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In the world of parenthood, I think there’s one thing that all parents can agree on: Teething sucks! If you’re looking for some natural teething remedies, keep reading!
My daughter Lily had her first tooth break through the skin at 9 months old; however, she started teething a couple of months before that happened. Seeing her in pain and not knowing how to help was the worst feeling ever!
From everything I have heard and experienced, teething is different for every child. Sometimes babies teethe for a long period of time before they actually cut a tooth and sometimes only a couple of days before. Apparently, some lucky children don’t even have pain or show any symptoms before cutting teeth.
All that to say, there is no one size fits all remedy for teething pain relief. You just have to try everything, find out what your child responds well to, and go from there.
I thought I would do my part in the motherhood community by listing my 3 favorite natural teething remedies that helped Lily have a less painful teething experience. Just on the off chance, you didn’t already try these tips, then maybe they will provide some ideas at the very least.
Learn the 3 natural teething remedies below!
The number one thing that helps Lily at the peak of her teething pain is Boiron Camila Teething Relief. It is a teething liquid that comes in these little clear tubes. I love how they are packaged individually and ready for use, no measuring required. It’s also great for my OCD because it just seems so much more sanitary that way.
According to their website, “Camilia’s natural active ingredients include Chamomilla 9C HPUS (Relieves teething pain accompanied by irritability), Phytolacca decondra 5C HPUS (Relieves painful gums) and Rheum 5C HPUS (Relieves minor digestive disorders associated with teething).” 
I like to avoid giving Lily any unnecessary medicine so the fact that this “medicine” is homeopathic and all-natural makes it that much more amazing. It’s free of any numbing solutions as well, so there is no risk of your baby choking or gaging from a numbed throat, which I didn’t even know was a thing but is so scary to think about.
Still, even with all the incredible things about it, the best part is how much Lily likes it. Actually, that is an understatement. She loves it! I am not quite sure if it’s the taste she likes most or if she’s come to associate it with pain relief. Whatever the reason, the fact that she doesn’t kick and scream when I give it to her is a serious bonus! Less than 5 minutes after I give it to her there’s a noticeable difference in how much pain she’s in and her whole demeanor changes. It even helps her fall asleep around nap time and bedtime.
2. Amber Teething Necklace
Update: May 2022
The FDA released a report in December of 2018 warning parents that amber teething necklaces are not safe; specifically talking about the risk of choking and strangulation. I never saw this report in 2018. Now that I have, I can no longer recommend them in good conscience. If you chose to try an amber teething necklace for your child, please educate yourselves on the risks involved.
There are so many opinions out there about whether or not amber teething necklaces are a magical teething remedy or an old wives’ tale. After testing one out on Lily, I think they are legitimately helpful.
Let me preface this by saying that I am a believer in all things eastern medicine, holistic, etc. So maybe my thoughts on amber teething necklaces are a bit biased because I truly believe in the power of natural remedies. Still, I can say that in my experience, the amber teething necklace has an extremely calming effect on my daughter.
That being said, it does have its limitations. It does not provide instant pain relief to a suffering child. Putting an amber necklace on a crying baby in pain won’t render them magically pain-free. I find that it works best if it’s worn every day, as much as possible. It seems that the longer and more consistently Lily wears her necklace, the calmer and more pain-free she becomes. The only time I’ll take it off of her is when she’s sleeping.
The reason amber necklaces provide pain relief is that they contain Succinic acid, which is known to be anti-inflammatory, immune boosting, antioxidant-rich, calming, and soothing. The theory is that amber warms up against the skin, causing it to release oils that contain the Succinic acid, and eventually it gets absorbed into your baby’s bloodstream. 
What’s great about amber teething necklaces is that they don’t just help with teething. As I stated above, they are all-around healing to the body. I remembered reading somewhere that amber teething necklaces helped a young girl with chronic headaches be able to return to school after having to miss as a result of being in so much pain. So when Lily had an ear infection about a week ago, I wrapped her amber necklace around her ankle while she tried to fall asleep. I was willing to do anything to help her feel better. I swear it helped calm her and take some of the pain away because she finally was able to get some sleep.
3. Frozen Teethers
One of the best teething remedies for instant pain relief is a frozen teether. These have been a complete lifesaver for me and Lily. I remember one night she was hysterically crying and I had no idea why. She rarely ever cried, especially not like that, so it was quite alarming. I thought maybe it could be related to teething, so I went and grabbed a frozen teether. As soon as I put it in her mouth she instantly stopped crying. If I even moved the teether to try to give her a more frozen section, she would start crying again. The cold must have provided her with some much-needed relief.
Ever since then, I made sure to have a baggie of frozen teethers in the freezer at all times. When Lily was really in the thick of teething at around 9-10 months old, we had her frozen teethers on constant rotation. After she cut seven teeth we stopped using them for a while, but now that I think another round of teeth are trying to make their way out I need to make sure that baggie is full and ready to be used at all times!