Let's face it: teething is miserable for everyone involved! As I mom, it is so easy to feel helpless. Take control back! When your little one is suffering, try turning to Essential Oils for Teething. Here is how to use them safely and effectively.
Teething is almost never an easy experience for either the parents or the baby.
For some reason, the boys' teething experience is a blur to me. Maybe it is because there were two of them and I was always so darn tired. Or maybe it is because neither of them got teeth until very late and it wasn’t so difficult. I really don’t know.
Skye had a much more traditional and troublesome teething experience, suffering from all the traditional side effects of teething. (Take a look at the list below. I am pretty sure she suffered from all of them.)
She got her first tooth at just shy of six months. Six months later, she had a mouth full of cute little choppers, molars and all…and man, did she know how to use them!
I can’t say it was an easy experience, but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have survived without using Essential Oils for Teething. It is a great way to battle sleep strikes and the general grumpy munchkin attitude that comes with the teething territory.
The Best Essential Oils for Teething:
- Roman Chamomile
- German Chamomile
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Frequently Asked Questions:
When Does Teething Typically Begin?
The first signs of teething often begins at about four months when the saliva production starts to increase and they begin to put everything in their mouth. Teething typically starts at around six month of age, however this can vary widely by child. Some children start much young and others may not begin teething until they are a year.
Is Clove Oil Good for Teething?
While clove oil is an exceptional oil for teeth discomfort in adults, it is a hot oil and should not be used in babies and small children.
What are the Side Effects of Teething?
Each child is different but common side effects include:
- Inflamed Swollen Gums
- Slight Fever (Teething is accompanied by a slight increase in temperature; anything above 1 degree is likely caused by something else)
- Poor Sleep
- Ear Infections
- Rashes (often cause by excess saliva)
- Runny Nose
Are Teething Gels Safe For My Baby?
Teething gels should not be used on children under two because they contain the numbing agent benzocaine. In rare cases, this can impact the blood's ability to carry oxygen and can be fatal. Additionally, when you put the gel on a babies gums they will swallow some. This can numb their throats and create a choking risk.
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Ingredients Needed to Make this Recipe:
- Essential Oils (links to specific products I used are in the recipe)
- 10 ml Roller Bottles
- Carrier Oil (I used Almond oil but most any carrier oil will work. See this post on specific carrier oils.)
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Essential Oils for Teething
Essential Oils for Teething Roller Bottle Recipe
- Add oils to the roller bottle and fill with coconut oil. Shake before use and apply to the jawline.
Gum Massage Blend
- 1 drop lavender essential oil
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Place coconut oil in a small dish and place the dish in a shallow bowl of water to soften the oil. Make sure the oil doesn't melt completely.
- Add 1 drop (NO MORE!) of lavender essential oil.
- Gently massage the gums with the mixture.
Other Natural Remedies for Teething:
- Wet a clean washcloth and wring out the excess water. Place it in the refrigerator to chill. Liquid filled teethers can also provide comfort. (Just make sure that your teether is toxin-free.)
- Give these Healthy Homemade Teething Biscuits a Try!