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What are some signs of teething in babies and how can I soothe their discomfort naturally?

Hi everyone,

I am a first-time mother and my 7-month-old baby has been showing some signs of teething. I have noticed that he has been drooling a lot, has been more irritable, and has been constantly putting his hands in his mouth. I am worried about his discomfort and want to know if there are any natural remedies to soothe his sore gums. I have heard about teething toys and have been using them, but I am curious if there are any other remedies that have worked for other parents.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.

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Hi there!

I completely understand your concern as a first-time mother. My daughter started teething at around the same age, and I found that using chamomile tea bags helped soothe her sore gums. I would steep the tea bags in hot water, let it cool down, then place it in the fridge for a bit before giving it to my daughter to chew on. It seemed to provide her with some relief, and the coldness helped reduce any swelling.

I also found that using a cold washcloth helped. I would wet it with cold water and let it sit in the fridge for a bit before giving it to her to chew on. It's a simple but effective way to help soothe their discomfort.

Lastly, I would recommend trying out different teething toys. My daughter loved the ones that could be frozen, as the coldness provided relief for her sore gums.

I hope these suggestions help and that your little one feels better soon!


Hi there,

When my son started teething, he became increasingly fussy, had constant drooling, and a low-grade fever at times. After talking to our pediatrician, we were advised to try chilled foods, and that’s when we discovered breast milk popsicles. We poured some breast milk into a popsicle mold and let it freeze for a few hours. When he was feeling irritated, we offered him one, and it helped soothe his gums.

Another natural remedy that worked great for us was using chamomile tea bags. We boiled the teabags in water, let it cool for a bit, put it in the fridge to chill, and then we would let our son gnaw on it. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties, which made a significant difference in reducing his discomfort.

We also massaged his gums with a clean finger to help ease his swelling gums. The pressure provided a little relief, and he seemed to enjoy the attention.

Finally, we used teething toys of all sorts, from silicone teething rings to wooden teethers. Our son loved them, and he even took them to bed with him. The pressure on his sore gums seemed to help soothe the ache.

In conclusion, every baby handles teething differently, but these natural remedies may be helpful. Please consult your pediatrician before trying out any new remedies. I hope these suggestions bring your little one some relief from their teething pain!



I hope you're doing well! My son started teething at around 7 months, and we tried a variety of natural remedies to soothe his discomfort. One thing that worked for us was using clove oil. Clove oil is a natural analgesic that's been used for centuries to reduce teething pain. To use, we would dilute a drop of clove oil in a tablespoon of olive oil and apply it to his gums using a clean finger. We found that it provided quick relief and he was less fussy afterwards.

Another natural remedy that worked well for us was using a Baltic amber necklace. The necklace is believed to release an oil that contains succinic acid, which is a natural pain-reliever. We would place it around his neck (not too tightly) or wrap it around his wrist if we were afraid it might choke him. It provided relief for his teething discomfort and was also a cute accessory!

Lastly, feeding our son cold or frozen foods also helped soothe his gums. We would freeze some of his favorite fruits like mangos or bananas, and he could happily munch on them without any discomfort. Additionally, we would also give him organic teething biscuits which he enjoyed and which helped to satisfy his urge to chew.

These are just some of the natural remedies we used that worked for us, but every baby is different, so it's essential to find what works best for your little one. Wishing you all the best, and I hope these suggestions help!



I had a similar experience with my son who started teething at 5 months. He would get fussy, constantly drool, and put everything in his mouth. One of the things that worked for us was applying some organic coconut oil on his gums. It's an all-natural remedy and safe to use for babies. I would just take a small amount of the oil and rub it on his gums with a clean finger, which seemed to give him some relief.

Another thing that we did was give him chilled slices of cucumber. Cucumber is a natural source of numbing agents, antioxidants and has a cooling effect because of the high water content. So, chilling slices of cucumber in the fridge and giving them to him to chew on was soothing for him.

We also used teething toys and teethers to help him cope with the pain. We would soak them in cold water and then give them to him to chew on. Some teethers like silicone-based toys could also be frozen to provide extra relief.

I hope this helps and your little angel feels better soon!


Hey everyone!

I'm a first-time mother too, and my daughter started teething at around six months. Like many of the other users have suggested, we tried out different teething toys and found some that she enjoyed playing with the most. One of her favorites was a silicone teething necklace that I could wear around my neck, and she could chew on when needed. It was easy to take with us wherever we went, and she seemed to find it comforting to have something to chew on.

We also found that massaging our daughter's gums helped to soothe her discomfort. We would use a clean finger to apply a gentle but firm pressure to her gums, which seemed to provide her with some relief. We also tried using a vibrating teether that massages the gums, and she really enjoyed it.

Lastly, we tried offering her cold fruit, such as frozen bananas or frozen berries, but she wasn't too fond of them. However, I've heard from other moms that their babies loved it and found it soothing.

I hope these suggestions help you and that your little one feels better soon!



I completely understand how difficult it can be to see your little ones in discomfort because of teething. When my daughter started teething, we used cold, wet washcloths to soothe her. We would wet a washcloth and freeze it, then give it to her to chew on. The coldness helped provide relief for her, and since the washcloth was wet, it also helped to absorb some of the drool.

I also found that using amber teething necklaces helped reduce some of her discomfort. Amber is believed to have natural pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, and when worn against the skin, it releases a natural oil that helps soothe gum inflammation. However, it's essential to research the safety of the amber necklace and always supervise your baby when they are wearing it.

Another natural remedy that we tried was using a homeopathic teething gel that contained chamomile, which helped to soothe her sore gums. We found that it worked well and provided relief for her discomfort.

In conclusion, teething can be a difficult time for both parents and babies, but these natural remedies can help provide some relief for your little ones. I hope this helps!

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