Teething isn't fun. Though you can't make your little one's teeth emerge from her gums any faster, you can ease her discomfort with a frozen washcloth. It's an inexpensive and quick way to help numb the pain that teething often causes.
Saturate three-quarters of a clean washcloth with water. Leave a quarter of the washcloth dry so your baby has a place to grip the frozen washcloth while he gnaws on it.
Wring the water out of the washcloth so it's not dripping wet. Be careful not to get the dry part wet as you do this.
Fold the washcloth into fourths and slip it inside a zip-top plastic bag. This will keep the washcloth clean, but it will also prevent it from sticking to the shelves of your freezer. You might roll the washcloth instead of folding it if you think it will be easier for your baby to hold.
Place the washcloth in your freezer and leave it for an hour or two, or until it's somewhat hard. The hard texture is part of what will bring relief, according to HealthyChildren.org.
Remove the frozen washcloth from the plastic bag and help your baby grab onto the dry part.
Launder used washcloths between uses. Wet washcloths can harbor germs and bacteria because of the moist environment and washing them will prevent your little one from ingesting them and potentially getting sick.