Teething is a tough time in a baby’s life. Their poor little gums are being penetrated by those sharp teeth, making it almost unbearable for the baby. It’s scary to think that something to awful is happening to your child that you can’t really stop. When each one of my four kids were teething, they got 2-4 teeth at once, so you can only imagine the pain we were both in. It can be hard to help them through it, but with the right materials, you and your baby can be soothed and happy.Check out some of these products and methods that can help make your baby more comfortable.
#1. Keep Their Mouth Cool
One of the best things that you can do for your baby is to keep their mouth cold. You can give them a cold washcloth, a frozen teething ring, or even a piece of frozen fruit inside of one of those netted fold holders. When my kids were teething, they enjoyed chomping down on my fingers. This was before they had teeth, though, You can give them just about anything frozen to keep their gums cold and numb. Don’t give them anything extremely cold because it could do more harm than good.
#2. Teething Ring
Teething rings are super helpful when it comes to teething. There’s nothing more soothing to a baby than something hard they can sink their gums or teeth into. One teether that I highly recommend is the teether set by Nissi & Jireh. This set includes two blue or pink teething rings with different textures on each one. They are the perfect size for your baby’s small hands and it’s free of any harmful chemicals and is BPA-free. The best part about these is that one can be in the freezer while the other one is in the baby’s mouth.
#3. Dry The Drool
This is part of the process of teething. To prevent skin irritation, which can make their teething episodes more painful, is to dry any drool that is left on their face. Consider putting a moisturizer on their chapped areas such as a lotion or cream that’s water-based.
#4. Give Them Hard Foods
If your baby is old enough to eat solids, give them something hard to chew on. You can give them a chilled cucumber that’s peeled or even a carrot. Make sure to keep a close eye on your baby while they are gnawing away at their treat.
#5. Try A Pain Reliever
This should be a last resort, but if your baby is really cranky and inconsolable, you can try some over-the-counter remedies. These include Motrin, Tylenol, Advil, and maybe some teething tablets, ones that haven’t been known to cause illnesses. Alternatively, you can try a teething necklace made from amber. This is a natural pain reliever because it’s hard and soothing.