Are you worried about your baby’s teething pain? In this article, I’m going to show you some simple tricks to help your baby with their teething pain. Teething can be tough on babies, but with a little help, they can get through it without too much fuss.
In This Article
- 5 Effective Ways To Ease Your Baby’s Teething Pain
- Signs & Symptoms Your Baby Is Teething
- When To Call The Doctor
- When Do Most Babies Start Teething?
- How To Care For Your Baby’s New Teeth
- What If Your Baby Won’t Let You Brush Their Teeth?
5 Effective Ways To Ease Your Baby’s Teething Pain
#1 Use Something Cold
To help soothe your baby’s gums, you can use a cold washcloth, a cold teething ring, or even a frozen breastmilk popsicle. If your baby is starting to try food, you could even try giving your baby a cold banana. Make sure that whatever you use is safe for your baby to chew on.
#2 Gently Massage Your Baby’s Gums With Your Finger.
This can help relieve some of the pressure and pain they are feeling. Just be careful not to press too hard. If your baby’s teeth have not come in yet, you could even let them gnaw on your finger that you have dipped in cold water.
To help your baby not bite while breastfeeding, try massaging their gums before nursing.
#3 Try A Homeopathic Remedy
If you’re looking for a more natural way to help your baby with teething pain, you could try a homeopathic remedy like Chamomilla.
Chamomilla is a flower that has been used for centuries to help with teething pain. You can find it in the baby aisle of your local drug store.
#4 Natural Teething Gel
Natural teething gels like cool gums from Wink Naturals can work great for your teething baby. Cool gums give your baby’s gum a cooling sensation instead of numbing, so you don’t need to worry about your baby’s gagging.
When choosing a teething gel, make sure that it does not have Belladonna or Benzocaine since teething gels with these ingredients are meant to numb your baby’s gums; however, it can cause gagging.
#5 Offer Your Baby A Variety Of Teethers
If your baby is already chewing on things, offering a variety of teethers can help. You want to make sure the teether is safe for your baby to chew on and that it’s easy for them to hold onto.
Different teethers can soothe your baby’s gums in different ways.
Signs & Symptoms Your Baby Is Teething
Every baby is different, so it can be tough to know if your baby is teething. Some babies show no symptoms, while others seem to be in pain all the time. The most common signs that your baby is teething are:
-Drooling more than usual
-Gums that look red and inflamed
-A temperature that is slightly raised but is less than 101 F)
-Your baby wants to chew, gnaw or suck on hard things
-They have a decreased appetite
-Your baby is pulling at their ears or rubbing their cheeks.
-They bite anything they can get their hands on
If your baby is drooling more than usual and they start to get any redness, rash, chafing, or roughness around their mouth or chest. Try your best to keep their face clean from drool and apply a moisture barrier cream.
When To Call The Doctor
If your baby has a fever over 101 F, is in constant pain, or is having difficulty sleeping, you should call your baby’s doctor right away. They may need to prescribe a medication to help with the pain and inflammation.
When Do Most Babies Start Teething?
Most babies will start to have teeth around six months old, but it can range from 4 months to 1 year. All baby’s teeth should be in by the time they are two years old.
How To Care For Your Baby’s New Teeth
Good oral hygiene habits should start as soon as the baby’s teeth come in. Use a soft baby toothbrush to brush the baby’s teeth at least once a day. You can start using fluoride toothpaste when the baby is two years old.
Talk to your baby’s doctor or dentist if you have any questions about your baby’s teething or oral hygiene habits.
What If Your Baby Won’t Let You Brush Their Teeth?
If your baby doesn’t let you brush their teeth, try making it into a game. Let them hold the toothbrush while you help guide it with their teeth and gums. You could also try using a baby toothbrush that attaches to your finger.
If your child is in their toddler years and is suddenly not wanting you to brush their teeth. It may be because they want to do it themselves; however, toddlers are still learning how to brush all of their teeth properly.
Let your toddler give it a go once they have done their part. You, as a parent, can say it’s your turn, and you get the sports your toddler missed.
Brushing a baby’s teeth can be tricky, but starting good oral hygiene habits early is essential.
I hope you found these tips helpful. If you have any questions or comments, drop them in the comments below.
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