At 4 months old, our girl has her first 2 teeth! They came at a very difficult time because she has also been going through the 4 month sleep regression. In her moments of crankiness and crying, it is hard to know which of the 2 are the cause. But regardless, they are now cut through the gums and I can’t help but smile when I see them poke out when she laughs or giggles. They’re the cuuuutest!
Teething is never easy and by no means have these tips and tools saved us from some hard days and nights. But I do want to share with you what somethings that have helped make the process and less painful for everyone involved.
-Copaiba oil. We use Young Living oils. Copaiba oil has high levels of beta-caryophyllene and is known for it’s comforting properties. I apply a drop to my finger and rub it along the jawline. You can also mix this with a carrier oil first. If you aren’t familiar with essential oils and babies, please do your research first! I’d be happy to try to answer any questions that you may have.
-Amber teething necklace. We are actually waiting for ours to come in the mail. I’ve heard great reviews on using these necklaces and I’ll be sure to let you know what we think of it after some use! Ordered ours from Baybee Boutique.
-Bristle Teether. Okay, I really don’t know what this is called but we used it with Nash and Nora as well. When I can see she is really needing to chew on something, I will take this teether and rub it up and back along her gums. She LOVES it. You can find it here.
-Moss and Fawn Feeder. This has been a favorite lately! Nora is trying new frozen foods and also able to sooth her little gums at the same time. It is not messy at all like other mesh type teethers. It also comes with 3 different sizes for different stages as baby grows! They are also beautiful, neutral colors which makes my heart happy haha. Check out the 2 color designs here. You can use the code FARIASTRIBE25 for 25% off!
-Comfort. Sometimes they just need a little extra lovin! If they will let you, hold them, let them know that you see them and you’re there with them. However, sometimes the pain is too intense and even this doesn’t magically stop the crankiness. Speaking from experience here.
I would love to hear what teething tips have worked for you and your babe. After all, Nora has a lot more teeth to come!