As a first time mom, I remember hearing lots of horror stories about teething. No sleep, endless crying, and not much can be done to help. Being an advocate for natural medicine, I certainly wasn't going to reach for Orajel or another over the counter product, but I also wasn't willing to accept misery as my only other option. I began researching, and came across Tender Teeth, a Chinese herbal formula for teething. OH MY GOD AM I GLAD I DID SOME RESEARCH!!! This stuff is a literal lifesaver. The first day my daughter showed signs of teething, I began giving her a few doses of Tender Teeth every day. After a couple weeks, I was thinking to myself, "Man, teething really isn't so bad."
The following week, however, I found out just how bad it can be. I left the herbs at a friend's house after a visit (curse you, postpartum brain!!!) and a few days later, my daughter woke up fitful, cranky, and drooling. She did not nap, she did not play, she did not do anything but whine and beg to be held. By late afternoon, she was exhausted and I was exasperated. I decided then and there, I was not going to risk a sleepless night. I loaded the car and off we went to retrieve the forgotten bottle of herbs. Not fifteen minutes after dosing her, my daughter was smiling, cooing, and acting like her happy little self again.
I share this story so hopefully you can learn a few things from it.
1) Teething doesn't have to suck
2) There is a natural way to give your child relief from teething
3) Chinese herbs are THE BOMB
And BONUS....they are very affordable as well. To get your hands on a bottle of this healing goodness, fill out the form below to set up a quick 15 minute herbal consult with me so I can give you guidance and support on dosage and tips for getting baby on board with taking herbs.
Teething....that scary T-word is spoken of among parents with dread and fear. It can be a time of frustration, pain, and sleepless nights. I am super stoked to tell you, it doesn't have to be that way!!! I have an arsenal of tips and tools for teething survival. One of my favorites that can easily be done at home is Chamomile Teething Ice Pops. These little treats are healing and fun for kids, and they provide a cooling sensory experience!!!
Chamomile Teething Ice Pops
*Makes 2 trays of pops/cubes
3 tbsp chamomile flowers
1 1/2* cups filtered water
Ice cube trays (choose your shape keeping purpose in mind)
Heat water to a boil and then pour over the chamomile flowers. Allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain with cheesecloth or fine wire strainer. Pour liquid into ice cube trays and place in freezer until solid. Store in airtight container and use as needed.
*Beware of staining on clothing and furniture
To really kick the healing up a notch, book an herbal consult with Caitria so you can start using powerful Chinese herbal blends for your child's natural health. Check out this post about a phenomenal herbal formula for teething.