We love an innovative momma who is eager to share her secrets for success with the rest of us. There isn’t a fool-proof guide for parenthood—we are winging it, ladies. So, when our babies hit milestones such as the 4-8 month teething mark and the urgency to relieve pain is in full force, we are willing to try anything. That’s why one mom by the name of Emelia Jackson’s teething trick went viral on Facebook with over 114,000 shares, 23,000 likes, and 38,000 comments—it’s simple, inexpensive, and downright old school. You’re going to want to try this.
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“Mom hack: If your babies are teething, mamas put water in your soothie, and then put it in the freezer for a couple hours. Seriously a life saver for teething mamas. He was so content with his cold binky ? EDIT: Since there are so many people freaking out thinking my little man is drinking the water, I want to show you that there is NO hole in this binky. And absolutely NO way for the baby to get the water,” Jackson posted to Facebook.
That’s right, a DIY ice pack for your baby’s mouth—was the answer right under our noses the whole time?! According to Romper, Jackson uses the Phillips Avent brand of soothie pacifiers which will cost you about $3 on Amazon. All you have to do is add water, freeze, and let the faux popsicle work its magic. (Cue the silence of a happy baby.)
As the comments came flooding in, concerns over Jackson’s baby consuming water arose—which can be dangerous for a little one under the age of 6 months to one-years-old—she reassured followers that there is no hole in the binky she is using. When implementing Jackson’s method, it is smart to consistently check that your pacifier is in tip-top shape, with zero leakage.
So, there you have it—here's to hoping your babies find peace as they develops their little pearly whites. Because peace for the baby means peace for you, mom.