6 things my son uses when teething

Hilarious things baby has used for teething relief

As every parent knows, teething can be a nightmare. Finding relief for your little one can also be a nightmare. Here is what they prefer to use instead. Here are the top 6 things my son would rather use for pain relief.

Me

He has given me bear hugs just to get access to my shoulder. Playing and grabbed my arm just to nibble on it. I even caught him trying to chew my nose, chin and ears. Apparently I taste good.

Shoes

He frequently whips off a shoe so he can chew on the heal. Since he can’t walk yet, I’m sure they are clean. I just don’t want to see teeth marks on perfectly good shoes.

Shopping cart

The handle bar of the shopping cart. That one needed to stop right away; we don’t own a shopping cart fabric cover. I don’t know what it is about hard plastic or metal, that is covered in millions of germs and dirt, but between the handle bar and the chain, it was a loosing battle – cry or chew.

Crib

The top rail of his beautiful crib has two worn out spots with little beaver teeth marks. He has a sleigh bed so only fabric rail covers work on his, not the traditional plastic covers. (edit – two years later and hard plastic isn’t available anymore, good.)

Toys

Any toy that is not a teething ring or pacifier. This includes wooden blocks, plastic truck, toy piano. Heaven forbid he uses a toy for its intended purposes. He also loves to chew his bath toys, bath books, board books and stuffies. But won’t take the wash cloth in the tub, or any kind of toy that resembles a teether.

Timmies cups

I order a steeped tea, double cupped. When he sees my tea, he often asks for the second cup. Several people have questioned why I would give my baby a coffee – clearly I would never do that. And he doesn’t eat or chew the pieces, just gnaws on it for a while.


What does your kid chew on while teething? Let me know in the comments

As every parent knows, teething can be a nightmare. Finding relief for your little one can also be a nightmare. Here is what they prefer to use instead

Christine Leger is the founder of Tapped Out Travellers, a Family Travel Blog About Travel with Kids. We explore travelling on a budget, splurging on bucket-list travel opportunities along the way. Although Canadian, she currently lives in Germany.

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