5 Ways to Comfort a Teething Baby

February 19, 2021

5 Ways to Comfort a Teething Baby

Teething time can be quite an ordeal for both bubs and parents! But don't worry, there are plenty of ways you can comfort your baby through their toothy troubles and make the experience better for both of you. We've compiled a list of our 5 best recommendations that we think can help!

1. Offer different teethers, shapes and textures for them to mouth and teethe on

Teething bubs like to put different objects in their mouth to help relieve the pressure of new teeth breaking the surface of the gum. Giving them a range of different textures (hard and soft) for them to suck, gnaw and chew can help them to hit all the right sore spots in their mouth and provide some counter pressure to the emergent teeth. 

2. Offer pain relief as required

Teething can be quite painful for little ones and can interrupt their sleep and eating schedule. You may want to consider talking to your GP about child-friendly, safe medications as pain relief if their symptoms are serious. 

3. Change clothes and refresh bibs as needed - a whole lot of dribble can be uncomfy!

Teething bubs dribble a lot. It's always a good idea to have a spare change of clothes and bibs wherever you go because its likely that they will soak at least one pair in drool. Also, regularly wiping their face of drool and dribble is important as it can prevent chaffing and rashes that are the last thing you need!

4. If you bub has started solids, offer chilled pieces of fruit and vegetables for them to suck on. 

As teeth begin to push up to the surface, bubs gums can become red and inflamed. Chilled objects, especially yummy fruit and vegetables can offer some soothing relief from inflammation. We recommend cutting up some banana and putting it in the freezer for a few hours before giving it to bub to suck on. 

5. Lots and lots of cuddles!

Its a painful and uncomfortable time. Being there to hold, nurse and soothe bub can work wonders!

 

 

 


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