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Natural Teething Remedies for Babies
22 Oct 14 - By TheRazzLine Compilation

Natural Teething Remedies for Babies

Complete compilation of advice received from TheRazzLine members on natural teething remedies for babies. Almost everyone recommended Hyland's Teething Tablets! Thanks to all of you who responded and sent so much help!


Natural Teething Remedies for Babies
 


 

 







Hyland's homeopathic teething tablets and gel.

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I have a 3 1/2 year old and a 12 month old (still teething). Here are a few recommendations; using one thing doesn't necessarily handle it all the time:

1. Hyland's teething gel and tablets (homeopathic). I find the gel works better and faster.

2. Take a pacifier, squeeze it under the faucet, put it in the freeze, and then give to your baby.

3. From Babies R Us the Sassy Teething Feeder is great. The purpose of it is to put food in it so the baby can't choke. For teething I put ice in it.

4. Gel teethers from Born Free. Expensive but good.

5. Your finger.

Hope this helps!

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I highly recommend Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Boiron's Camilia Teething Relief Drops. Amber Teething Necklaces
http://3.ly/pvPw are also amazing. Most magical and helpful of all are Assists from the book Assists for Illnesses and Injuries by L. Ron Hubbard. I especially recommend the Toothache Assist!

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We had a "teething bear" which was a toy made especially for teething and the paws had little bumps to chew on. Cold things are helpful. You can even put a washcloth in a bowl in the freezer for a little bit so it is cold and then let him chew on it. Obviously, make sure to do this in a crib or highchair or something so it doesn’t get dropped on the floor wet and put back in his mouth. Make sure that the washcloth is cold, but not totally iced over to avoid frostbite or choking. Touch Assists (from the book Assists for Illnesses and Injuries by L. Ron Hubbard) are good too.

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Hyland's Teething Tablets are homeopathic and work wonders. Looking at the ingredients in the teething tablets gives you some good clues on what else may help as well.

The secret about the teething tablets is that they don’t specifically treat the pain in the teeth, but the ingredients relax the muscles in the body. That is what actually relieves the pain. I also would give my kids a bath with a chamomile tea bag thrown in. This works for tummy aches too or if the baby just needs to be soothed in general. Peppermint tea in the bath tub works great for tummy aches too. This tea bag in the bath tub method is effective because the tea is absorbed into the baby’s skin.

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Try putting clove oil on a q-tip then gently putting it on whatever part of his gums hurts. It numbs the area! Good for people of all ages for toothaches, mouth sores, or if they bit their lip, cheek or tongue.

Freezable teething rings also help.

Also, do a Touch Assist (from the book Assists for Illnesses and Injuries by L. Ron Hubbard).

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I used Humphrey's #3 which is a homeopathic preparation for treating teething. This remedy works perfectly.

The company Humphrey’s was located in Rutherford, N.J, but the health food store nearest me at the time in N.Y. carried it.

www.amazon.com carries it and is inexpensive.

Every time I hear a baby screaming with teething pain, I walk up to the mother on the spot and write the name of this remedy down for her.

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I recommend Hyland’s teething remedy. Look in the children's remedy section of Walgreens, CVS or a health food store. It is the best. Arnica gel (homeopathic) helps when u put very small amount on your baby’s skin in the jaw area. This also works for braces! The other remedy that was worked for me is single grain scotch! Glenlivet or brands like it but it must be single malt/grain no blended whiskeys. I give 1 oz. jars to new moms! Dip clean index finger into the scotch, shake and gently rub over gums. It numbs the area FAST.

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f you use any homeopathic remedies wait twenty minutes before or after using the whiskey remedy. This is one of the most ancient and natural remedies for teething. You use so little of the whiskey that I still have about 4 oz left in the bottle after 23 years and 15 baby showers!

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My wife used to keep a bag of frozen vegetables in the freezer door ( frozen broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) when the kids were teething. They liked the taste, and also the hard and cold sensation on their gums while their teeth were coming in. A big bonus is that they fell in love with vegetables and now often request "A bowl of broccoli" or some other vegetable. They are both super healthy and never get sick. My wife also breast fed both of them for 2 1/2 years. Make sure the child is getting enough vitamin D-3, AKA the "sunshine vitamin". In recent years it has been discovered as being crucial to developmental as well as adult health.

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I have the greatest remedy that I used with my kids: since vitamin C is good for the gums my friend thought why not rub liquid vitamin C on their gums and voila! It worked like a miracle! I would get nice flavored liquid vitamin C from a health food store. Hope it helps you!

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Short Touch Assists (from the book Assists for Illnesses and Injuries by L. Ron Hubbard) work. Check in Assists book, too. I personally found that a combo of the remedies worked. I did the treatments then the Assists after the pain was relieved. This is not just a pain that passes; there is an actual tooth cutting and pushing through tender tissue and the body considers this and attack so all areas are active.

I also used a Hyland's remedy for children's runny nose. The symptoms start weeks before the tooth starts because the body knows something is happening even before the pain starts. The signs manifest as snotty nose, red eyes and excess phlegm in upper respiratory areas. Most baby books will give an approx. schedule of when teeth begin to "bud". If you are aware of this timing colds vs. teething fevers and mucus won't get confused.

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For our two sons, my wife put a few drops of Bourbon on her finger and rubbed it on their gums. It seemed to numb the area and work fine.

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Here's what worked for my daughter:

I took an old towel and made strips about 1-2" wide and 10" long, tied several tight knots in each strip, soaked them in water, gently squeezed out excess water and then froze them. When frozen solid, give one to the teether to gnaw on. Also, oil of clove works very well. Apply with a q-tip.

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My son and his wife have had good luck with a homeopathic tablet made by Hyland's called Teething Tablets, and there's also a Teething Gel. I think my granddaughter has only used the tablets, and she hasn't had too much trouble with teething. I'd bet that Nature Mart (in Los Feliz, CA) or other health food stores carries these. I got them through the Swanson's catalog which sells many nutritional products at a deep discount (including even Peter Gillham's Calm (magnesium) powder! You can order a Swanson's catalog by calling (800) 437-4148 or at
www.swansonvitamins.com

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I recommend homeopathic teething tablets from a health food store. Also, wrap an ice cube in a wash cloth, tie it with a rubber band and let him chew on it. The cold will numb the pain.

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There's a homeopathic remedy that is like a cell salt called Chamomilla which is very calming. Freeze a teething ring for the baby to chew on. Buy one that is in a shape that allows them to get to their back teeth but not swallow it. I used these methods with my daughter and they helped. I have heard similar recommendations from other mothers.

You might look into "Rescue Remedy".

The other thing I have heard but don't know how to administer to a baby is clove oil. It will naturally alleviate the pain. Possibly dilute it so it isn't too strong for the baby. Wouldn't kill him but he certainly isn't going to like it at full strength!

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Hyland's Teething Remedy. It's a homeopathic remedy that really works. My two girls NEVER suffered with new teeth, thanks to my chiropractor's recommendation to use this product.

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I had two kids and on both of them I used clove oil. It's a natural topical anesthetic. NEVER use it straight though as it will burn the delicate gums of a baby. Mix it one drop of clove oil to five or six drops vegetable oil to start. You can adjust the proportions from there.

After you thoroughly mix it, just put a drop on your finger and rub it on the area of the gums where the tooth is coming in. The baby may not like it at first and try to resist, but gentle persistence will get an adequate amount on the gums to kill the pain. If the baby doesn’t resist too much, gently rub the mixture in for 20 or 30 seconds. It will start to work pretty rapidly. The baby may want to drink some water after application, but don't give the baby water for a minute or two so that the mixture has had a chance to absorb into the gums.

I used it as needed, and before putting my baby to bed. When the baby was more comfortable after the application of the mixture, they of course went to sleep easier. As I said, I used it on both of my kids with good success. However, watch for allergic reactions (very uncommon) such as undo redness, swelling, the baby still crying or the area still irritated after application. Reactions are unusual, but you should be aware of any unnatural changes.

This is not medical advice, just a report of what was successful for me when I was raising my kids. Good luck!

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I spent years as a mother and nanny and have gotten many babies though teething.

First Aid First:

To relieve the gum discomfort you can use a little bit of cloves. Just putting ground cloves directly on the baby's gums may be too strong so you should dilute the cloves with something like corn starch or try something creamy like yogurt. Cold also helps. Rubbing an ice cube on the baby's gums or giving them a bit of ice cream helps.

Handle the Situation:

Education is a valid form of therapy and I have repeatedly used this to help youngsters going through teething. Talk to your baby. Use plain words and not baby talk. Tell the baby that teething is a natural process and that when he is done teething he will be able to eat really cool food like apples, french fries, corn on the cob, etc. Show the baby your teeth and demonstrate how they work. Eat an apple and let the baby see that you are using your teeth to chew. This may sound odd but if you mean what you say, your child will most likely understand it and will have a much easier time of teething.

Assists:

Use Assists (from the book Assists for Illnesses and Injuries by L. Ron Hubbard) on your baby. Locational Assists, Touch Assists and Nerve Assists can be done on infants fairly easily.  Use your Assist book and you may find other Assists that help.

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I'm sure you've heard this one already, but Hyland's teething tablets are fantastic. They're homeopathic (all-natural). There's also a Hyland's teething gel that you can spread right on the gums. These help my 5-month old so much! Good luck.

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I recommend homeopathic chamomile pills - I used the ones made by Hyland. You can use a baby spoon with a little bit of water to dissolve the pill in if you need to. Also if he is too upset you can always try Rescue Remedy - just a little bit. Good luck!

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When my daughter was teething I got her Hyland's teething tablets. This is a homeopathic remedy that worked nicely. Many health food stores and vitamin shops carry this product. I also gave her Touch Assists (from the book Assists for Illnesses and Injuries by L. Ron Hubbard) for the teething.

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Check online for Hyland’s teething tablets.

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I found the homeopathic drops in the health food store only partially helpful. Cold things to suck on and cell salts to combat the dehydration from the drooling worked the best for my son.

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While the baby is awake you can put cold water on a hand towel and let him chew on it.  It helps stimulate the gums which actually can itch the baby so it helps with that. Another option to put the teether gel toy in the freezer until frozen and let him chew on it.

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Chamomilla 30x from Hyland’s. Homeopathic. Worked wonders for my two kids now 3.8 and 1.8.

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This might not be considered "natural" but my family and I used a dip of a finger in Brandy and rub it on the gums. I tried icy stuff and Orajel those didn't work. For my own tooth aches in the past I tried Orajel; it stung, tasted bad and wore off in two minutes. Another option would be a small, small amount of clove oil on the gums. It has a numbing effect as well that lasts longer than Orajel. There are also homeopathic tablets you can find in a health food store that I have seen get results - although a little slower.


 
 
 
 
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