Teething Remedies

It can be difficult to watch a teething baby and not know how to ease their discomfort. Here are some suggestions to keep your baby free from pain:

1. Give Chilled Fruit to Your Baby to Help With Teething Relief

Chilled bananas make a great healthy snack to ease the gums of your teething baby. To help prevent the risk of baby choking, place the fruit in a mesh feeder, and give to your baby to lick or suck on. If using a mesh feeder you can experiment with other types of fruit such as steamed apples, strawberries, mangoes or ripe pears.

2. Soothe Sore Gums by using a Cold Washcloth

Submerge a clean washcloth in water, wring it out until just damp, then place in the fridge. Once cool, fold it smaller and give to your baby to chew. A word of warning: don’t leave your child unattended, as this can be a choking hazard.

3. Cool a Metal Spoon for an easy teething Baby Remedy

Cool metal can be soothing, so grab a regular teaspoon from your kitchen drawer, and put it in the fridge. When the spoon is cool, gently rub the back of the spoon against your baby’s gums.

4. Give Your Baby a Chilled Non-Gel Teething Toy to Chew on

Place your baby’s favorite solid, not liquid or gel-filled, teething toy in the fridge, and allow it to cool before handing to your baby, taking care while to keeping it clean. Make sure the toy is easy for your baby to hold.

5. Prevent Irritation by Wiping the Drool Away

With teething, comes lots of extra dribble. Help protect your baby’s clothes with dribble bibs and neckerchiefs. It’s much easier to wipe baby’s chin with this rather than searching for a tissue or muslin. Gently wipe her face often to help prevent any rash or irritation but not so often that you create your own irritation.

Useful links:

Baby Growth Chart Baby Teething Timeline How to Burp a Baby Benefits of a Baby Massage

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