It seems like babies spend the better part of their first year teething… and then, right when you think you and your little are getting a break, the molars come in!
Being a firm believer in natural remedies, I was always slow to turn to baby Tylenol or Motrin, especially since our teething dramas went on for months at a time (and giving your little those medications for more than a few days ina row can be really damaging to their sensitive digestion, liver, and kidneys. Plus, a few studies over the last few years have shown an increased incidence of asthma and wheezing in children who received frequent dosing of acetaminophen in the first year of life (I will not that the results of these studies haven’t been completely conclusive, but even a hint of controversy is enough to give me pause).
So when at all possible, I give my little one natural remedies first, and only switch to over-the-counter medications if all else fails, never as a first line of treatment.
These 5 best natural teething remedies below are very effective and completely safe. I’ve listed them in order of efficacy, from least to greatest. Always start with the lowest level of intervention and work your way up the list!