The time when your baby is teething is likely to be very difficult for both of you. While your baby will be in physical pain, you’re likely to experience a great deal of emotional pain through watching your little one suffer. Fortunately, you don’t just sit back while your baby is in pain. There are some soothing solutions that you can offer your little one during those painful months of baby teething. From teething rings to relaxing gum massages, you’ll have options to help bring your little one some sweet relief.
More Pressure Please
If you’re worried about all of the drooling, the grumpiness, and the tears that go along with baby teething, then you’re probably looking for some effective ways to give your baby relief from the pain of teething. For most babies, pressure to the gum area seems to be the most effective pain relief option. One of the methods that you can try is giving your baby a gum massage. For some parents this idea is strange, but many babies seem to love it. Make sure that you clean your fingers first and then use one or two fingers to give your baby’s gums a firm but gentle rub. You’ll know pretty quickly from the level of tears whether or not this is an effective tool for getting rid of the pain or if your baby finds it uncomfortable.
If you don’t like the idea of gum massages or they don’t seem to be working for your baby, then you can try to offer pressure in another way, through teething rings. Hard teething rings can actually be a really great tool that will get your baby to quiet down and feel better. One thing that you can do to give your baby even more relief is put the teething ring in the refrigerator or freezer to make it cold. If you’ve stored your baby teething ring in the freezer, be sure to run it under some water for a few seconds before giving it to baby. Otherwise, it might actually be too hard for your baby.
Using Soft Teething Items
While pressure works for most little ones going through baby teething, it’s not the answer for every baby. Through trial and error, you may come to find out that your baby prefers softer items. If this is the case, then you can offer your baby a soft, wet washcloth that has been put in the freezer to chill. It’s a good idea to chill several of these at a time, so that you can have them on hand to help your baby when he or she needs it the most.
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