Clockwise from top: Teethers $10 from Rad Revolution // Amber Necklace $17 on Amazon // Teething necklaces $19.99 - $29 from The Vintage Honey Shop [use code 'q215' to save 15% off your purchase from now until 7/31/15!]
Rad Revolution's all natural wooden teething rings are finished by Mallory's own hand with a homemade beeswax and olive oil wood finish, and is perfect for your drooling mess of a dude / dudette. With these most recent molars, I wet down the fabric in the sink and throw it in the refrigerator for a little while to chill, and then reassemble it to the wooden ring and hand it over to H. He loves how the cold feels against his swollen gums and I love that he's not chomping on me! If When he gets it dirty, I just take the fabric ears off, toss it in the washer and lay it flat to dry and it's good as new. Not only for teething, he also just kind of loves to chat to it and loves flipping the 'ears' and waving it around!
Baltic Wonder recently sent me this Baltic Amber Teething Necklace to try out and so far I think its made a pretty noticeable difference in H's temperament. I have nothing against giving littles pain medication like tylenol or ibuprofen, especially when they're in pain, but I know they do a number on my stomach and my system is a lot more developed than H's, so I try not to give any to him unless completely necessary. Amber is a great alternative to over the counter medications for babies and tots while teething! Baltic Amber is supposed to give their immune system a boost, and has both anti-inflammatory & analgesic capabilities thanks to the succinic acid. The longer he wears it, the more I notice he seems calmer and much less fussy - something that makes all of us happier!
If you follow me on Instagram you've probably figured out by now that my The Vintage Honey Shop necklaces and LILLEbaby carrier are my two biggest must-haves for my daily #momlife. H is deep in the pits of teething despair right now, and most days the only thing that makes him happy are being held, being outside, and nursing. These two combine the best of both worlds and give his little hands (and sharp nails) something to occupy themselves with while nursing while also letting me get a break every once in a while by giving him something to chomp on. There are so many beautiful options for any mamas (or papas!) taste, and they're great for teething, nursing, and bottle fed little ones alike! Jen and Mel, the two mamas behind the shop, handcraft every necklace and check, double check, and triple check each one to make sure it's up to their high standards. H and I have been wearing these since H was around 3 months and they are amazing at keeping his sharp nails and rough hands off of my face and hair while he's nursing or while I'm wearing him in the LILLEbaby. Check out their Instagram, Facebook, or Shop for all the glorious options and make sure to use code 'q215' to save 15% off your purchase until July 31st 2015!
Have you ever had to deal with a teething little? Do you have any tricks that work for your family?