Natural Teething Remedies: Soothing Your Baby’s Discomfort Safely

Teething can be a challenging time for both babies and parents. The discomfort and pain associated with those first teeth breaking through can lead to sleepless nights and fussy days. Many mothers are looking for natural and safe ways to ease their baby’s teething pain and old time tested tricks can do wonders!

Even for first time parents, the signs are clear! I remember how my son was drooling almost non-stop right when he turned seven months old. Although uncomfortable, he really did well with the pain. Often, we would see him chewing on his stuffed bunny’s ears extra hard at night as way to sooth himself to sleep.

Understanding Teething

Teething typically starts around six months of age but can vary from baby to baby. Symptoms include drooling, gum swelling, irritability, and a desire to chew on everything.

When my son started teething, I found that a combination of cold chamomile tea cloths and homemade teething biscuits worked wonders. It was reassuring to know exactly what was going into these remedies, and my baby loved the relief they provided.

While this phase is unavoidable, there are natural ways to alleviate the discomfort. I suggest trying a few and sticking with those that work best.

Natural Teething Remedies

1. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is known for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent choice for teething pain.


  • 1 chamomile tea bag or 1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers
  • 1 cup of water


  1. Brew the chamomile tea by steeping the tea bag or flowers in hot water for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Let the tea cool completely.
  3. Soak a clean cloth in the tea and wring out the excess liquid.

Application: Let your baby chew on the chamomile-soaked cloth. The cool temperature and chamomile will help soothe their gums.

2. Cold Fruit or Vegetable Slices

Cold temperatures can numb the gums and reduce swelling.


  • Slices of apple, cucumber, or carrot (ensure they are large enough to prevent choking)


  1. Wash and peel the fruit or vegetable.
  2. Cut into large, baby-friendly slices.
  3. Chill the slices in the refrigerator.

Application: Give your baby a cold slice to chew on. Always supervise to avoid choking.

3. Homemade Teething Biscuits

These biscuits are not only soothing but also nutritious.


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Blend the oats in a food processor to make oat flour.
  3. Mash the banana in a bowl, then mix in the oat flour, coconut oil, and cinnamon.
  4. Roll the dough into small, finger-sized shapes and place them on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until firm.

Application: Let your baby chew on the cooled biscuits. They are hard enough to provide relief without breaking into small pieces.

Tips for Safe Teething Relief

  1. Supervision: Always supervise your baby when using teething remedies to prevent choking.
  2. Hygiene: Ensure all teething tools and ingredients are clean and safe.
  3. Trust the Process: Don’t over do it and don’t over react. Teething is a natural part of growing up and development. Sure it’s uncomfortable, but all babies go through it. Give your babies the support to make it easier, and just let it happen.

Teething is a tough phase, but with natural and safe remedies, you can make it more comfortable for your baby. From chamomile tea cloths to homemade teething biscuits, these simple solutions provide effective relief without the need for harsh chemicals. Embrace these natural methods to soothe your baby’s discomfort and enjoy more peaceful days and nights.

Until next time, Tania xx

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