How to Soothe a Teething Baby
My daughter when she was a baby and toddler had a very hard time when it came to teething. I wish I had known some of these tips back then. I’ve gathered some tips from my experience and from the experience of others and want to share with all of you on how to help soothe a teething baby.
Soothing a tot who is teething can really get new parents flustered. This is especially true if the crying has been going on for hours. Here are some tips on how to soothe a teething tot so that you can get some relief from the crying spell.
- Cold Washcloth- Make sure to have a couple of clean washcloths on hand when your child is teething. Run one of them under cold water, wring out so that it is not dripping and let your child suck on the washcloth to soothe the gums.
- Children’s Tylenol- Stock up on some children’s Tylenol to give to your teething child to relieve the pain and discomfort. Make sure to read the directions as to how much you can give them and also the time allotment.
- Stock Up on Freezies- Stock up on some Freezies or Popsicles. Give them to your child periodically to help freeze the gums.
- Use a Teething Ring- Make sure you get a teething ring before your child starts teething. They are some on the market which are liquid filled which can be frozen until ready to use. If you are using this type of teething ring, make sure to check it after each use to ensure that it has not been punctured by your child’s teeth.
- Baby Orajel- Orajel is a well-known brand of teething gel. It can help to relieve teething pain but is not recommended for children under two years of age.
- Massage the Gums- You can also relieve some of the pain that is associated with teething by massaging your child’s gums. Start doing this as soon as your child’s gums have hardened. Make sure your hands and fingers are clean. Insert your pinky finger into your child’s mouth and gently rub your finger along their gums applying light pressure.
Do you have any tips to share to help soothe a teething baby?