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Safely Soothing Teething Pain

Smiling mother and father holding their newborn baby daughter at home

We started Punkin butt because we accidently burned one of our babies’ gums by using straight clove oil. We were trying to do the right thing and use safe, homeopathic products for our child, but it ended up hurting them instead of helping. 

We realized that there was a need for well-researched and developed products that would safely sooth teeth pain. We joined forces with an aromatherapist, naturopath, and a couple local pediatricians to develop our first product: Punkin Butt Teething Oil. Since then, we developed a whole lot of other great homeopathic products, including bottom balms, soaps, and even products for mom and dad!

We’re always on the lookout for great products for babies and their parents, and we enjoy sharing what we’ve learned here on our blog. In today’s post we’ll be going back to our teething oil roots and sharing some ways to safely soothe teething pain in babies. Continue reading to learn more and browse our shop for teething solutions and other teething treatments!

Massage the Gums

Our first tip is really easy — if your child’s gums are swollen, gently rub them with your finger. There’s nothing quite like a parent’s touch, and that goes for teething pain too! Of course, make sure your fingers are clean, and be gentle. You can also use a moistened gauze pad or washcloth. The pressure will help ease your baby’s discomfort and soothe their pain.

Cool Teething Rings

We all know that cool things reduce swelling, and that includes teething pain. You can put a firm rubber teething ring in the fridge and let your baby chew on the ring. The coolness and the pressure from biting down on the ring will help sooth the pain. Make sure that the ring is not frozen, though, as it can hurt your baby’s gums. You should also try to make sure that the ring is not too hard, or it can hurt your child’s gums.

Try Hard Foods

If your baby is eating solid foods, you can offer them something to gnaw on, like a peeled cucumber or carrot. Plus, if they’ve been in the fridge for a while, they’ll also be cool. As alway, watch closely to make sure that the child doesn’t choke on the food. 

Dry Drooling

Part of teething is drooling. But when drooling isn’t cleaned up, it can start to irritate your baby’s face. Keep a clean cloth around to mop up that drool when you see it and, if needed, you can apply moisturizer to your child’s chin. Although our main focus on teething pain is the gums, the entire mouth area and chin can also get irritated and inflamed when your child is teething. 

Use Punkin Butt Teething Oil

Of course we believe one of the best ways to safely soothe teething pain is by using our teething and comfort oils! We infuse sunflower oil with organic herbs, then add a touch of essential oils to increase effectiveness and calming aromatherapy. 

We know that one of the most difficult parts of being a parent is seeing your child in pain. Teething is a normal, but painful, experience for babies and well-meaning parents who want to ease their child’s pain often turn to products that can be harmful. When you use Punkin Butt Teething Oil to soothe your child’s pain, you can trust that it not only will give your baby immediate relief from teething pains, it is also completely safe and 100% natural. If you have any questions about our teething oils or other products, contact us today.