Babies usually start teething between 6 and 10 months old, and the process can last up to almost 3 years.
While seeing your baby’s first tooth is an exciting time for any parent, it can be quite painful for the child.
Symptoms of teething include drooling and sucking on items, as well as irritability and rashes around the mouth, according to Healthline.
However, a young mother has come up with an ingenious and affordable trick to help relieve your baby’s symptoms.
Taylor Eskridge took to TikTok in March to show off how she helps her child, revealing her “teething baby thing.”
She said, “If you have a teething baby like me, try this.
“Instead of buying these pre-made yogurt bites, I bought this sachet for a dollar.”
She then shows a Gerber Fruit & Yogurt sachet, with a strawberry and banana flavor.
Mom starts squeezing small amounts of the mixture onto a baking sheet, while explaining, “All you need is a cookie sheet.
“Place a ton of tiny drops all the way down the cookie sheet and place them in the freezer for about an hour.
“It’s a super delicious snack, which feels nice and cold on their gums. They melt very quickly and they taste super good.”
The video is titled “Easy, Inexpensive, Delicious” and has so far been viewed over 1.1 million times and garnered over 67,500 likes.
Many took to the comments section to express their gratitude to Mom for sharing her wisdom.
TikTok user Ashley Renee wrote: “I just did this for my daughter, thanks for posting!”
Another person, user8200671683785, commented, “My baby is not teething but I gave it all up and did this!”
“She doesn’t like squeezies anyway, she’s 8 months old and loves using her tongs,” alongside a love heart emoji.
Meanwhile, a third, Sarah-Beth ‘Ditzy’, added: “Love this! My boy is going to try these if I can remember when he grows up a little more X.”
Some feared the bites would cause a child to suffocate, including Kayla Bartelmey, who asked, “Isn’t that a choking hazard?”
To that, Eskridge responded by explaining, “No, they melt in seconds!”
Giving your child something cold to chew on is a reliable way to try to soothe the swelling.
Healthline also recommends creating homemade teething products by “wetting a washcloth and putting it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
“This will give your little one something to chew on, and the cold cloth can soothe their sore gums too.”