Teething Relief

Teething Relief

Postby Louis on 23 Oct 2012, 08:04

While you can't take on your baby's teething discomfort, you can help take it away with these mum-tested remedies. When your baby is suffering from teething pain, consider these points tried-and-true home remedies, which different individuals shall be sharing. :P :P
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Re: Teething Relief

Postby Favor on 23 Oct 2012, 08:08

Chewing. Teething babies love to chew, and for good reason: The gumming action provides counter-pressure, which relieves the aching pressure of new pearly whites pushing up and out into the mouth. Bumpy rubber teething rings, rattles, and other teething toys work well (including, your baby has probably figured out, the plastic bumper on a crib rail). Chewing is even more effective when the object is icy cold and numbs the gum. :shock: :o
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Re: Teething Relief

Postby Louis on 23 Oct 2012, 08:17

Like Favor wrote,try to give your baby something to chew: Let her chew on it. Babies will chomp down on just about anything they can get their hands on when they’re teething. That’s because the gumming action provides soothing counter pressure. But not all little ones are fans of teething rings or devotees of the same type of ring. Some like their teething toys soft and pliable, some like them harder. Some prefer plastic, others wood, others cloth. A textured, bumpy surface can offer more relief than a smooth one, and squeaky sounds can offer a dose of distraction but again, let your baby vote on the winner. :) :D :D
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Re: Teething Relief

Postby Favor on 23 Oct 2012, 08:24

yes Louis, mums can try a frozen wet washcloth, or, to combine a snack with chilly relief, give frozen fruits like bananas and plums in a baby feeder mesh bag (so large chunks of gummed-off food can't pose a choking risk), but only under adult supervision and with baby sitting or propped upright. :D :D
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Re: Teething Relief

Postby Vicky on 23 Oct 2012, 08:29

Rubbing. Your finger rubbed firmly on baby's gums can provide the same soothing counter-pressure. Your baby may balk at first because it seems to hurt initially, but the counter-pressure soon brings relief. :D :)
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Re: Teething Relief

Postby Gift1 on 23 Oct 2012, 08:39

To add to what Vicky said, actually give her gums a rub down. Some of the best teething tools are the ones attached to your baby’s hands — those yummy fingers, of course. But your bigger, stronger fingers can actually be even more effective pain relievers. Wash one thoroughly, and use it to firmly massage your baby’s sore spots. Just don’t be surprised if your little barracuda bites back. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Teething Relief

Postby Jerry on 23 Oct 2012, 08:43

Try pain medication: No more teething tricks up your sleeve, and a very fussy baby in your arms? Check with the pediatrician about occasionally dosing your tiny teether with an infant pain reliever or a topical numbing agent. :D :) ;)
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Re: Teething Relief

Postby Vicky on 23 Oct 2012, 08:47

Cold drinks: A bottle of icy cold water can offer chilly relief to achy gums for babies over six months (when water can be introduced), or, if baby doesn't take a bottle or balks at sucking, give (ice-free) water in a cup. 8-) 8-)
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Re: Teething Relief

Postby Jerry on 23 Oct 2012, 08:56

Cold food: Like icy food to suck on, chilled food to eat, such as yogurt, blended peaches, and applesauce (once they've already been introduced to your baby), can be more appetizing than warm or room-temperature foods, and can ease achy gums. :D :)
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Re: Teething Relief

Postby Gift1 on 23 Oct 2012, 09:04

Pain relief. If chewing, rubbing, and sucking chilly foods don't do the trick, break out the baby acetaminophen, or try a topical numbing agent or pain reliever — but only after checking with your pediatrician. :) :D
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