Every baby teethes differently, some start at only a few months old whilst some babies are still toothless at a year. Some children you don’t realise their teeth are through until you can feel them however others have every single sign of teething. Dribbling, biting, ear pulling, red cheeks, sleeplessness, nappy rash, these are just a few signs that parents notice when their little ones are teething. Here are my top 6 teething tips for you to help soothe your babies.
Breast milk ice lollys
These are great to help sooth baby’s sore gums and give them some relief. Simply express some milk into ice lolly moulds and pop them in the freezer, once ready give them to your child (always supervised) and let the coldness of the breast milk ice lolly work its wonders.
Teethers in the fridge
Keeping teething toys in the fridge again helps to keep them cold and sooth the baby’s sore gums. Teething toys that are water filled are the best for keeping in the fridge however you can put any toy in there. The coldness of the toy will create a numbing effect on the baby’s gums.
Wet muslin cloth in freezer
Soak a muslin cloth in water, pop it in a sandwich bag and put it in the freezer. Like the previous tips it will be cold and do all of the above. For babies who haven’t quite got the grasp of toys yet this is great because they can chew on the cold muslin.
Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules
Homeopathic teething granules suitable from 3 months old, these are incredible for teething baby’s and toddlers to relieve the symptoms of teething. The granules contains a 6c homeopathic potency of natural Chamomilla and from personal experience with my two young children they help instantly. Available from available from Boots, Holland and Barrett, Amazon, selected grocers, independent pharmacies and health food stores. Join their Facebook community @TeethaUK and their Instagram @teethauk for some more parenting tips and tricks.’ For more information on Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules click here.
Wipe away the drool
Teething baby’s tend to dribble and drool a lot, to prevent a irritable skin and rashes. Bibs are always handy during the teething period, especially a soft muslin type bib that you can use to wipe the drool away. Using a barrier cream can help to protect your little ones chin and neck. When wiping away the drool make sure you get under their neck in the creases as this can become very irritable if not dried.
Start by washing your hands and then gently massaging baby’s gums by running your finger up and down. The gentle pressure you apply can help to soothe little one’s gums and they even might try gnawing at your hand to give them some comfort.
Teething isn’t fun for baby’s or parents, hopefully these tips can help your teething journey.