Baby Snob may be a year old, but she still only has two teeth . . . . well soon to be five by my estimation. Yep, we are in the middle of a week-long, swollen, painful, teething spurt. For the most part, she is in great spirits, but there is one huge sign that she is not feeling well: she won’t eat a thing. Poor little thing shrinks back in pain the moment a particle of food touches her upper gums. But a hungry baby is never a happy baby, so we’ve been trying out best to sooth her and get some food in her. Here are some of our best teething solutions:
1. Smoothies: I’ve been using the Little Green Pouch and these Boon Sippy Cups to feed her green smoothies. She’ll suck an entire one down in less than 5 minutes. We’ve been experimenting with new flavors as well, and blueberry + unsweetened vanilla almond milk is a favorite.
2. Peanut Butter: Luckily we’ve had no signs of food allergies over here, so peanut butter is a go-to choice for some protein. She’ll happily suck on a baby spoon with some spread on it.
3. Baby wearing + teething pads: When she is sad and clingy, I find that putting her in the Ergo is a great solution for comfort + still being able to get some things done around the house. She was gnawing on the straps nonstop though. The Ergo Teething Pads were the perfect solution.
They come in organic or regular cotton, are easily washable and protect the straps of the carrier from any damage done by little baby teeth.
The Ergo teething pads have snaps so you can easily put them on and take them off whenever you need to.
As of this morning, the top two teeth are still just barely breaking the skin. I’m really hoping they come all the way in soon!
What re your tips for easing the pain of a teething baby?
*Disclaimer: I was sent a set of organic and natural Ergo carrier teething pads. All opinions, statements and photos are my own.