As new moms, we spend so much time obsessing over when baby will cut her first teeth. And then when those pearly whites finally start coming in, we wish we could go back to the gum-only days. Teething is not only uncomfortable for baby, but it can be pretty uncomfortable for us too--all that whining, drooling and not sleeping makes for a generally unhappy household.

While the process is totally natural, and duh, we want our baby to get teeth, most of us are willing to try any trick to ease the pain...for us and for the little one. Since the FDA says meds (even the holistic kind) are a no-no, here’s a few coping mechanisms that you can try until baby’s finally got a full set of chompers.