How to help a teething baby or toddler
It is a bane to the existence of both parents and baby — the pain, frustration, and anxiety caused by teething.
Teething is often characterized by mild irritability, crying, low-grade temperature, a strong urge to chew on hard items, and excessive drooling.
Fortunately for all involved, there are some simple yet effective ways to provide teething relief for your baby or toddler.
Gently rub or massage your child’s gums with a clean finger or cold washcloth.
Ensure to trim your fingernails before massaging inside your child’s mouth.
Provide your child with a cool teething ring made of firm *BPA free rubber.
*BPA or Bisphenol A is a chemical widely used in most plastics, including baby products.
There has been some concern over the adverse effects BPA’s have on fetal and infant brain development and behavior, in addition to other short and long-term health problems.
Try a homoeopathic pain reliever such as Humphrey’s All Natural Teething Pellets.
Let your child chew on a cool, knit-free, smooth baby washcloth.
Avoid washcloths that are not smooth or are knitted , since small pieces may dislodge and obstruct your child’s air-passageway.
Gently rub your child’s gums with a cool gum massager.
- How to calm the itching during pregnancy
- How to wean a toddler off the pacifier
- How to teach your children to love prayer
- How to soothe your infant after vaccination shots
- How to give a safe Halloween party for children
- How to exercise safely during pregnancy
- How to get grown children to leave home
- How to donate used baby clothes