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9 Hacks To Alleviate Infant and Toddler Teething Pain

Inside: The best homemade and natural teething pain remedies for infants and toddlers that actually work. These remedies worked miraculously on my late teether.

Is your baby or toddler suffering from teething pain? If so, I hope to shed my experience with these nine natural teething remedies for babies and toddlers.

My son, Lennox, was a late teether. He didn’t start teething until he was almost ONE! By then, he had already been eating a ton of solid foods from baby led weaning. I hypothesize that the baby led weaning solid foods toughened his gums, because boy, when the teeth start to pop through, it was an absolute nightmare.

Not only were those first teeth bad, but the molars got even worse with drooling, multiple wake-ups, and never-ending fussiness.

After trying anything and everything under the sun, I found a few that helped soothe Lennox’s teething pain, and today I want to share those that did work with you today! I hope these nine natural teething remedies for babies and toddlers help you out! If they do, let me know in the comments below!

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Natural Teething Remedies

Natural Teething Pain Remedies for Babies 

1.    Breastmilk/formula popsicles 

If your baby hasn’t started solids yet, this is an awesome teething remedy. I breastfed so I took some of my pumped milk and stored it in ice cube trays. Once they were frozen, I put them into the Boon Infant Feeder. 

Lennox not only enjoyed his milk in a different consistency, but the cold felt nice on his teeth.

2.    Frozen Homemade Puree Popsicles

Once we introduced purees to Lennox,  one of my favorite techniques was to freeze some of the few homemade purees that I made for him; Apple, carrot, sweet potato, etc. This allowed Lennox to gnaw away while exploring with the tastes of new foods. 

Just like the breastmilk popsicles that I mentioned above, I would place the frozen puree into the Boon Infant Feeder and let him gnaw away!

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Related post: What to Know About Purees and Baby Led Weaning

3. Frozen fruits

Put some frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, anything you desire into these mesh feeders and let your chomper chomp away. Just make sure to put your baby in a high chair or area you don’t mind getting dirty. All of my experience with frozen fruit has resulted in stains. 

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Related: Baby Led Weaning Must Have Products

4. Pacifier Icepop

Lennox always took to Advent Soothie pacifiers. I used to place water in the nipple of the pacifier and freeze it. Make sure you monitor your baby while he is using this teething method. You don’t want him to get the ice cube in his mouth once it has started to melt. 

At Home Teething Remdies

Natural Teething Pain Remedies for Toddlers 

5. Veggies- Celery, Cucumber, Corn, or Carrot stick

We did baby led weaning with Lennox; thus, I felt comfortable giving him sliced celery, cucumber, corn, and carrot sticks. Make sure you wash the vegetables, and you can even peel the skin off of them.  

When Lennox was getting his first molars, I would freeze longer celery and cucumber sticks and watch Lennox go at these frozen vegetables. This causes a lot of drool, so don’t forget the bib to avoid a rash!

6. Not-So-Ripe, Cold Fruits:
Apples, Mango seeds, Nectarines, pears

Cold fruit, especially apples are a great teething resource. In addition, according to Pediatric Dentistry, “Eating apples can help cleanse and clean teeth, and fight bad breath.”

I remember when Lennox was getting his first molars, brushing his teeth became a battle; therefore, I would try to offer him apples as much as I could throughout the day, and try to brush his teeth as best as I could at night.

7. Homemade juice popsicles

Fill these popsicle molds with 100% juices mixed with water or honest company juices.

When I would see Lennox drool or is extremely fussy, I offer one of these, and it calms him down for quite a while.

8. Pedialyte Pops

Not only are Pedialyte Pops a household essential in case your toddler gets sick, but they always are a great teething remedy.

Stick this in a mesh feeder, and your baby will happily gnaw away for a while!

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Related: 12 Tips for When Your Toddler Has the Stomach Flu

9. Chicken Bones

I know this might sound crazy, but chicken bones are great for teething babies. Makes sure is a durable piece of bone that way it doesn’t splinter, and keep a close eye on your baby/toddler. Do not leave them unattended bones, or any of the items listed above. 

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Well, these were some of the natural home teething remedies that worked for Lennox, and we hope they work for you too because well, teething sucks!

I would love to hear what were some of your best teething remedies. Comment below! Don’t forget to follow us on social media for our daily updates and activities!

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Thursday 19th of March 2020

Great post! My son is a late teether, just getting his 3rd tooth at 12 months. My daughter is 2 years older so I completely forgot about this stage.

Ceci Rey

Thursday 11th of July 2019

These are great suggestions. I remember giving my daughters frozen rings and bagels. Thanks for sharing!


Thursday 11th of July 2019

We have been doing a lot of homemade popsicles as my little girl is getting her molars. I love all of the other tips!


Thursday 11th of July 2019

We did some of these when mine were teething. They also really loved ice in the mesh popsicle holders and it cools their inflamed gums

Lynn Armstrong

Wednesday 10th of July 2019

I have never heard of the chicken bone idea! So interesting! I've heard there's an essential oil that you can rub on their gums and it's supposed to help too.