Is your baby teething? Now this has to be one of the many challenging questions to answer. It’s very hard to be sure if it is teething that is causing the problem but if you suspect teething, what are your remedies to help your baby relieve the pain?
Symptoms according to babycentre.com :
- Trying to bite, chew, and suck on everything they can get their hands on.
- Many babies drool during teething, which can cause a rash on the chin, face, or chest.
- Soreness and swelling in the gums.
- A tooth visible below the gum.
- Rubbing their face.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Turning away food.
- Grabbing their ears.
Here are a few things that work for helping soothe my baby’s gums when she seems to be teething:
Teething toys that are frozen, cold or just room temperature are always great for them to rub against their gums. There are so many different teething toys out there.
I find material items are also soothing for their gums- washers, towels (7 great ways to use old school cloth nappies), bibs, comfort toys, muslin wraps, etc.
Put an ice cube in one of these nets (used to give babies fruits and vegetables to try when first introducing solids), for them to suck on. ALWAYS make sure the baby is wearing clothes so if they drop it on themselves they don’t get an ice burn from direct contact with their delicate skin.
Sucking on a wet washer is also another way to help sooth the gums and babies also enjoy sucking the water out of the washer.
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By Clare at Relaxed Parenting Blog