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Are there any natural remedies that can help soothe my toddler's teething pain?

Hi everyone,

My 18-month-old toddler is currently teething and is experiencing quite a bit of pain. I was wondering if anyone had any natural remedies or tips to help soothe their discomfort. I want to avoid using over-the-counter medications as much as possible and would prefer to use natural methods. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

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Hi there,

I also went through the teething phase with my 17-month-old toddler, and I can completely sympathize with your concerns. Apart from the natural remedies already suggested by others, I also found that applying a warm compress to the jaw helped to relief the teething pain.

I would soak a soft washcloth in warm water, wring out the excess water and place the cloth on my baby's cheek close to the affected area. This decreased the inflammation and provided a comforting effect on the baby.

I also gave my toddler a soothing chamomile tea or a small amount of warm water to sip. It helped him relax, and the warm liquid seemed to alleviate the pain significantly.

It is indeed tough on both the baby and parents, but this phase shall pass. I suggest you try multiple natural remedies and combinations to find what is most comfortable for your toddler. Stay patient, and everything will be fine.

Good luck and hope this helped!


Hi there,

I completely understand your concern as I went through the same experience with my 20-month-old toddler. Some natural remedies that worked for me were giving my toddler a cold and damp washcloth to chew on, as the coolness helped to numb the gums, and also offering cold foods such as yogurt or pureed fruits.

I also found that using a natural teething gel made with chamomile, clove oil and ginger root helped to soothe my toddler's gums. I applied this on their gums using a clean finger or a soft brush. Another great method is to massage the gums, supported my baby with my fingers or a clean cloth, which also helps to reduce the pain.

I hope these tips are helpful to you and your little one! Good luck and hang in there, teething is tough but it will pass :)


Hello everyone,

When my son was teething, I tried natural home remedies such as clove oil and black tea with great results. I would dip a cloth into the tea and apply it to his gums, and it seemed to take the edge off his discomfort.

For clove oil, I put a small dab of oil on my finger and then rubbed it on his gums. Just a tiny amount was enough, as it can be quite strong.

Apart from this, I kept my baby’s gums clean and hygiene by wiping them with a clean, wet washcloth after meals. During teething, children drool more which increases the chances of gum infections, so keeping their gums clean will help avoid any infections.

I hope this helps and good luck!


Hello everyone,

My toddler is now two years old, and I remember vividly that teething phase is terrible. In addition to what others have mentioned, by a small chance, I discovered that playing soft music or white noise helped in calming my baby and distracted him from the pain.

I would play lullabies or gentle music, or even a rainy background sound and made sure the room was dimly lit. It appeared to soothe him down, and he would calm down and get into a somewhat relaxed mood.

Another natural remedy that helped me was to use a slice of fresh aloe vera. I would cut out a small slice, peel off the thin skin and rub the fleshy side on the baby's gums. It had a cooling effect, and the baby seemed to relax once it's applied.

All in all, despite the difficulties, it is a phase that shall pass soon. So, be patient and try different natural remedies until you find the one that works best for your little one.

Take care!


Hello there,

I completely agree with user 1, my 19-month-old toddler also experienced teething pain, and I found cold objects like frozen fruits, teething toys, and even breast milk ice cubes helped in numbing the gums and reducing the pain.

I also tried a homeopathic remedy of diluted chamomile extract tablets that would dissolve in water, given to my toddler with a syringe. It worked effectively in easing the discomfort and fussiness of my toddler. Additionally, we ensured a balanced diet including vitamin C and calcium-rich foods, which also helped in reducing the inflammation of the gums.

Every child's teething experience is unique, and some things that worked for me may not necessarily work for you. Try a few of these natural remedies and see what suits your toddler best. Remember to keep calm and patient, it's not an easy phase, but it will pass in time.

Hope this helps and wishing you and your little one all the best!



I can totally relate to every parent's concern for their teething toddler. Ice pops made from natural fruit juices or herbal tea (ginger tea) is an excellent sense of relief for teething pain. It not only soothes the sore gums but also provides vital nutrients.

I tried Massaging my toddler's gums gently and applying pressure for 1-2 minutes using a finger or a cloth. It gave him instant relief and promoted blood circulation in the gums.

Nowadays, you can also find teething jewelry that you can wear around your neck or on your wrist, which the baby can use to soothe their gums. They consist of non-toxic, food-grade silicone beads, and are very safe to use.

These worked wonders for me, and I believe that every toddler reacts differently to each remedy, so keep trying new things until you find what works best for your little one.

Good luck and stay patient!

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