The “T” word. That one part of being a mom I never really thought about. Now as a mom of twins it’s the one thing that rules them all. Sleeping troubles? Not eating well? Cranky, clingy and melt-down prone? You guessed it..Teething.
I knew that babies had to cut teeth, I just didn’t realize it could take 2-3 years to do that. With twins, you most likely have perpetual teething all the time. Most of my new mom life has been spent trying to figure out ways to keep my babies (and now toddlers) comfortable and happy without overdosing them on too much Tylenol!
I know there are lots of tips online for solving teething woes, but here are a few that I’ve found the most practical and helpful for us.
- Frozen fruit to chew on (I buy the bags of frozen peach slices or strawberries).
- Ice cubes in a cloth to suck on.
- Nuby Chewbies Teether for night and naps (One of my girls wouldn’t take a soother so this helped her get back to sleep on her own when she would wake up in the night, and she still sometimes uses one).
- Distract with favourite activities or story books.
- Comfort foods and toys.
- Clove essential oil (one drop in 1 TBLS carrier oil) to rub on gums.
- Hyland Teething Tablets (this worked the best for my girls and you can read the response to recent recall here: https://www.hylands.com/news/hylands-teething-recall.php).
- Boiron Camilia Teething Relief, 30-Dose
(these also worked really well for us and we always have some on hand!).
- Lots of sleep and snuggles (and lots of rest and wine for mom!).
You can purchase some of these great products on the Amazon links below!
I would have liked to have tried the amber necklaces to see if they helped, but when we got them as a gift, one of my girls (age 13 months at the time) ripped it off her sister’s neck and that freaked me out, so we haven’t tried them since!
I also loved using these Baby Bandana Drool Bibs a lot for one of my girls who drooled constantly even when she didn’t seem to be teething (plus they’re super cute!).
I hope some of these can help! If you have any other great teething tips I’d love to hear from you in the comments!