Top 5 Teething Tips for Toddlers
Teething causes discomfort, pressure, sensation, pain, and thus babies become more fussy and they start crying. They may develop various signs and symptoms. Thus, most babies suffer from pain, so they tend to develop poor appetite and interrupted sleep. These top 5 teething tips for toddlers help to relieve the discomfort and pain.
Top 5 teething tips for Toddlers:
There are many tips which may help to reduce the pain and discomfort for teething babies. But, the top five of them are listed below.
Recognize the symptoms and signs.
Most parents make an assumption that their babies behavior is not related to teething as they are not 6 months old. This cannot be always because some babies may also begin teething as they may turn three months old. The process of teething doesn’t end after the first teeth comes in but, it is continuous for their life long.
Numb the gums.
The best thing to relieve the pain and discomfort is to numb the gums. Freeze objects like teething rings can help to numb as they chew on them, it is helpful when your baby has pain while breastfeeding. Some parents use ice cubes in a mesh feeder or freeze washcloth for their baby to chew on them. As cold objects and things are good for teething babies.
You can use fingers to numb your baby’s gums by gently massaging or pressing. It helps to relieve the pressure and discomfort. There are many vibrating teething toys which helps to provide additional relief with increased pressure.
Protect the neck.
Teething shows a characteristic side-effects such as drooling. A drooling baby may suffer from irritation with wet skin due to spittle or dryness. You can use drool bib or barrier product on the baby’s neck and chin during drool episodes to prevent drool rash.
Homeopathic medication is good and safe for babies. But, consult your baby doctor before using any medication especially for babies and children. They are many tablets, gels, ointments available which can help them to get relief from pain and discomfort.
Thus, these are few tips which help you most to provide relief for your teething baby. In addition you can also distract your baby from pain by carrying them, singing tunes or songs, interacting with them and so on. It is also important to observe your baby while using any medication and other products. If they feel discomfort then it is better to avoid them.