Last night, they kept their father and I up most of the night with restless whimpering and sad toddler sounds. Both of them have teeth coming in, and John Kyle even has a molar that is just breaking through the surface. You can imagine that the woes of teething are weighing heavily on my mind right now.
I always marvel at friends whose children just woke up one morning with teeth. Teething starts arrives early and loudly here. Apparently, all four of my children have inherited my notoriously low ability to deal with pain, and so when someone is teething here, we all feel it.
During the day, I try to use as many natural approaches to pain relief as I can. From homeopathic teething tablets to amber necklaces to good old-fashioned frozen teething rings, I try a little bit of everything to soothe and distract.
But when nighttime hits? I confess to pulling out the big guns: infant acetaminophen and ibuprofen. When it comes to nighttime teething relief, Mama don't play. We're a much nicer family when we've all had a bit of decent sleep.
My reliance on drugstore solutions for treating teething pain at night is one of many reasons I stand in awe of Kate Tietje, founder of Modern Alternative Mama. In her home, they rely 100% on natural remedies to cure every pain and ailment.
In August, Kate is releasing a new e-book called Healing with God's Earthly Gifts: Natural and Herbal Remedies. In it, you'll find her recipe for Teething Tincture which she has given me permission to share with you. She writes that "it contains herbs that are okay for children, and relieves pain and promotes relaxation and sleep." Promotes sleep? Sign us up!
ALL-NATURAL TEETHING TINCTURE
from Healing with God's Earthly Gifts
Step 1: Place herbs in clean jar
Step 2: Cover with glycerin and water
Step 3: Place a lid on the jar, then shake to combine
Step 4: Let the tincture sit in a dark place for about six weeks OR use the crock pot method to keep it warm for 2-3 days
Step 5: Strain the tincture through a clean dishtowel and store in a glass jar
Use: 2-3 drops for babies, 5-10 drops for adult tooth pain as needed. Can be used straight or mixed with water. Tincture lasts 6-12 months.
CAUTION: DO NOT USE CATNIP IF YOU ARE PREGNANT. It is in the mint family and may induce contractions.
Let's raise a glass (jar) to more restful nights with our teething wee ones!
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Kate's book Healing with God's Earthly Gifts is packed with recipes and information to replace some or all of your pharmaceutical approaches to health and healing. Even though I doubt my own family will ever be 100% free of medication, I can easily recommend her book as one that is approachable, full of wisdom and guidance, and easy to follow.
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