Mum’s genius teething hack divides parents over safety concerns

After a mum found a brilliant way to stop her son suffering teething pain, she shared her idea online, but was surprised to receive mixed reactions from others.

Mum Emelia Jackson found her son was suffering so much going through teething, she just wanted to put an end to his constant pain.

Trying to figure out a way to help her poor little boy get through the teething process, she came up with an idea to try and soothe his mouth.

The mum-of-one took the mouthpiece of his dummy, filled it with water and popped it in the freezer.

Once she took it out a couple of hours later, she gave the frozen pacifier to her son and it seemed to do the trick, relieving him of any tooth pain he was feeling.

Having discovered this new teething hack, Emelia took to Facebook to share her method with her friends.

The mum wrote, ‘Mom hack: If your babies are teething mamas put water in your soothie, and then put it in the freezer for a couple hours.

‘Seriously a lifesaver for teething mamas. He was so content with his cold binky.’

The post became so popular that it was shared across the social media platform over 114k times by impressed parents and received over 38k comments.

‘Such a good idea. I’m so doing this when Macy starts teething’ commented one Facebook user. ‘This really does work’ agreed another.

However despite the post getting a lot of positive attention, some parents were quick to highlight the potential dangers that this hack could have if babies were to drink the melted ice.

‘My baby turns his [dummy] around so he would choke on the ice’ said one horrified mum.

‘When young babies drink water it can cause them to receive less nutrients from the milk that they drink. There is also a risk of water intoxication (causes seizures, etc.)’ commented another.

In a bid to calm the worried mums, and assure them that there was no way for the ice to leak through the mouthpiece, Emelia updated her Facebook post with the additional up-close images of the dummy shown in the post above.

‘Since there are so many people freaking out thinking my little man is drinking the water, I want to show you that there is NO hole in this binky. And absolutely NO way for the baby to get the water’ she added.

What do you think? Would you try out this method? Or did you have another way of soothing your little one during teething? Let us know in the comments below.