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13 Things My Baby Likes to Chew When Teething
FINALLY two teeth popped through for Little L.
It was about time! She’s been driving me mad with the late night waking, the excessive chewing and the whining. Obviously we have lots more to go but at least we have some progress, and she looks so so SO cute with her two bottom teeth.
We have traditional teethers for her, but what do you know — she doesn’t want them! She wants everything but those. So, in the interest of letting her get some relief I’ve compiled a few of her favorite homemade teethers — anything to let her get her CHEW on.
Either way, teething BITES!
(She is supervised at all times.)
This is one of her favorites — I guess the soft bristles massage the gums. I had to wash it to make it soft again!
Teething flip flop
Oh now these have been her go-to chew toy — her brother M’s flip flops. He didn’t wear them this summer because they are too big, but a certain someone got a hold of them when cleaning out the closet.
Going for the bib
When she gets really desperate, she just grabs her plastic bib and just CHEWS…poor girl.
M has an assortment of play food, but Little L only goes for one of them — the plastic donut complete with white frosting and sprinkles.
Bath time isn’t the same without a rubber duckie and this one provides Little L with the perfect teether!
A big 'ole piece of steak
You may have seen that we are doing baby-lead weaning (UK meaning) and that Little L works on pieces of hard fruit and foods. This piece of meat does double duty — she likes the taste and she can work her gums.
Chew and play
When she’s standing in the Pack n’ Play you will most likely find her quietly chewing on the border. The entire front side is wet!
After she’s done having her milk, she ends up gnawing on the nipple. Oddly enough, she doesn’t take a dummy.
Okay, so this necklace is made to be chewed on (they are Chewbeads) but really, she goes for ANYTHING that is around my neck.
Not just any spoon will do, it has to be a collection of plastic measuring spoons on a ring for her to munch on. We’ve given up on keeping them in the kitchen — M always gets them out to give to her.
When nothing else is within reach, she just sticks her entire hand in her mouth for a bit of relief.
Minnie Mouse crawling shoes
She looks so darn cute wearing them, but she’s managed to pull them off and chew on them. I think the softer side of the velcro soothes her gums. YUM!
Again, she’s working on hard pieces of food and a cold piece of peach is perfect to give her gums some relief.