Five Tips To Help Ease Teething Pain

Portrait of a cute baby girl, playing with a teething toy.


Teething pain can be hard for babies and parents alike. The baby doesn’t understand the pain and becomes cranky and cries a lot. Parents become stressed, worried and worn out trying to find ways to ease the pain. Every baby is different, so it is good to try a range of options to help them through the teething process.

Below are 5 tips to help ease teething pain:      

Teething Biscuits And Toys

The act of gumming or chewing on a biscuit or teething toy will ease pressure on the gums. There are many natural teething toys on the market which are made from natural rubber and safe for your baby to chew on. Chilling the toy in the fridge will numb the area for a little while. Keep a few on hand and switch them out when they get warm.      

Washcloths:

A cold washcloth can relieve pain and help ease red and swollen gums. Wet a clean washcloth and put it in the fridge until it is cold. Give the washcloth to your baby and let them bite down on it. Never leave your baby unattended when they have a washcloth as it can become a choking hazard.

Hard foods:

Chilled pureed fruit can soothe swollen gums. Put a little fruit on a toddler safe spoon and let them chew on it. Chilled carrot sticks are another good food for them to eat. Just remember to supervise them in case little bits of carrot break off while they are chewing.

Teething Gel:

Try a teething gel which is made from natural ingredients. A gel which contains Chamomilla is a good solution. It is both an analgesic and an anti-inflammatory. This will help numb the area, reduce swelling and decrease your baby’s discomfort.

Over the Counter Teething Medications:

If your baby is having a really hard time with teething an over the counter medication may help. Baby Tylenol and Advil are both considered safe. Avoid medications that contain Benzocaine. Some babies develop a condition known as methemoglobinemia. It is a dangerous condition which reduces oxygen levels in blood. Teething medications should be used sparingly and as a temporary measure to ease excessive pain.

If your baby still seems to be in a lot of pain, you may need to consult a doctor. Teething should not be accompanied by a high fever. If your baby does develop a fever they could have an infection that needs medical attention. A pediatric doctor will be able to diagnose the problem and give you the right course of treatment.

 

 

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Five Tips To Help Ease Teething Pain

Portrait of a cute baby girl, playing with a teething toy.


Teething pain can be hard for babies and parents alike. The baby doesn’t understand the pain and becomes cranky and cries a lot. Parents become stressed, worried and worn out trying to find ways to ease the pain. Every baby is different, so it is good to try a range of options to help them through the teething process.

Below are 5 tips to help ease teething pain:      

Teething Biscuits And Toys

The act of gumming or chewing on a biscuit or teething toy will ease pressure on the gums. There are many natural teething toys on the market which are made from natural rubber and safe for your baby to chew on. Chilling the toy in the fridge will numb the area for a little while. Keep a few on hand and switch them out when they get warm.      

Washcloths:

A cold washcloth can relieve pain and help ease red and swollen gums. Wet a clean washcloth and put it in the fridge until it is cold. Give the washcloth to your baby and let them bite down on it. Never leave your baby unattended when they have a washcloth as it can become a choking hazard.

Hard foods:

Chilled pureed fruit can soothe swollen gums. Put a little fruit on a toddler safe spoon and let them chew on it. Chilled carrot sticks are another good food for them to eat. Just remember to supervise them in case little bits of carrot break off while they are chewing.

Teething Gel:

Try a teething gel which is made from natural ingredients. A gel which contains Chamomilla is a good solution. It is both an analgesic and an anti-inflammatory. This will help numb the area, reduce swelling and decrease your baby’s discomfort.

Over the Counter Teething Medications:

If your baby is having a really hard time with teething an over the counter medication may help. Baby Tylenol and Advil are both considered safe. Avoid medications that contain Benzocaine. Some babies develop a condition known as methemoglobinemia. It is a dangerous condition which reduces oxygen levels in blood. Teething medications should be used sparingly and as a temporary measure to ease excessive pain.

If your baby still seems to be in a lot of pain, you may need to consult a doctor. Teething should not be accompanied by a high fever. If your baby does develop a fever they could have an infection that needs medical attention. A pediatric doctor will be able to diagnose the problem and give you the right course of treatment.

 

 

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