One of the toughest parts of being a parent is watching your baby go through the teething process. No parent would like to see their little one being uncomfortable, so a lot of parents would do anything to provide relief and comfort for their teething babies.
With the many products available on the market to help teething babies, there is one mother who shared a hack that recently went viral and helped a lot of parents.
Emelia Jackson has the perfect trick for soothing a teething baby. The secret? Fill up a pacifier with water and toss it in the freezer for a few hours. Make sure that the pacifier has no holes for the baby not to get the water inside.
This may seem pretty obvious, but it is one of the simplest yet best solutions.
How Does It Work?
The frozen pacifier works by numbing the aching pain on the baby by cooling their gums. Babies sprout their first teeth between four and seven months old. During this period, your little one can experience irritability, drooling, swollen or sensitive gums, gnawing, trouble sleeping, refusing to eat, and other symptoms.
Emilia uses Phillips Avent’s Soothie line of pacifiers, the same ones used by hospitals.
Because of its simpleness and easiness to execute, a lot of mothers followed this clever hack. It already garnered 114,413 shares, 23,000 likes, and 38,000 comments.
More Teething Solutions
Other than this simple hack, there are other tips to help and make your baby feel better during his or her teething period.
- Freeze a teething ring or washcloth and let your baby chew on it.
- Rub the gums firmly and gently to temporarily ease the pain.
- Feed the baby with cold food like yogurt or applesauce.
- Give the baby teething biscuits.
- Consult a doctor if a child acetaminophen or ibuprofen is okay.
- Many parents also swear by amber teething necklaces that help soothe and relax the baby while giving him or her instant relief.
- Right before bedtime, give the baby a warm bath. Giving a baby a tepid bath helps to make him or her feel comfortable and relaxed, making it easier to fall into a deep sleep and forget about teething.
- Teething can cause abrasions on the gums because babies will chew on everything they can get their hands on. Make sure to clean the gums by removing any dirt that may have become trapped in the crevices of the baby’s gums. You can take a wet washcloth and massage the gums.