Updated: Jan 10, 2019
It’s a great moment when you see your baby’s first tiny white tooth, but it isn’t always a smooth journey as new teeth can also cause a lot of pain and discomfort, as they push their way through sore, red gums. Teething can be a stressful time for parents and babies. All babies experience it in different ways and that’s why it’s important to learn how to help ease their pain.
Signs Your Baby Is Teething
Before the first tooth appears, your baby might show these early signs of teething. Here is a few to look out for.
Sensitive red gums
A desire to chew on whatever they can find
Refusing to eat
Waking up at night distressed
How Can You Help Your Baby?
Here are some tips to keep in mind when your baby is teething:
Massage your baby's gums with a clean finger.
Use a cloth and gently wipe your baby's face to remove the drool and prevent rashes from developing.
Give your baby something to chew on such as a teething toy. There are many silicone and wood teethers available that are safe for your baby to use.
Teething biscuits are ok if your child is already eating solid foods. I used to use carrots and cucumbers. Don't use them if your child has not yet started solids. And make sure to watch your baby to make sure that no pieces break off or pose a choking hazard.
If your baby seems irritable, ask your doctor if it is OK to give a dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen (for babies older than 6 months) to ease discomfort.
Never tie a teething ring around a baby's neck or any other body part — it could get caught on something and strangle the baby.
Don't use teething gels and tablets because they may not be safe for babies.
Teething Products Available
There are many products available to help children during teething. Here are some of our products that can be purchased.
Teething mitts are perfect for babies to chew on for soothing gums. They have a multi textured silicone that soothe gums and keeps your little one's hands dry
and protects from saliva.
The Velcro strap is adjustable making sure the mitt stays on baby's hand.
Silicone teething toys are made of food safe BPA free silicone. They lightweight and easy for small hands to hold. The multi textured surface helps soothe sore gums.
Teething bibs are made from soft organic and absorbent material. Helps t0 protect & keep your teething baby dry from all dribble.
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