Forget about the terrible twos. Any parent will tell you that the real trouble starts when your baby begins teething. From drooling, coughing to sleepless nights, cutting those primary teeth can be traumatic for the whole family.
Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz knows the secret to keeping a teething tot smiling. When her now-14-month-old daughter Paloma Louise struggled with sore gums, the 39-year-old reached for Humphreys 100% All Natural Teething Strips, which are available in drugstores nationwide. The cherry flavored lactose-free, homeopathic strips quickly melt in the mouth. Ana loves that they eased Paloma’s throbbing gums and her sleepless nights! And what new mom doesn’t dream of that?
But if you don’t have time to rush out to the drugstore, there’s a really simple home remedy you can try, says dentist Dr. Kristy Gretzula. “I recommend putting a clean, wet washcloth in the freezer balled up. Allow the child to chew on the washcloth, supervised of course. The cold will help numb their gums and it’s definitely all natural.” she tells HollyBaby.com.