EVERYTHING you need to know to help you and your little one combat teething!
It can be yes. It can also be a sign of an ear infection, so look out for a fever and check your baby’s temperature. Ear tugging can also be a symptom of tiredness.
Not all babies will experience symptoms during teething, some teeth may simply appear. For some teething can be distressing, but there are ways to make it easier for them (and you!).
You are definitely not alone! We have lots of easy and practical teething tips to help support you and your baby through teething.
Every baby is different, and you may have to try a few things until you find something that works for your baby.
When a baby’s gums are swollen due to teething, providing something chilled to ease the inflammation makes complete sense.
Soak a clean cloth in cooled boiled water. Wring it out and fold it and let your baby bite down on it.
Teething toys can often be chilled in the fridge for an extra soothing effect (just check the instructions or packaging).
If your baby is weaning, chilled fruit can help relieve sore gums (under supervision of course)
Chill a metal teaspoon in the fridge for a few hours then let your little one bite down on it with their swollen gums (supervise them).
Firstly, make sure your hands are completely clean. Then, using the pad of your finger, rub in a circular motion all along the gum line on the inside of your baby's mouth. You can do this both inside and outside along the jawline.
Food grade silicone (FDA Approved) is super for teething little ones as it comes from naturally derived material, passes the ‘Goldilocks’ test (not too hard, not too soft – it’s just right!), can be chilled in the fridge and is easily cleaned in a dishwasher or steriliser.
Lots of teething toys are made from this and even weaning spoons, so you may see your baby enjoying a good gnaw on their spoon when they’re eating.
This chewing can even help those little teeth to break through quicker, which can only be a good thing, right?!
Some teethers also have textured surfaces that can provide extra relief for little gums, and the option to add a teething gel, so baby can chew where it hurts most.
Mouths, chins and chests can get sore through teething, a natural barrier like coconut oil can help keep this at bay.
Lots of us are using coconut oil more and more as a cooking oil, or as a beauty product. As well as being 100% natural, it can also provide a ‘barrier’ to all the excess dribble that your baby produces during teething. Rubbing a little on your little one’s chin periodically can help prevent them from getting an uncomfortable teething rash.
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All The Tips, Tools & Products In A Handy Bag!
What's more the Teething Survival Kit also includes 5 Baby Keepsake Cards - to mark those important teething milestones and with extra teething tips and remedies on the back!