Teething: The Basics
If your baby is teething, you may notice that they are drooling more than usual, have sore gums, and are trying to put everything in their mouth. The process of teething can be painful for your baby and may cause them to have trouble sleeping. There are a few things you can do to help soothe your teething baby and help them (and you!) get a good night’s sleep.
First, it’s important to understand the basics of teething. Most babies start teething around 6 months of age, but some may start sooner or later. The process of teething can last until your baby is 12 months old or even older. During this time, your baby’s gums will be swollen and sore as their teeth start to come in. You may also notice other symptoms of teething, such as a low-grade fever, irritability, and loss of appetite.
There are a few things you can do to help soothe your teething baby. For example, you can give them a clean finger to chew on or offer them teething toys. You can also try massaging your baby’s gums with a clean, wet washcloth. If your baby is having trouble sleeping, you may want to adjust their bedtime routine or sleep training schedule.
Keep in mind that the process of teething can be different for every baby. Some babies may experience more discomfort than others. If you’re concerned about your baby’s teething symptoms, talk to your pediatrician.
The Best (and Worst) Teething Toys
There are a few things that can help when it comes to teething pain and trying to get your baby to sleep. First, you can try a teething ring or toy. There are many different kinds of teething rings and toys on the market, so it may take some trial and error to find one that your baby likes. You can also try massaging your baby’s gums with your finger to help soothe them. If your baby’s gums are swollen, you can try putting a cold, wet cloth on them. Finally, you can give your baby something to chew on that is not too hard, such as a piece of soft fruit.
There are a few things that you should avoid when it comes to teething toys and trying to soothe your baby’s teething pain. First, avoid anything that is too hard, as this could damage your baby’s gums. Second, avoid anything that is too small, as your baby could choke on it. Third, avoid anything with sharp edges, as this could cut your baby’s gums. Finally, avoid anything that is made of jelly or latex, as your baby could choke on it or it could cause an allergic reaction.
Teething Pain: What Works and What Doesn’t
There’s nothing quite like the process of a baby getting their first teeth. It’s a time of newness and excitement for baby, and unfortunately, a lot of pain. As a parent, it’s hard to watch your little one go through discomfort, but there are ways to help. Here’s a guide to understanding and soothing teething pain in babies.
When do babies start teething?
The process of teething can begin as early as 3 months, but most babies will start to show signs around 6 months. The first teeth to come in are usually the two bottom front teeth, followed by the top four front teeth.
What are the symptoms of teething?
The most common symptom of teething is pain, which can manifest as fussiness, crying, and irritability. Other symptoms may include drooling, biting, and chewing on things, swollen and/or red gums, and a low-grade fever.
How can I soothe my baby’s teething pain?
There are a few things you can do to help soothe your baby’s teething pain. One is to offer them something to chew on, like a teething ring or a cold, wet washcloth. You can also rub their gums with your finger or give them a gentle massage. If your baby is older, you can try giving them cold foods or drinks to help numb the pain.
What shouldn’t I do to soothe my baby’s teething pain?
There are a few things you should avoid doing to help soothe your baby’s teething pain. One is to not give them anything to chew on that is hard orsharp, as this could damage their gums. You should also avoid using topical numbing agents like teething gels, as these can be harmful if ingested. Finally, don’t give your baby over-the-counter medication without speaking to your doctor first.
When will the teething pain go away?
The good news is that teething pain is only temporary and will eventually go away on its own. In the meantime, try to be patient and comforting, and your baby will get through it!
When to Call the Doctor About Teething
If your baby is teething, you may notice that they are drooling more than usual, have swollen gums, and are trying to soothe their gums by chewing on everything in sight. While this is a normal part of the teething process, there are some signs that you should call the doctor.
If your baby is having trouble sleeping, is irritable and cranky, has a fever, or is refusing to eat, these may be signs that they are in pain and you should call the doctor. Your doctor may recommend some ways to soothe your baby’s gums, such as using a teething ring or giving them a mild pain reliever.
If you are concerned about your baby’s teething, or they are not responding to at-home treatments, call your doctor. They can help you determine if your baby is in pain and needs further treatment.