How overwhelming are teething products?
• frozen wash cloths
• the products below
I mean the list is just endless... The ones mentioned + some are amazing, but did you know fennel can also be used as a teether? YUP, FENNEL! With its subtle numbing ability it can soothe a baby's gums within seconds. I purchase organic fennel and take apart the stems. Slightly peel the outer layer (same as you would celery) and offer to chew. It's COLD, has some FLAVOR, EFFECTIVE, and 100% NATURAL.
Or, you can try this silicone bath scrubber, which seems to serve a dual purpose these days with my little one-haha.
Teething crackers are a great first food as well. I recommend waiting until baby is able to crawl before starting baby-led-weaning. Which is when you can begin giving solid foods that are chewable with gums. Stay tuned for some posts on Baby-Led-Weaning COMING SOON!
LASTLY, my daughter loves chewing on silicone utensils! I bought this basting brush for myself, but she gets more use out of it then I do. GUESS WHAT, I am completely okay with that because the textures and material seem to be soothing enough to keep her calm for a few minutes. Only problem is, when I do need it... I have to go hunt for it in her toy box. Can't win them all-right?
SIDE NOTE: DO NOT LEAVE BABY UNATTENDED WHILE OFFERING any food items. I haven't had a case of either baby biting off pieces, but I do recommend keeping an eye on them the same as you would while s/he was eating.