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    Home Remedies for Teething Babies That Really Work


    Home Remedies for Teething Babies That Really Work

    Updated on 23 May 2024

    Teething is no less than a rite of passage marked by tears, tantrums and tired parents. But what distresses parents more than anything is watching their baby’s pain and not being able to relieve it. But we are here to change that and offer the most trusted and effective home remedies for teething babies. We’ll discuss everything from how to soothe a teething baby at night to Indian home remedies for teething babies.

    How to Soothe a Teething Baby?

    Here are some remedies that have tried and trusted by parents to provide relief to their teething baby:

    1. Offer a chilled fruit

    Sometimes the most effective home remedies can be found in your kitchen. Chilled fruits like bananas or mangoes make for a great snack and teething remedy to soothe your baby’s sore gums. To prevent any risk of choking, you can place the fruit in a nibbler or fruit feeder and let your baby suck or chew on it. You can also try offering apples, pears and strawberries.

    2. Put pressure with a cold washcloth

    Cooling sensation works greatly on sore gums and frozen washcloths are a favourite for many parents. Just take a clean washcloth, soak it in water, wring excess water and let it cool in the refrigerator or freezer for 20-30 minutes. Once cold, gently press it on your baby’s gums to numb them and ease the pain.

    3. Continue to breastfeed

    If you’re wondering how to soothe a teething baby at night, breastfeeding is one of the most reliable ways to ease your pain and discomfort. The sucking action provides great relief to most babies, even when they’re teething. So, continue to breastfeed, especially at night to help your baby calm down and fall asleep.

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    4. Give a baby teething ring or toy

    Especially designed to relieve teething gums, teething ring or teethers are another effective option. These handheld toys can be easily used by babies to chew and bite on during teething. Additionally, some baby teething toys can be refrigerated to provide numbing effect to the teething gums.

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    5. Massage baby’s sore gums

    Your baby’s gums are sore and irritated and giving them a massage can help ease their pain instantly. So, just place your clean finger on your baby’s gums and gently rub it to provide them instant although temporary relief.

    6. Offer fennel seeds’ water

    If you’re looking for Indian home remedies for teething babies, then it’s time to go looking for fennel seeds in your kitchen cabinet. Fennel seeds are known to have a mild anesthetic effect that can relieve your baby’s teething pain. Just boil a teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of water, let it cool and offer it to your baby in their feeding bottle or sipper.

    7. Give a cool metal spoon

    Teething is all about providing relief to your baby’s tender gums and even metal spoons can help you do that. Just grab a clean, small teaspoon from your cutlery collection and place it in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes. Once the spoon is cold, gently rub the back of the spoon on your baby’s gums to provide them a cooling, relaxing sensation.

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    8. Offer cold cucumber or carrot slices

    Teething can cause a loss of appetite among babies. A great way to overcome this problem is by giving them cold veggies that soothe their teething pain and make up for great snacks. You can offer your baby cold cucumber or carrot slices to chew on- the cooling will relieve the gums and the texture will massage them.


    1. What is the best natural remedy for teething pain?

    Anything cold will help provide an instant relief to your baby’s teething pain. It can be a cold teether, fruit, veggie or washcloth that the baby can chew on.

    2. How to soothe a teething baby when they can’t fall asleep?

    Nighttime can be particularly painful and uncomfortable for teething babies. You can ease their pain and help them fall asleep by breastfeeding them, giving them cold washcloth or teether to chew on and sticking to their usual bedtime routine.

    Final Thoughts

    Teething is one of those baby milestones that parents equally look forward to and dread. While it’s exciting to see your little one grow their first set of teeth but it can be distressing to see them lose sleep and appetite over teething pain and discomfort. But armed with these home remedies for teething babies, you can soothe them. Along with these remedies, don’t forget to shower your little one with extra cuddles and comfort.

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    Anupama Chadha

    Anupama Chadha, born and raised in Delhi is a content writer who has written extensively for industries such as HR, Healthcare, Finance, Retail and Tech.

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