With all of the recent warnings about benzocaine, I thought I’d try to give my teether a little relief with a natural product.
I love me some Babyganics. I use their hand sanitizer regularly and they make a natural teething gel. The active ingredient is clove oil. If you’ve ever accidentally chomped on a piece of clove from your mamma’s Easter ham, you’ll know that it does indeed have a numbing effect.
They come in individual use pods with a packet of cotton swabs, so there’s always a sanitary applicator handy.
Getting the wet swab into the moving target that is my baby’s mouth was a little tricky, but it’s preferable to a germy-finger-that’s-been-sanitized-and-is-now-covered-with-hand-sanitizer when you’re out and can’t actually wash your hands.
Georgia made a face as if I had just given her a sip of nail polish, but she calmed down. (SO dramatic! I tasted it, and it tastes like cloves.)
It didn’t numb my tongue very much, but I’m sure sweet little baby gums are more sensitive. She stopped her near-incessant whining, so I assume that she got some relief.
I know that there are other pain-relieving options (teething rings, gum massage, cold things), but sometimes you just need something more.
My mother used Orajel on me when I was baby and we’ve all used throat-numbing spray at some time. I mean, we lived to tell the tale. But I would hate for my little one (or yours!) to be one of the small percentage of people who experience an adverse reaction, so here’s an alternative.
If anyone has a another great product they’d like to suggest, I’m all ears!
We teethed ours on thick beef jerky…….the best
never would’ve thought about that!
Frozen banana slices… and an amber teething necklace…
Hey Laura! We liked frozen mango. I read about the amber necklaces, but they’re kind of expensive! Didn’t want to buy one not knowing if they worked.
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