The Greatest Natural Teething Method

So first of all, before I talk about this magical teething solution, I have to apologize for the lack of posting and even quality of my posts. I barely survived the holidays, the move, and finishing my last semester of college until I enter a new program. Then, right after New Year’s, I have the worst Asthma attack of my life and get tested positive for the flu. I’m still in the hospital, unfortunately, while my daughter and boyfriend are sick at home. It’s been absolutely awful. I cannot wait to get back on my game and get better not just for myself and my family, but for my photography clients and my blog readers! :'( Forgive me! Okay, let’s talk about baby teeth now 😉

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My daughter had a whole bin in her nursery dedicated to teethers, and I was just wondering when the day would come around where I would actually have to open them. Well, around 8 months, just as we entered 2017 (a year ago today, holy moly), my little monster cut her first tooth! So I got them all out and gave her a few, and they ended up on the floor. I put the ones that were meant to be frozen in the freezer and gave them to her, and the second they melted, they were on the floor. I even tried frozen breast milk in the mesh teethers (you can find them here if you want to give them a shot, they worked wonders for other mamas!), and NOPE, didn’t want that either.

With a little research I decided to give something else a try, and it was an instant winner. The good news about this one? You probably have it in your fridge right now, so keep reading!

The Greatest Natural Teething Method

This amazing life saver is probably just waiting in your bottom drawer to be cut up for a salad. It’s green, comes in a stalk, and frequently gets raisins and peanut butter on it for a healthy snack… yep, it’s celery!! I honest to God have never seen my daughter’s tears stop so fast when I first gave this to her as a last resort, and I was obviously skeptical. I mean, why would they make all these teethers to spend money on when the gold mine is probably already in our refrigerators? It’s honestly like the idea fell straight from Heaven.

Why It’s So Great:

Celery has natural numbing agents in them, which plenty of studies suggest may be from the Eugenol in it. So between the cold, wet texture of the celery and the subtle numbness it gives, this is perfect for baby’s sore and hurting gums. And bonus for my fellow holistic mamas, this is completely natural, no need to worry about the plastic on other teethers or the liquid inside them. However, just like anything else in life, this method comes with its own precautions.

Things To Look Out For:

  1. If you’ve ever eaten celery before, you should already know how stringy it gets. I’ll admit that even I choked on it in the past as an adult, so your baby will need complete supervision when gnawing on it. They really only need to suck on it for a few minutes, so as soon as you noticed they may have scraped some off with their teeth, I’d take it away. If your baby already has teeth, you have to  be extra careful because they’ll scrape it way more than a baby with no teeth.
  2. Believe it or not, lots of people are allergic to celery. I haven’t met one yet, but they are out there. So, if you’re giving this to your babe for the first time, I wouldn’t introduce anything else new for a few days just to make sure that they aren’t allergic.
  3. Just to be safe, call your pediatrician. This worked perfectly for my daughter, but it might not be so perfect for your child! Every baby is different, so always take precautions!

I really hope this helps some of you. Teething is one of the first problems we run into as mothers, and it can be draining. The constant crying, how sad it is to see them in pain, the helplessness, the fevers, fussiness, and not sleeping enough. We all go through it in different ways, but I am so glad that I stumbled upon this solution, because it made teething a breeze for me! Let me know in the comments if you use this method or tried it after reading, and what your thoughts are! I love hearing your stories <3



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