My favorite teething pain reliever is not what you may initially think of to aid your baby in his or her time of need. It’s not a teether or some type of “modern medication,” (Aspirin, Tylenol or Orajel). The product I have found that works best for my children, friends and all those who have asked for my assistance, is good old fashioned tea! Chamomile tea to be specific. If your wondering how to administer the sweet drink, no tea cup needed, just an organic wash cloth.
- Cut standard wash cloth into four equal pieces. Make sure there are no strings exposed.
- Brew chamomile tea, then allow tea to sit until the appropriate temperature is reached.
- Place wash cloths in bowl and pour tea over top. Allow tea to penetrate the fibers then ring-out.
- Fold wash cloth from center down. Imagine a person under a “ghost sheet costume.”
- Baby will suck, bite and chew on towel until he or she is ready for another.
Why does this work so well?
Chamomile is calming. A natural muscle relaxant and pain reliever. It has been used for generations to aid stomach aches, heartburn and nausea. I have also found it helpful for colic-y babies and for children and adults with their own types of oral pains, (losing teeth, swollen gums and other mouth sores).
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