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Around the six-month mark, you may start noticing some pretty major changes in your little one. Odds are, your baby is starting to sit up now, and maybe even learning to scoot along and crawl.
Chances are also very high that your baby has started teething. Seeing lots of excessive drool? Noticing your little putting everything in their mouth to gum on it? Or just random, seemingly unexplained spurts of grumpiness? Keep an eye out for those little teeth to start popping through!
It’s a very exciting time, and it means baby may be ready to start experimenting with some new foods. However, while teething is completely normal and exciting, it is also one of the more painful parts of your baby’s development.
When your baby is teething, they may end up experiencing several painful side effects. Cutting teeth through those sensitive, young gums is very painful and will likely result in times of crying, sleeplessness, maybe even fever and a loss of appetite.
As the mom, you just want to help. It can seem difficult to find the right way to relieve your baby’s pain. Lucky for you, there are so many treatments for teething that are out there. Here are just a few treatments that really work to help your baby grow a great smile with less pain.
When your baby starts crying from teething pain, many of the best solutions are the most immediate solutions. One of the easiest ways to help to sooth your baby’s pain is to use your fingers to put light pressure on your baby’s gums. Make sure that your hands are very clean and your finger nails are trimmed and smooth. Put one finger in your baby’s mouth and gently massage their gums.
Just be sure to be very conscious of how much pressure you are putting on your baby’s gums and how far your finger is in their mouth. If you are careful and aware while massaging your baby’s gums, this is a safe and easy way to relieve some of the immediate pain that your baby is feeling.
- Cold Cloth
Another incredibly easy way to have some instant pain relief for your little one at the ready is through the use of wash cloths. Take a few washcloths, fold them, and soak them in water. Then, put the washcloths into the freezer. When your baby starts to cry, you will be one prepared mom! Just grab one of these cold washcloths from the freezer and give it to your baby.
The cloth will be very cold at first, which will feel very good on your baby’s gums. As your baby chews on the washcloth, it will start to melt. As it melts, it will become softer and be fun for your baby to chew on. This way, your baby will have something that both physically relieves pain and distracts them from it with a fun new material!
One of the most worrisome parts of teething remedies for any parent is the concern of the baby putting something into their mouth. How can you be sure that it is not covered with germs or unsafe? That is why this teething remedy is a winner.
Toothbrushes are designed for going into your mouth, and they are very easy for the baby to hold. Chewing on a toothbrush can be incredibly soothing for a baby who is teething. The bristles on the toothbrush will massage their gums and will also be fun for your baby to play with! It will also get them used to and comfortable with a toothbrush, which will be great for once those teeth have grown in and you need to teach them how to brush.
Just be sure that you use a child’s toothbrush and not one long enough that they could easily gag themselves with.
- Eggo Waffles
This home remedy is great because it solves two of the symptoms that your baby may be experiencing with teething: pain and lack of appetite. Something that can really help your baby is, believe it or not, a good old Eggo Waffle. These toaster waffles are a bit crunchy but ultimately easy to chew, which makes them the perfect teething pain soother.
It will also encourage your baby to get some food into their system while their pain is soothed. Your baby will want to eat them because the waffles make their mouth feel much better.