What's your solution for teething discomfort for your baby? I tend to breastfeed the pain away (and it works quite well).
I also try to avoid all those numbing agents in the baby care aisle. Because they scare me. It just doesn't seem sensible to put chemicals right into a baby's mouth.
Recently, I learned about a natural way to soothe a baby's sore gums (and prevent cavities at the same time!). Spiffies toothwipes are a research-backed product, created by a Tucson-based Pediatrician. The secret ingredient? Xylitol (a natural sweetener found in many fruits and plants - click on the link to read all about it).
The Spiffies Teething Kit is still in marketing development, but should be available for purchase at select retailers and on the Spiffies website by the end of the year. The kit will include an assortment of toothwipes, plus a mini booklet about teething. Just stick the wipes in the freezer and then gently rub baby's sore gums, as necessary. As of right now, there are 3 flavors - grape, apple, and mango. Both of our girls (19 months and 4 years) enjoy using the wipes on a nightly basis (our 19mo has a whole mouthful of teeth coming in).
Spiffies is looking for 20 moms of teething babies/toddlers (4 months to age 3) to provide feedback about the packaging and messaging on the teething kit box (which is not yet available for purchase).
Interested? Leave a comment on this post by Friday, October 22nd, at 11:59pm. I'll select 20 names at random. All 20 moms will receive a free teething kit, plus 100 refills. After you've had a chance to try it, I'll ask you to fill out a brief questionnaire about your experience. Then, I'll have Spiffies send you a $20 gift card to buybuyBaby. Easy as pie.
How do you soothe your teething baby's sore gums?
UPDATED: The twenty selected moms are: #42 Csixberry, #50 Amy Martin, #37 Kris, #47 Elizabeth, #38 Elisabeth, #43 Meg T, #41 Kristen, #10 Becca, #49 Sarah, #35 Audrey, #16 Tiffany, #14 Kara, #6 Renee, #24 Vanessa, #15 Marissa, #22 Kate, #34 Autumn B, #23 JulieK, #45 Jenny @ mamanash.com, and #32 Janelle.
* I received compensation for this post as part of a custom campaign for Spiffies. As always, all opinions are my own.