If your baby has been continuously drooling, chewing on objects within his or her reach and has sore gums, he or she is possibly teething. Babies typically start teething from the ages 3 months and up. They tend to be irritable and hard to settle during this period because of their throbbing gums. To help them ease their discomfort, here are some tips to consider.
Give your baby something to nibble on
To help babies ease the pain, give the child something to chew on. A cold washcloth and a chilled spoon are good teething remedies. The cold numbs the affected area whilst the pressure soothes the sore gums. Aside from this, there’s also a variety of teething accessories in the market today that are safe and non-toxic. Consider using silicone teethers or a stylish teething necklace for mums made from food grade silicone beads.
Try a teether
Cold teething accessories can help soothe the aching gums of babies. As such, it would be a great idea if you put your teether in the refrigerator for about an hour. Before giving it to your baby, make sure that the teether is not freezing cold so he or she can handle it comfortably.
Another simple trick that works is rubbing your baby’s gums. Use a clean finger or moistened gauze pad and gently rub for a few minutes. The pressure when rubbing can soothe their aching gums.
Talk to a paediatrician
If your baby is displaying a high fever and major discomfort despite trying these remedies, visit your paediatrician immediately to have your baby checked. The doctor may prescribe medicine or teething gels that can relieve the pain of your child.
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