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Another thing that can help is a weak chamomile tea. Not only will it help relax the child, but has a very slight numbing effect that will help the pain as well.
You can also buy natural teething tablets from health food stores. If you are handy in the kitchen, you can always make your own, too! I have to admit though, this is one area where I don't have luck. I can do pretty much anything in the kitchen, from baking bread to making candy. The two things I can't do at all? Make teething biscuits (I've tried!!) and cook fish. Yes, fish. I can't do it. I don't know why. There is something about me that just will not let me cook fish, it stays undercooked no matter what. But that could be another post entirely. Something that you could do instead of teething biscuits is buy or make biscotti! This one is on my list, I think I'll have more luck with it.
Something that you can do with food is include a lot of basil and parsley. Both of these help take swelling down. There is going to be a lot of Italian in our future! Also, grapes have wonderful lunar healing properties, which is definitely what you want here. Half a cup of grapes once a day works wonders for teeth. Garlic works well too, but it can be hard for little stomachs to handle that.
Is there anything else you use?