One of the most difficult times for any new parent is the time when their baby begins to teeth. You may not see teeth, but you’ll know through a number of signs such as constant drooling, the baby trying to bite multiple items, crying, fever, and even potentially a runny nose or diarrhea.
Whatever the sign, the moment you know your baby is teething, it’s important to know what steps you can take to help soothe them as quickly as possible. They’re going through a painful and unfamiliar situation, so make sure you are soothing their mouths often. Here are some ways to do that.
These are some of the best things you can have for children. Whether you’re using the basic toys for teething or you have a ring you can put in the freezer to help numb the gums, teething rings can make a huge difference in your child’s comfort.
A Clean Finger
It may seem weird to some parents, but a clean finger is as good a soother than anything you can buy at the store. Take some time and rub your baby’s gums with your finger, applying just enough pressure so they can feel the massaging feeling.
Similar to a frozen teething ring, a frozen washcloth will give the baby something to bite on and the coldness will help to numb the gums and soothe the pain. Just wet a washcloth and place it in the freezer for a while. The textured fabric will also help.
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