My Top Teething Essentials

Teething... it's a daunting word isn't it.

Before very recently I had no idea about what products were available to help with the 'teething process' or even what to do with them! 

When you become a parent you expect to have to learn new things but you don't expect you will have to deal with teething until around 6 months, Maci began showing signs of teething at around 2 months old and it is only now you can distinctly see her two bottom teeth that have come through but she has more on the way...

Here are a list of my top teething essentials... they have made this experience a little easier for Maci and I so I hope that these items can help you too.

Amber teething bracelet 

 When I first asked on my instagram about what everyone suggested for teething products I had so many replies suggesting these and I must admit I was very sceptical. Although coming from a Beauty Therapy & Holistic background I knew the powers of natural crystals so I figured I would give it a go and I wasn't disappointed. Maci wears this 24/7 even when she isn't showing signs of teething but I personally believe this made a difference.

(When you purchase Amber Teething Bracelet/Necklaces always make sure they come with an authenticity booklet or certificate)

Sophie La Girafe

Sophie is an 100% rubber teething toy. The giraffe shape means that even babies as small as 3 months can hold onto her legs and neck. Sophie also squeaks providing an entertainment aspect to keep the baby entertained. These toys can also be sterilized.

You can find more information here - Official Homepage UK


I feel like this is one of the most important items on this post because Calpol is a must-have in a babies changing bag (teething or not!) 
Calpol can be taken from 2 months old (or the appropriate weight) and babies can take up to 2.5ml every 4 hours. 
Calpol works perfectly alongside all the other products on this list, I kept the calpol for when Maci was being very grumpy and then I would give it to her in her bottle.

Brush-Baby Teething Wipes

 I only discovered these a few weeks ago and they aren't the most effective things although I feel like they provide some comfort and relief. These Bush-baby teething wipes slide onto your finger (almost like a finger toothbrush) and then you peel off one side to expose a camomile paste which you then rub onto your babies gums. 

These can be used from 0-16 months.

And last but no means least...

Dentinox Teething Gel

This product is INCREDIBLE! Dentinox is well known for its great products but this one tops the charts for me. You simply pop a small amount onto your finger and rub it into your babies gums to allow instant comfort. You can repeat this step every 20 minutes if needed.

Dentinox Teething Gel contains active ingredients lidocaine and cetylpyridinium.

So those are my top teething essentials, I hope if you're struggling with a teething baby or toddler these products help you.

If you have a favourite teething product that I have not mentioned please share it in the comments!

Until next time,

What's in my changing bag - 16 weeks old


If you're reading this its most likely because you're nosey (just like me!) and you'd like to find out what I carry round with me in my 'narnia' of changing bags!

Despite the fact I am writing this as Maci is nearly 4 months old (how has that happened?!) the contents of my bag has not changed drastically since she was born, only the sizing of the clothes have changed.

The changing bag I use is the one which matches my pram which is the 'Silver Cross Pioneer' in 'Vintage Pink' 

The bag has many different compartments inside meaning it is easy to organise your belongings into categories and you also have four bottle compartments, two on the outside of the bag and two on the interior.

As you can see my bag is fairly organised (doesn't always look like this!) I organise it by putting clothes in the big pocket at the front, nappies, wipes and milk powder in the middle big section then muslin clothes and bibs in one of the pockets in the back and then I use the other section for Calpol, emergency sterilising tablets and other bits.

The nappies I am currently using are the 'Lupilu' lidl branded nappies - Personally I have found many other well known brands aren't as absorbent as these and these are wonderful and barely ever leak!

I always have a few muslin cloths and bibs in the changing bag because we have many 'puking incidents' during the day whilst we're out and if we have muslin cloths usually it means we haven't got to have a new change of clothes.

I remember when I first took Maci out of the house I packed so many spare clothes and lets be honest, its hard to know what to take.

What I usually pack is -

2 short sleeved vests (or long sleeved depending on time of year!)
2 Baby grows
1 pair of socks
1 hat

Since Maci is teething at the moment Calpol is a necessity... so this is always in our changing bag recently.

Once again Bepanthen is another item you will always find in our changing bag, babies skin is so sensitive I tend to pop this on Maci even if she isn't red it just protects her skin whilst she's wearing her nappy.

When your baby is born you are advised to always carry their red book in the changing bag incase of emergency... plus if its always in your changing bag you haven't got to worry about finding it when it comes to those horrible injections because you already know where it is!

I haven't actually spoken about Maci's bottles on here yet so I thought this would be a good opportunity to. 

When Maci was a few weeks old we knew something wasn't quite right and we were told she has Colic and silent reflux meaning she has to have special 'anti-colic' bottles. At the time we decided to use the 'Tommee Tippee Anti-Colic' bottles but since then I have also tried the 'MAM' Anti-Colic bottles which also work very well.

And finally, this is what I use to carry around the milk powder without it spilling everywhere. I picked this particular one up in Morrisons and it has three compartments inside which you measure out the exact amount of milk powder your baby drinks and then once they are hungry you simply open the little cap and tip it into the sterile water in the bottles... makes it a lot easier!

So that's what I have in my changing bag, its a lot isn't it!?
If you're a parent, what do you have in your bag which I don't, let me know below.