There's nothing worse than seeing your sweet baby miserable from teething. How can you help them?
First, make sure you can recognize the signs and symptoms of teething. You should be able to determine if it is teething, or something more serious that requires medical attention.
You should also be armed with an arsenal of teething tips that you can pull from at any time.
We don't want to see our child in any pain, that is why it is so important to learn these 11 baby teething tips. Read on for more information.
How do you know if it is teething or something more serious? Keep an eye out for the signs and symptoms of teething to see if it is appropriate to use these tips.
When does teething start? That varies for every baby. Babies can even be born with teeth!
The average age for little ones to get their first tooth is around 6 months old. So if you're noticing these symptoms right around their half birthday, there is a good chance that they are teething.
You'll notice excessive drooling and chewing on objects to relieve their tender sore gums.
Your baby may be cranky and have trouble sleeping while teething.
You may notice a slight increase in body temperature when your child is teething. If your child ends up with a fever of 100.4 and above, there may be something else going on.
If you are confused about whether your baby is teething or sick, or if your baby is unable to keep down food or water call your pediatrician for medical advice.
When your baby is teething you can find yourself at a loss to bring them relief. Here are some of our favorite tips for baby teething.
Teething biscuits are a yummy way to get your little one some relief, and a snack!
Give them a biscuit to chew on. The pressure from the biscuit is good for relieving some pain from teething.
Just don't give too many teething biscuits! One or two a day is a part of a healthy diet, but more than that can lead them to not drink enough milk or get enough nutrients from other food sources.
One of our favorite ways to help our baby through teething is by using a mesh feeder.
Simply fill the mesh feeder with frozen fruit and let your baby at it! The cold fruit will help relieve pain associated with teething, and the fruit will be a sweet treat.
Silicone teethers are a great way for baby to play and teeth at the same time!
Try one of these Easy-to-Hold Teethers to help alleviate the symptoms of teething. You can even put it in the refrigerator or freezer to bring more relief to your little one.
This one you will always have on hand! Just apply light pressure to the area where the tooth is coming in. Your pressure will take away the pain for a few moments.
If your child is in a lot of pain, we recommend talking to their doctor about trying some over-the-counter remedies.
You can give them an appropriate dose of acetaminophen (Tylenol) or an NSAID (Ibuprofen). Doses of medication are based on weight and age.
You can also try natural remedies like homeopathic Camilia to help relieve some of the symptoms of teething.
Put a spoon in the refrigerator and then give it to your child to chew on. The cool metal will provide instant relief for teething pain.
Just make sure not to put anything sugary on the spoon to make it more enticing as this can be bad for their brand new teeth!
Nursing is a natural way to alleviate teething symptoms. The sucking helps them get rid of some of the pain and also distracts them from the discomfort.
Splish splash! A soothing bath is a perfect distraction from the discomforts of teething.
When you can't find anything that fixes your child's pain, put them in the bath for a fun and relaxing bath.
Take a washcloth and soak it in water. Freeze the washcloth and give it to your sweet child when they are in a lot of pain from teething.
If it is too cold, just try to put the washcloth in the refrigerator instead of the freezer. It will still offer some relief.
Since your baby will be drooling a lot, we recommend wearing a bib. Otherwise, you may be changing them out of a damp shirt every few hours.
Even better, you can get a bib with a teething tip so that your baby can use the silicone tip to chew on.
Two for one deal, here! You should use a toothbrush as soon your little ones teeth start to emerge.
A toothbrush is also great for baby to chew on to relieve some of that teething pain!
Now that your little one has teeth on the way, you'll need to keep these baby teething tips in your back pocket. Those teeth come in for a while!