Teething Remedies

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If your baby has started teething, the nice little rhythm that you have established is about to change or go completely out the window. Nothing upsets baby more than pain, and when teething, they are going to be subject to some aches in the gums while the teeth migrate to the surface and erupt. The first teeth are often the hardest on baby, as they do not understand what is going on, but the molars can be hard too, as they hurt worse than the front ones when coming in. Get your hands on some good teething remedies to help your baby feel better when teeth are coming in.

Some teething remedies are very simple. You can buy teethers in the store, keep them in the freezer, and then whip them out when you need to give them to your baby. These teething rings or toys are made for chilling because the cold helps alleviate the pain of teething. The only downfall of these teething remedies is that they are not good when baby can not hold the item in their hand just yet. Those that start teething at a very young age won’t be able to use these unless you hold them in the mouth for them.

Some parents do not feel the need to buy these items for teething remedies. They have at-home things they use and they can work just as well. Some parents will put a moist wash cloth in the freezer and allow baby to chew on that. This can be easier for some babies to grasp and bring to the mouth. Just make sure they are not stuffing the entire thing into their mouths. While not common, a wash cloth can be a choking hazard. Just be sure you watch baby at all times and use an adult size cloth rather than a baby size, and this remedy should work just fine.

There are biscuits out there that you can use as teething remedies as well. These are made especially for this reason. Baby can chew on them and they will melt as they are put in the mouth. The chewing alleviates the pain of teething and the biscuit melts so that it does not become a choking hazard. As with the cloth as possible teething remedies, you should still be close at hand to be sure some does not break off prematurely to cause choking. If you worry about this, skip this remedy and go with something else.

Your baby can always have medications as teething remedies when the pain seems to be strong. If your baby is crying, can not sleep, and even has problems taking the bottle because they are in so much pain, call your pediatrician about teething remedies and giving medication. Some babies are in so much pain they can not eat, which is not a good thing. Your pediatrician can help you with dosage, timing, and even choosing the right alternative methods of pain relief when you feel medication is not the best answer for your baby.

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