Tackling Teething

Max has been teething since he was 3 months old (he’s 6 months old now) and it’s pretty much just been a nightmare. He has never been the best sleeper and nighttime has been challenging since the day he was born but teething had made him so much worse. I can deal with waking in the night for a feed or a bum change but he was waking up non stop because his gums were being a pain! This meant I had no idea what to do or how to help him – especially at 3am with a fuzzy head!

We never had any fussiness with Amelia when she was teething so didn’t have any tricks up my sleeve at all. These past few months have been a real learning curve and I think I’ve finally found a few bits that actually make little Maxy more of a happy little boy.

Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew Bib


Bibs are pretty much your go to thing to save yourself from a mountain of dribble washing when teething kicks in. And that is why this bib is the best. Not only are their clothes being protected but the Chewy end means they can relieve their gums whilst stuffing the bib into the mouth (like max does every time!)

Cheeky Chompers Chewy Hippo

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I love Chewy! And Amelia loves Chewy too! It’s hard to find something that babies can actually grip and get to their mouths (because typically things that actually help never seem to whereas a nail and a malteaser never miss!) We’ve found that Max can actually hold onto Chewy and get it into his mouth. He squeaks too which makes it even more fun and I love the way he’s wearing a Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew Bib too!

Ashton & Parsons Infants Powders


This powder is like miracle dust – honestly! I give him a sachet at night (dry powder on the tongue) then put him to bed and I don’t really hear much from him until around 5am. As soon as he has a sachet he’s like a totally different baby!



Calpol is really just great for anything. I don’t usually give him any calpol but if he’s feeling especially grizzly a bit in his bottle makes him feel a lot better.

Finding something that actually works and helps your baby through teething is pretty hit and miss, and to be honest most of the time you can spend a lot of money trying to find a magic cure. I’ve bought loads of different teething aids for both Max and Amelia but they never really got on with most of it, however these few bits really are great and I definitely recommend giving them a go.

What have you found helps your little one with teething?


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  1. Oh teething is the worst isn’t it? We just have 4 final molars to come through with our youngest and we will have finished with the teething sagas. I love the chewy hippo. We had a “Sophie Giraffe” with our youngest which I think did a similar job. The infant powders are amazing too aren’t they? I hope you get some sleep soon lovely. Thanks for linking up with #DreamTeam x

  2. Oh my I hated teething with a passion and my youngest who is 18 months only has 7 so we still have some way to go. In must say though I absolutely swear by Ashton and parsons it never let me down, especially when coupled with calpol. I took it myself once for a wisdom tooth – the granules not calpol and I swear it actually helped! Thank you for joining us at #familyfun

  3. I’ve been there hun, and know what you’re going through. We have tried all these tricks, and you just end up anything you can to help them and to help yourself. Have you heard of dribble stop tops? With all the saliva that they produce their clothes become soaked making their skin sore, take a look at these tops on Google. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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