Other Teething Remedies

This guide contains a set of articles about baby teeth and teething. This includes a comprehensive section on teething treatment which includes teething rings, teething keys, teething gels and even amber teething necklaces. These are the most commonly used aids for teething.

Are there are others? There are teething tablets which work in a similar way to teething granules and powders in that they are taken by mouth. But safety concerns were raised about a particular brand of teething tablets which led to a recall of this product. Understandably, this has left some parents apprehensive about using teething tablets in general.

Other remedies include:

  • Home made ice pops or ice lollies
  • Clove oil rubbed onto the gums
  • Vanilla extract: same as above
  • Natural liquorice root: this can be purchased at health food shops. It is safe and tasty for baby to chew on.
  • Homeopathic remedies?

Another option is 'distraction techniques' such as playing games or reading a book to your baby to take their mind off their symptoms.