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The teething stage can be extremely difficult for both mom and baby. It can be a challenge trying to find the best tools and medicines to help ease the unavoidable pain for your little one. Take matters into your own hands and make things easier for both you and your baby by checking out four of our go-to life savers for your teething baby!
Because teething sometimes comes with a fever, baby ibuprofen can help with both fevers and pain. Following a pediatrician’s recommended dose, it can help to ease your baby’s pain and help him sleep through the night. Consult with your doctor to see what they feel is best, and be sure to keep track of how often you’re giving your little one their medicine. This way, you’re not losing track of the last time they were given their dosage, and you can be sure to give them more as soon as possible if they are still experiencing discomfort.
The best teethers are ones that are made with natural rubbers. Do a little research and look for the best teething pacifiers that will both soothe your baby and that are made with materials that you can trust. One trick that you might want to consider taking advantage of is sticking pacifiers in the freezer to give your baby the cold compression they need for their gums when they bite down, and providing a little instant relief for their pain.
If your baby is ready for solids, puree some of their favorite fruit and pour it into a popsicle mold. Put your baby in their high chair and let them chomp away, allowing them to enjoy a nice, fruity taste while numbing their gums and giving them a moment of relief. If it’s a warm day, take advantage! Let your little one enjoy their popsicles on the patio or in the yard. This is an easy way to give them a small change of scenery, providing a small distraction.
Take a Warm Bath
At the end of a long, stressful day, it can be incredibly soothing to take a bath. The same goes for your baby! Pull out all the stops – fill the tub with bubbles, pull out some bath toys, and play some fun music, or sing songs while they splash and play. A warm bath can be a welcome distraction from their pain and is a fantastic way to change things up and keep them happy.
Your little one experiencing pain and discomfort while teething is something that simply cannot be avoided. Don’t let this discourage you! There are plenty of ways you can help your baby through their teething days. Take the time to do your research and equip yourself with the most effective tools to help your baby through their teething- you’ve got this, mama!