she is currently cutting 4 molars, 2 bottom teeth and her canines) whereas Eloise was slightly more sensible and cut only 1 or 2 at a time.