Is your baby struggling to sleep or sleep? Is your young one drooling more than normal? If so, your baby may be teething. If this is the case, we have a few recommendations on how you can make your baby more comfortable. If these recommendations don’t prove effective, we recommend contacting us soon.
Pain Relief: There are over-the-counter remedies that can help if your baby is in pain. Some medications, such as gels, should be used sparingly and only on the gum where the tooth is erupting. Otherwise, you could numb your child’s entire mouth. If over-the-counter medications don’t seem effective, your doctor could prescribe a medication.
Make Baby Comfortable: Your child will drool while teething, which will be uncomfortable and could lead to skin irritation or a rash. To prevent these problems, we recommend that you wipe away any additional drool and that you apply a cream or lotion.
Cold Things Help: Try giving your baby something cool. This can help numb your baby’s gums and make your little one more comfortable. If your baby isn’t eating solid food quite yet, try a teething ring, washcloth, or spoon. If your baby is eating solid foods, try foods like a carrot or cucumber. However, make sure whatever you choose isn’t frozen because the extreme cold could hurt your baby’s gums.
Please feel free to contact us soon if you are interested in learning more about how you can help your child with teething. We are anxious to hear from you soon.