Teething: 8 Tricks to Relieve Babies from Pain
What can be done to relieve babies from the pain of teething?
The first tooth in babies may grow between the age of 3 months and 1 year, or even after the age of 1 for some. This differs from one baby to another. Teething is a difficult period for babies and parents alike.
However, it is a necessary phase of life, and one must try to make the best of it. Below are 8 tricks to relieve babies from the pain caused by teething. But first, what are the symptoms of teething?
Among the various symptoms of teething are irregular irritability, red and swollen gums, mucus formation, red cheeks, excessive salivation, loss of appetite, diarrhea, insomnia and slight fever.
· Chilled teething ring
Your baby needs to chew. This is normal, since chewing relieves the pain of teething. Give your baby a chilled teething ring. Cool temperature soothes the baby’s gums. But beware: the ring should be placed in the refrigerator, not the freezer! Extreme cold is not good for your baby. It can cause burns.
· Gum massage
Wash your hands thoroughly. Massage your baby’s gums with a clean finger by pressing gently on them. This will relieve him/her.
· Orris root
This has long been known to be a remedy for teething. Give your toddler an orris root to chew. This will release the active ingredients that will soothe the pain your baby is feeling in his gums. Do not force your baby to chew the orris root. Just hand it over to him/her and keep them under surveillance. Do not use this method if your baby has already grown teeth.
· Wet washcloth
If your baby is over 6 months, dampen a clean washcloth with cold water. He/she will chew on it and will calm down.
· Gingival gel
Gently massage your baby’s gums with a clean finger using gingival gel.
Homeopathy can be considered can be used for soothing the pain of teething. Chamomilla is a plant known to relieve babies from the pain caused by teething. Give your baby 5 grains of chamomilla vulgrais 9 CH three times a day.
· Raw carrots
If your baby is over 6 months, wash and peel a small, organic and crunchy raw carrot and give it to him/her to chew. Only use this method under close surveillance.
· Do not try to pull the baby’s tooth (using a spoon, sugar, etc.). This can be very dangerous and can cause an infection.
· Always keep a bib nearby to wipe your baby’s mouth regularly.
· Ask for your doctor’s advice if necessary.