Help Your Baby to Fight with Teething Troubles

A newly born is the most delicate, harmless creature on earth until taking out teeth

Bringing out teeth is not child’s play, it is but a child’s ordeal. The teething usually starts between 6 months to one year. Teething troubles start simultaneously. Sometimes there is a delay but in rare cases. Another unusual rarity is to have teeth at the time of birth, though it happens seldom.

The start of teething is a painful process. A calm, quiet, and smiley soul can turn to popcorn in the house. It causes pressure on soft tissues. A sharp teeth bone peers through tender flesh. Now the baby needs special care. Knowing effective pain-reducing techniques is a merit of good parenting. 

Teething Symptoms

Once a baby starts biting, fussiness, uncomfortable, less sleeping, drooling, fever, rash, cold, and diarrhea are all signs of teething. Get ready, and you are now a self-appointed dental consultant. Following are some tips to soothe your baby against teething troubles.

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1. Cooling & Pressure

A time-tested household remedy to cool and relax gums is to pressurize. Use a frozen washcloth for babies to chew. Wooden toys, a cold spoon, or a cool rubber toy can work best. It will control inflammation and reduce pain.

2. Improve Immunity

Fever and cold are signs of teething, making the baby uncomfortable. A little soul needs more immunity than drugs to fight. Keep on breastfeeding as the mother’s milking is the purest feed for the baby. Start vitamin D under the supervision of a qualified physician.

3. Controlling Inflammation

No doubt inflammation causes pain which needs to be managed by a low inflammation diet like refined sugar, flour, potatoes, fruits, veggies, egg and dairy, and other healthy fats. It will also reduce stress. It is possible through a balanced diet.

4. It is Play Time

Now it is the time to teach playing your child. Toys are best to keep him busy and divert attention towards good-looking, softy, colorful, and eye-catching objects which must be safe, clean, and non-toxic. Silicon and wooden tethers, tether rings, and other beautiful toys work best.

5. A Fruitful Way           

Take some fresh fruits such as bananas, strawberries, blueberries, or mango and freeze them after careful washing. Cut out fresh fruits and put them in the munchkin fresh food feeder for the baby to suck. Cut a Cucumber into chunks, cool it in the fridge, and give a chunk to the baby to chew.

5. Herbal Remedies.

Parents have been using herbal remedies since times unknown to help ease their baby’s teething pain and many other troubles. Please only use time-tested remedies to avoid problems.

6. Teething Rings

Use teething rings. Their shapes are bumpy and lumpy to help to relieve the itchy gums. These are soft enough to suit the infant’s gums. Freezing them will work better and give the baby a cooling effect on their gum.

7. Cool Effect

Mix ice cubes in a munchkin mesh. Give it to the baby to suck. 6 months of baby needs about 2 oz of water per day. Use a freezable pacifier. Cooling effect on baby gums gives relief from pain. You can find a lot of freezable pacifiers for your baby.

 Keep the feeding spoon in the refrigerator and use it on the baby’s gum. Do it yourself with care. Remember that your baby is that mature to work it bout himself. Never give the spoon to the baby to become his doctor at this tender age. 

Take a pacifier and freeze an ice tray with water, juice, or yogurt. Dip the pacifier in it till the time it freezes. Take the frozen pacifier out and give it to the baby to suck.

8. Warm Bath

A warm bath is a proven therapy for soothing and pain relief. Give the baby a warm bath. Pediatricians recommend tepid baths to give the baby a feeling of relaxation and comfort.

9. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is another relaxant. Giving it to babies during meals relaxes their gums. It is easy when your baby is food-eating. A little chamomile tea in food will work wonderfully.  

10. Toothbrush Teethers.

Toothbrush teethers are available to relieve teething pain. Vibrating brushes are good for massaging baby gums. It helps a baby grow the molars.

11. Chewing & Massaging

Put your finger in the baby’s mouth and let the baby chew on it. It will help them relieve the itching. Rub your hands to massage the baby’s gum. Massage is a sure way to provide relief and release discomfort.

Massage your child’s foot. Research revealed that the foot is connected to the head and the teeth. Massaging feet helps relieve itchy and irritated gums.

Games are the best distraction. Engage your baby to play a game. It distracts his attention. Enjoying a game will take their minds off the irritation and itching gums. Remember that I mean a physical game, not a game on a smartphone. 

Get some ginger root and rub it slightly on the baby’s gum. It helps to relieve teething pain.

Rub olive oil on the gum. Use it for about 2-3 minutes. It will help relieve pain and drooling.

Give the baby a facial massage. Rub the face, jaw, and gums in a circular motion. It helps to comfort them.

12. Teether Foods

Teething biscuits are easily available. Get and freeze them before giving them to your kid. It will give a cold effect on the baby’s gum. Keep the teething biscuits in your bag when going out and store them in the fridge for your use at home as well.

13. Painkillers

In acute circumstances and under the expert advice of doctors alone, painkillers can be tried. The best-proven options are ibuprofen for reducing inflammation in your baby’s gums. Again some homeopathic and traditional herbs and medicines can bring the best results if used carefully, only the proven ones.

The Crux of the discussion is that your baby is the most sensitive and weak “life box” in your hands. Never try anything hard, harsh, harmful, or even doubtful on that helpless creature.

Being touchy in some matters can assure the best protection.

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Urza Omar
  • Urza Omar
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