How to Travel with a Teething Tyke

Tips for teething toddlers while travelling

5 items to add to your baby & toddler packing list

If you thought managing a teething baby at home was hard work, you have clearly never had to deal with one while on a trip!

Under normal circumstances, having a baby on board on a trip can already test your sanity, but throw in the added palaver of a teething child and everything gets taken up several notches.

For this reason, many parents often postpone travelling until the little ones are a lot less little. However, travelling with your baby can be a rewarding experience. Sure, they may not remember every moment when they get older, but you will surely appreciate the memories.

There are several easy to pack items that can help with managing a teething child while on a trip that makes the experience pleasurable for baby and everyone else.

In this post, we look at our 5 favourite, easy-to-pack teething items in detail.

This post is part of our best baby travel advice series

1. Chew Toys

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Sometimes, babies will sleep through a journey and look absolutely adorable while doing so. However, teething babies hardly sleep during a trip unless drugged and if you are like me, you do not fancy using Tylenol or Advil unless expressly necessary.

You have a situation where your child isn’t sleeping and he or she is fussing about because of the pain. It is a good idea to whip out one of his or her favourite chew toys and let them have at it. It will provide some much-needed distraction while the act of biting and chewing on the toys will help to relieve some of the pain in their gums.

2. Amber Teething Necklace

Perhaps you have heard of this teething remedy. The fact remains that amber necklaces work wonders for teething babies. Amber necklaces, especially those made of Baltic Amber beads, provide relief for teething babies.

Baltic Amber contains a high concentration of succinic acid, which has been known to be an effective pain reliever. When worn, body heat from the skin helps release the succinic acid from the beads, which is then absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream where it releases it works as an analgesic.

All you have to do is allow your teething child to wear one of these teething necklaces, and your little one will be a lot more comfortable during the trip, no matter whether it is an hour-long drive or an intercontinental plane ride.

Your baby might even take a much welcome nap or two in the process. What’s more some of these Baltic Amber necklaces, especially the ones from Baltic Wonder – Premium Necklaces can look absolutely adorable on your child.

Baltic Amber necklaces can relieve distress in a teething baby

3. Cold Treats

Cold treats are especially useful on road trips. When travelling by road with a teething baby, be sure to pack a cooler with lots of their favourite cold treats, such as yoghurt, frozen fruits, etc.

If you travel by air, you can request some frozen popsicles, which also does the trick for soothing your baby’s gums, as well as being seriously tasty. Make sure your child wears a bib though to make the clean-up easier.

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4. Teething Granules

Teething granules are another homoeopathic remedy for babies that is especially easy to use when travelling with your little one. Teething granules are made primarily from Chamomilla, which is a known remedy for aches and pains, as well as starch and lactose sugar.

Apart from providing relief from the pain and discomfort of teething, these teething granules also help with the drooling problem, which can be a bit of a challenge when travelling with a teething baby. (Note: Always ensure that your baby is in a sitting position before administering teething granules.)

5. Tropical Salves and Ointments.

It doesn’t hurt to stock the glove compartment or the first-aid box with a few extra topical salves and ointments that you can apply directly to your baby’s gums during your trip. These will provide fast-acting relief from the aches and pain. Some might even be soothing enough to be snooze-inducing for your baby.

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Final advice on travelling with a teether

It is important to realize that travelling isn’t always a fun experience for your little one when they’re teething. Be prepared to be patient and provide a distraction for the little one to help cope with the discomfort.

There is no reason why with proper planning, preparation, and patience, you cannot have a fun trip with your teething baby. You might even get to take a few memorable teething photos on the backdrop of some truly beautiful sights.

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2 thoughts on “How to Travel with a Teething Tyke

  1. Samara says:

    Great post! We are planning a transatlantic trip with our youngest, who is 5 months old, and we’re worried he’s going to be uncomfortable. I didn’t know that baltic amber had so many benefits , and I had never heard of teething granules. I will check both of them out. Thanks for the tips! Hopefully they will make our journey as smooth as possible : )

    • Globetrotters Admin says:

      very best of luck! Its a horrible stage for the littles for sure and flying can only amplify the issues. A lot of mums swear by the teething necklaces and granules for sure can have an amazing short-term benefit even if just to distract them.

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