What can I do to help my baby?
Parents often feel helpless during such times and it can be difficult to see your baby going through pain. Thankfully, there are things you can do to help your baby get through this necessary process, including:
- Applying teething gel to your baby’s gums to soothe soreness and pain
- Giving pain relief medication to ease discomfort and control temperature (Note: Always check with your doctor or pharmacist and follow dosage instructions, as some medications are not suitable for children under the age of 12 months old)
- Buying teething toys; you can buy cold rings for babies to chew on and toys which soothe their gums
- Giving cold foods for babies to chew on and suck and drinks to ease painful gums
- Giving plenty of cuddles; most babies are clingy during this time and cuddles will help to keep them calm and reassure them
Teething can be a nightmare for children and parents, but there are ways of getting through it. Try to prepare by reading up, asking your doctor for advice, and stocking up on pain relief medication and remedies.
Bio: Rich is a freelance writer for the dentalimplant.co.uk site where you can learn more about dental health problems and how these can be remedied through proper care. Rich can be found on twitter @thefreshhealth.
What did you do to relieve your child’s teething symptoms?