How to help a teething baby or toddler

Teething relief for babies and toddlers

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.


Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Try a homoeopathic pain reliever such as Humphrey’s All Natural Teething Pellets.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Gently rub your child’s gums with a cool gum massager.

Things Needed
• Cool Baby Wash Cloth
• BPA Free Firm Rubber Teether
• Humphrey’s Homeopathic Teething Pellets
• Gum Massager
• Bibs

Tips & Warnings
• Teething medications that numb the gums are best to be avoided. Studies have shown that these numbing gels may decrease a child’s gag reflex, and the benzocaine-based ingredient has been linked to «blue baby syndrome,» which can be fatal.
• Ensure you purchase a BPA free teething ring that is filled with purified sterilized water to reduce your child’s exposure to fatal toxins.
• Before opting for a homeopathic treatment, consult your child’s physician to prevent any adverse reactions to current medications he or she might be taking.
• Never cool a teething ring in a freezer. A hard teething ring can cause more harm than good.
• If your child is extremely miserable and is running a temperature higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, consult their pediatrician.


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