The poor teething baby has so much to contend with. Fortunately, her parents have solutions to her woes. Bur, every parent approaches the solution differently. The solution may be the latest product, or it could be a home remedy.
Teething jewellery for babies come in the form of necklaces, and bracelets. Their versatile design and multiple colours make them a unique and fashionable solution for parent and baby. In the past, when jewellery for babies were mostly made of gold, silver, or plastic, these were intended for just wearing and not chewing. Nowadays, the concept for jewellery takes the parent's lifestyle into consideration as well. The parent can run out the door adorned with a fashionable necklace and bracelet and not have to worry if the baby pulls or teethes on it. Which is why jewellery for babies are becoming a popular trend and solution to teething
Infant Teething Rings and Hanging Toys
It's only natural that the toy industry get their hands in the baby teething category. And there are so many teething toys available. They all come in fun different colours, various shapes and sizes. Some rattle, some bounce, some squeak, some hang from the baby's car seat handle. Every possible way to entertain baby is incorporated into the teething toys. Here are some fun ones currently available:
The Winkel – are made with bendable, plastic tubes that baby chews on. It can be popped into the refrigerator.
ZoLi Gummy Stick – Looks like a toothbrush. They have rubbery, but soft, nubs that massage baby's gums. It has an anti-choke shield to prevent the stick from going down baby's throat.
Raz-Berry Teether – Looks like a pacifier, but the nipples have a bumpy texture.
Teething Nipples and Pacifiers
Teething nipples are basically the same silicone nipples used on a baby's bottle. The added feature is the tiny bumps on the nipple which can rub against baby's gums.
Every family has inherited a home remedy which claims to cure something. When it comes to soothing a teething baby the options are just as wide. Not necessarily are those options effective, in fact, some of them are looked down upon by doctors and most of society.
A study by three U.S. doctors, Lynn C. Smitherman, James Janisse, and Ambika Mathur looked into folk remedies. Their studies uncovered that certain home remedies, are still in use by some parents and caregivers in North America.
Over-the-counter benzocaine gel – used to reduce discomfort
Whiskey – was rubbed on baby's gum to numb it. The whiskey also made the infant sleepy which helped her rest.
Penny – The copper had properties that soothed baby.
Ice cubes/Popsicles, eggs, variety of spices
Experts advise against these particular home remedies. Preferrably, use a clean cloth to massage baby's gums, use teething toys, teething jewellery, or teething biscuits. If you have to give an over-the-counter remedy, use acetaminophen or ibuprofen only if absolutely necessary.