Is your baby just about at the age that he is going to be cutting teeth soon and is going to need teethers? You need to start preparing for things like this ahead of time, but there are often many little things we forget to buy, including teething rings.
Luckily, there are many ways that you can make your own teething rings at home, so there will be something around, until you can go out and get the real thing. This way, with any luck, you will be able to ease your baby’s pain, which is going to stop him from screaming, easing your own pain.
Types of Homemade Teething Rings
Homemade teething rings are not necessarily rings, although there are ways that you can make rings. One way to get a ring, and provide your baby with plenty of healthy vitamins, is to partially freeze a pineapple ring. It is healthy, and can be chewed on so the cold numbs the baby’s gums. You can do this with many different types of fruit and other healthy foods. Ice-cold bananas are another excellent idea, and the baby gets all the benefits of eating banana while soothing his aching gums. Other ways you can make your own teethers include:
• Ice Cubes – Ice cubes can be used when you are in a fix, but you need to make sure that your baby is not going to be able to swallow an ice cube and choke on it. The best way to use an ice cube is to dampen a baby washcloth and freeze it, then wrap it around the ice cube. Use an elastic band or a piece of yarn or string to secure it so the ice cube can’t fall out. As the baby chews on this, it is simply going to melt and turn into water. Then you can freeze the cloth and start all over again.
• Popsicles – These are tasty treats that are great for babies w