Many parents are looking for a way to help soothe their teething baby that doesn’t involve smearing a numbing gel such as Orajel on their gums. Teething biscuits are just one of many alternatives and have been around for quite some time.
Does Your Teething Baby Need Teething Biscuits?
The short answer to this question is no. Your baby does not need teething biscuits. Certain babies may not be ready for solid foods such as teething biscuits. As a parent, you know your baby better than anyone else and can probably make the best decision as to whether or not teething biscuits are right for your child. Here are a few advantages to teething biscuits:
1 – Teething biscuits can soothe your baby’s gums and satisfy the urge that your child has to bite during teething (one of the 10 symptoms of a teething baby)
2 – Teething biscuits help your child learn to feed him or herself.
3 – Teething biscuits can provide valuable nutrition to your child that may be difficult to obtain while the child is teething.
My wife and I gave teething biscuits to our daughter during her teething episodes. We found that some of them made a mess, but overall they helped ease our daughter’s teething troubles.
Where to Buy Teething Biscuits
You can find teething biscuits at pretty much any grocery store or at an online retailer such as Amazon. A few popular types to consider are:
- Baby Mum Mum Rice Rusks
- Earth’s Best Wheat Organic Teething Biscuits (Also available in Barley)
- Healthy Times Vanilla Premium Organic Teething Biscuits
Make Your Own Teething Biscuits
If you’d rather not pay retail prices, it may be cheaper to make your own teething biscuits at home, not to mention that you’ll know exactly what you are feeding your baby.
WholesomeBabyFood.com has this page with some good teething biscuit recipes and it tells you what ingredients are safe to use for your baby.
Teething biscuits certainly aren’t the only natural way to help your teething baby. In my next teething article I’ll go into detail about the many other natural ways to help pacify your teething child.
I also want to add a caution that any solid objects near your child’s mouth do pose a choking risk so you should always supervise them if you decide to give them teething biscuits.
Have you ever given teething biscuits to your teething child? Do you have any questions, comments, or stories to share about teething? I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!