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When it comes to teething babies, there are so many products out there that help to make our lives as parents easier. However, this is not always a good thing as there are so many that sometimes it can be a little difficult to know what exactly we should be looking out for when it comes to choosing the best products. That is why I decided to write up this post, which covers off all the must have items that we have been using to help us out since Pickle began to cut her first teeth.
To clean up the dribble (this will happen, believe me!)
Dribble bibs… Lots of them!
We have a large selection of dibble bibs that we used for Squidgy, but we have never really felt the need to put them on Pickle. That is, until she started teething. Seriously though, the amount of drool and how wet her clothes were getting is quite insane really.
Sometimes you just need something to wipe away the tonnes of dribble that will inevitably be all over your baby's face. Some babies can dribble so badly while they are teething that they can be soaked all over their face, chin, neck and surrounding areas. Keeping a dry muslin square close by ensures that you have something soft to use to clean up all the drool.
To help when they want to chew (everything… even table legs, fingers and more!)
I have a number of teething necklaces and they are all fabulous. I have a couple of gorgeous shorter ones from Bo and Bel, a rainbow one from Loopy Makes and of course the gorgeous monochrome one below from Little Magpies. The great thing about these necklaces is the fact that you wouldn't even know that they are designed for teething babes!
I don't think there is anything cuter than these beautiful Baltic Amber pieces from Love Amber X*. We have a stunning necklace and anklet set, neither of which Pickle seems too bothered about, however Squidgy loves them!
SAFETY NOTE: These are jewellery not toys, and do have small parts. Please don’t leave any child unattended wearing them.
Brush Baby have a great selection of items available to help babies that are teething at all different stages and ages. The Brush Baby dental wipes have been invaluable for us, and Little L absolutely loves the fact that she has freedom to chew on John or my fingers, something that she often tries to do whenever our hands are close enough for her to grab!
To relieve the pain
This may seem like an obvious choice to some people, but not everyone is keen on using teething gels. To be honest though, some times it is the only thing that will help Pickle calm down. There are so many options available dependent on your child's age, the flavour you want to choice and even if you want to have a sugar free version!
We tried these with Pickle and she was not a fan but they were fantastic when Squidgy was teething! Ultimately it’s just trial and error.
Neurofen (or other baby safe paracetamol or ibuprofen based products)
We try to avoid giving our girls medicines unless absolutely necessary, but some babies (Pickle included) can get a fever when they are teething. We have found that baby ibuprofen works wonders for helping her to sleep when she is teething. It is an anti-inflammatory as well as a pain killer, so has worked best for us!
Ok, so this may seem like a really odd choice for a teething post, but believe me when I say that it is an important one! It will not be needed for every baby, but in the case of both of my children, whenever they teethe, they get some seriously bad nappy rash. We use Metanium (a nice yellow cream!) that helps to soothe the soreness and by the next nappy change we can guarantee that the cute little baby bum will be back to normal once more.
There are so many fantastic teething products available on the market these days, and ultimately it is a bit hit and miss as to what works. What worked for Squidgy didn’t work for Pickle and vice versa. However, these are the ones that I have found the best this time around, and highly recommend you give a go.