Ease Pain during Teething Process – Some Helpful Tips
The baby teeth started developing right when he was in your womb. So what you see at six months is the teeth that try to push through his gums. This leads to painful and swollen gums.
In order to provide relief, it is important to give some pressure on your baby’s teeth. This is possible via helping the baby chew on a teething ring or comfort food.
Most babies may refuse to have milk because sucking causes blood to rush to the swollen areas and making them sensitive. It is definitely a happy moment for parents to see their little’ one’s forts teeth but the process of teething may introduce serious case of the crankies and sore gums.
Listed below are some easy tips to make your baby comfortable:
Massaging baby’s gums with a soft toothbrush can be helpful. It allows blood circulation to the surface of the gum and even aids teething.
Wash your Hands
This is important. Wash your hands with a soap and rinse thoroughly before handling baby’s gums and mouth area to avoid any infection.
Teething gels are easily available on the market, these days. These are thought to be safe to use in children and may provide some relief. You need to clean them regularly before giving to the baby to chew on.
If you feel that the baby is not comfortable and cries a lot, it is time to take him to a doctor. Usually paediatrist recommend a topical numbing agent or pain reliever.
You can treat your child with icy food to suck on. Yogurt, blended peaches, and apple sauce etc. are the best way to soothe your baby if he has already turned six months old.
No Old Recipes
Elders may advise applying a mixture of honey and borax (suhaga) to help soothe your baby’s aching gums. This is something the doctors don’t recommend. Honey causes infant botulism. So strictly avoid these recipes.
Drooling during teething can result in rashes around the mouth area. This is also the reason your baby gets irritated. Make sure you wipe their chin with a soft cloth as frequently as possible. Also apply a light baby moisturizer to create a barrier between saliva and chin. This will help to prevent them from developing a rash. Making your baby to sleep on an absorbent sheet will also prove helpful.