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Baby Teething Relief

Finding a good teething relief method for your baby is something that all parents search for. This article will outline a few ways to provide some teething relief to you little one.

 

Baby Teething Remedies

Teething normally occurs in babies between the ages of six and nine months. Some common symptoms of teething include cranky moods, swollen gums, drooling, fever, and excessive biting on objects.  Finding a good teething relief method is very important to provide some comfort to your baby/

You should expect your baby to be fussy, as her gums are in an extremely tender state during the teething process. She might even refuse to eat or take her bottle if she is uncomfortable or in pain.

Here are some common baby teething relief methods that will help ease your baby’s discomfort:
 

  • Rub his gums with your finger. Remember to wash your hands before doing so.

  • Soak one end of a clean bath cloth in water. Place the wet cloth in a refrigerator. Once chilled, let your baby bite or suck on the cold cloth.

  • Chill a teething ring or teething toy in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Let your baby chew on the cold toy.

  • Offer your baby a frozen banana (with adult supervision). Be sure to freeze the banana thoroughly before giving it to your baby. Cut the banana in half to make it easier for your baby to hold.

  • Use an OTC (over the counter) teething gel. These gels are specially formulated to be safe for your baby. Read and follow the instructions on the package carefully before applying the gel to your baby’s gums.

  • Administer Tylenol or Motrin, for pain and fever as recommended by your pediatrician. If your baby has trouble sleeping at night, consider giving your baby a dose of pain medication just before bedtime. If you’re unsure of what pain medications to give your baby, make sure to check with your pediatrician first.

     

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