Natalie is having a rough time cutting her molars. Girlfriend has cut 3 out of 4 molars in the last 3 months and this last one is proving the most stubborn. I tend toward more homeopathic remedies, though I’ll use Pedia Care or Infant Tylenol on the worst days. But I’m not one for the gels, especially since that means sticking tempting fingers between little teeth that will try to taste them. But thanks to a fellow mother in a Facebook New Moms group, I’ve found a beautiful new soother for her poor gums that lets me keep my fingers.
They aren’t the cheapest produce right now, but I will never be caught without a stash in the freezer again. The other night while I was out, Natalie was inconsolable, chewing on her fingers and rubbing her face against my husband’s chest. He got her a few berries, and after a few tentative tastes, she downed them and the crying ceased.
I’ve heard of frozen blueberries and grapes working as well (I’d probably halve them before freezing), but I like that the raspberries break apart easily when they’re chewed.
Hopefully this will be a useful tool in your Mommy (or Daddy) arsenal. Do you have any tried and true soothing methods that you’d like to share? We’re all in this together!