This mum's nifty hack for dealing with a teething toddler is so simple – yet effective
Got a teething toddler on your hands, mum?
Sending you love, good vibes and a virtual double-shot latte (or whatever you feel you most need right now!)
Explained that nothing seemed to help her daughter feel better or ease her sore gums, the mum shared that after a day of discomfort and distress, she had tried pretty much anything.
“I tried a popsicle, frozen green bean, and frozen washcloth. [She] didn’t want anything to do with those,” she explains, noting that her daughter was so miserable she wouldn’t even eat her lunch.
“In a panic, I grabbed a piece of bread and handed it to her. And now she’s happy eating it walking around the house. Talking away and giving Mommy kisses.”
Other parents thought this was a pretty hilariously simple fix, with some revealing their own kids also knew that a slab of carbs made all the difference to their mood – and sore gums.
“Bread is my go-to when my toddler suddenly ‘doesn’t like’ foods that she’d have happily scoffed the day before,” one noted. “If I can tell she is just being fussy then bread and butter is what she has. Kids are so weird but whatever keeps them happy and with a full tummy I guess!”
“Oh my gosh, I’ve done the exact same thing with my 16-month-old! My husband was so confused and I was like, ‘dude it worked. Don’t question it’,” another mum commented.
Another mum noted that this summed up mum life perfectly.
“God I relate to this so much. I feel like parenting a baby is giving them random things until you finally get it right.”
And sure look – it might sound like a very simplistic solution to the issue of teething – but don't knock it until you've tried it. And let's face it – after a day of crying and discomfort, you're pretty much willing to try anything!
“I don’t know why, but that slice of bread saved me today,” this mum confirms, keen to share this easy remedy in case it helped another family.”It’s definitely going to be a go to for me when all else fails.”
Note: It is super-important to supervise your toddler if they are eating – especially things like bread.