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teething tips

by Summer Robertson

teething tips | f&f journal

Despite Lucy's sweet nature, this last round of teething was quite rough and sent me on a search for some new teething-relief ideas. Nothing breaks a mama's heart more than a miserable feeling baby. 

Frozen Washcloths
I was reminded through this article the wonders of a frozen washcloth. So simple and yet so effective! I gathered & folded a few flannel cotton baby washcloths, soaked them in water (chamomile tea would also work great!) and popped them in the freezer. The cloths freeze quickly and are perfect for those little fingers to hold, soothing those sore gums.

Essential Oils
Creating a baby-safe essential oil blend to rub on the jawline is certainly new & intriguing to me. I found the details of the Jawline EO Teething blend here. As a quick alternative, I pulled out Root & Coco's Calm for Kids. It has a similar blend of chamomile and lavender, minus the sweet orange but with the addition of marjoram (which is said to bring relaxation & relief) and thought it was worth a try. Lucy willingly let me rub her jawline which was so much more peaceful than trying to rub anything on those sore gums, how baby hates that!

It totally helped! Sweet relief! Not only does the scent bring a gentle relaxation, the essential oils soak into the skin bringing relief to the jawline. After a couple sleepless nights this relief was welcome for both her & I. 

My favorite cotton flannel washcloths.
Root & Coco's Calm for Kids essential oil blend.



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