Monday, August 23, 2010

Teething Time

As anyone with a small child knows, teething is a tough time.  And that's probably an understatement.  It means that baby is in pain, and mom is getting even less sleep than usual.  Teething toys, manufactured in all sorts of standard plastics, have become a staple way of easing the process along.  It's come out in recent years though, that they aren't always totally benign.  PVC plastics, which many are made out of, carry serious health risks, as well as polluting our environment.  
Mothers in search of more natural remedies can find plenty of ideas online.  Here are some interesting ones:
-frozen washcloths
-frozen food, like bananas
-organic teething biscuits
 I really favor the frozen fruit idea.  Many stores also now carry manufactured toys in safer materials.  Although these can be more expensive, they can be pretty darn cute.


  1. yes, we really do have to be very careful in choosing products for our homes and especially for our little ones. My 4-month old daughter is about to teeth so I am also in the lookout for natural soothing teethers. I love your blog by the way. :)

  2. Thank you! We liked the frozen bananas! They were even easy to hold, after we wrapped a washcloth around it to protect little hand from the cold.