Toys are a start to help a teething baby relieve pain, but did you know a natural remedy to help soothe a baby's gums also exists? Give my fennel remedy a try for your toothless little one!
How overwhelming are teething products?
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.
LASTLY, my daughter loves chewing on silicone utensils! I bought this basting brush for myself, but she gets more use out of it than 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. The 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.