Help sourcing safe and natural teething remedies is one of the most common reasons that eco aware parents approach us. This list represents what is right for us – what we use to soothe our babes when they are teething. We like to offer a variety of options so that baby can chew and rub with diverse choice of textures for the various stages of teething. A little extra suggestion is to try cold fruit or veg in a mesh feeder, or in sticks for older (or baby-led teethers at your own discretion) – you can also use frozen breast milk for younger bubs.
When our 3 year old son was a baby, we would mix the Weleda powder with breastmilk and give it to him on a spoon. However with our second child we find there is just not time and we have come up with a combination that our baby girl loves – we take the leg of her Sophie le Girafe, wet from her mouth and dip her in the jar of Weleda powder. She loves the texture of both Sophie and the natural rubber leg and it all seems to do the trick.
Why these choices? We choose to avoid hydroxybenzoates in baby products which rules out Brauer’s Teething Relief and many other so-called ‘natural’ products for teething. You can read more about such additives [added in food and even stronger amounts in pharmaceuticals] at the Food Intolerance Network’s awesome site. We especially love their additive and natural chemical fact sheets. Eating with awareness of additives is particularly helpful in assisting children that experience eczema and food allergies but may also improve health and immune strength generally.
We prefer not to use a pharmaceutical solution if a natural product can do the job. There appears to be conjecture over what prolonged use of Panadol, Nurofen and even Bonjela means longer term. We are doing what we can with what we know, to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals by making a safe, natural choice for our children and with this information we are confident in offering our customers our wide selection of natural or organic and effective solutions for teething babes.
If you know or have experience with which products to avoid and why, please let us know by commenting on this post. We are always learning and would appreciate your input. Of course in addition if there is a natural product you would like to recommend us; a practical solution or feedback on our range, please give that willingly also as your opinions are welcome.