Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Teething Tips and Tricks

Photography : Jill Collier Photography
Teething necklace & toy c /o: Chewable Charm
Hudson's romper : Avenue G Kids // beanie : Beau Hudson

You guuuuuuys. Teething is NO joke. No one is laughing about it over here. Hudson already has his two bottom centrals and is now working on his two top ones. Poor baby. Poor mommy. It is not fun business. So today I am sharing with you my best tips for teething that have worked so far for little H.

1. Teething toys and jewelry. EVERYTHING goes into Hudson's mouth these days. He even had an allergic reaction to a cheap plastic toy and when that happened I knew I needed to find some awesome and safe options for our little teething monster. He is also always chewing on my shoulder or my clothes when I am holding him. So this chewable jewelry is awesome too! H will play with it while he is nursing which is great to keep him focused on the task at hand and not on everything else surrounding him. This teether and necklace pictured above are BPA free and safe for baby to chew away on! Which is exactly what your little one needs!

2. Hylands teething tablets. They will be your VERY best friend when those little teeth are starting to make their way up and out. You can find them at target in the baby section OR HERE. Hudson doesn't take a bottle so we just went our finger and rub one or two onto his gums where they are bothering him. This helps so so much when Hudson is struggling to fall asleep. I always feel better about this option than loading him up with tylenol.

3. Alright, so I just started my journey with essential oils and holy smokes you guys this stuff honestly is making all the difference in our home right now. Their is a Young Living essential oil called Copaiba that has really been helping Hudson through his teething the last few nights. We have also been diffusing certain calming oils to help him with his sleep. If you want to learn more about this feel free to contact me with questions!

4. Frozen breastmilk pops ( or frozen fruit pops ) I had a friend suggest this to me and it is genius!! You can just freeze in an ice cube tray and then put that in a wash cloth for them to chew on or in one of those mesh chew bags.

5. LOADS and LOADS of snuggles and loves. I know how exhausting it can be to have to keep getting up with your baby in the night, or rock your little one to sleep again for the millionth time. It is so taxing. We have had it rough the last few weeks with teething, vaccinations and colds and it has not been pretty over here. But what always makes me feel better when I am feeling crummy is hugs and cuddles and comforting words and so that exactly what I have been doing for Hudson. 

Teething will pass and you will make it through! (No you will not die from lack of sleep…and yes I did actually ask my husband if I  would.) haha. You will all make it through and then you will get the cutest and funniest little toothy grin from your sweet little babe as a HUGE thank you for helping them through. Then…a few weeks later it will all start over again.

It's a real good thing they are so darn cute.

Happy everyone…!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing dental care tips. I have two kids and remain very concerned about their dental health. I regularly take them to our family dentist Manhattan Beach for checkups. Currently they have healthy teeth and want them to maintain them.


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