Is your little one turning into a hot mess for no reason? Well, he could be struggling with teething pain. Teething is a normal part of every baby’s development. But it’s so hard to watch your little one suffering through it. Most babies begin to teethe between 4-7 months of age. But some start much later.
When the baby starts teething, he can be cranky and irritable. Some usual symptoms include:
- More drooling than usual: Many kids have a lingering cough due to the large amounts of saliva that their bodies are producing. And teething pain tends to be worst at night.
- Swollen gums: Changes in your baby’s gums, such as puffiness and redness can indicate that teething has begun.
- Loss of appetite: The child refuses to eat or drink.
- Sleep disturbances: Babies don’t necessarily understand why they are experiencing pain or discomfort and may become irritable or clingy.
- A low-grade fever: A slightly elevated temperature is among the top teething symptoms.
- Diarrhoea: Loose or increased stools are expected by your teething kid.
- A rash around the mouth: It can be caused by chafing from baby’s excessive drool.
Teething toys: Something to chew on is sometimes all your baby really needs to get through the pain of teething. There are a lot of options for teething toys that are also safe and non-toxic.
Cool things: Cold teething toys can provide quick relief from teething pain. Ice lollies, cool purified food, and biltong can be given to older babies.
Chewing: A wet cloth, cooled in the fridge, makes the excellent chewing material. Apples, carrots, or other raw vegetables are good to chew on for older babies.
Massage: Rub your little one’s gums with a cloth or finger for about two minutes if the tooth hasn’t erupted.
Pain Reliever: Paracetamol (recommended by pediatric) given in the correct doses can help relieve teething pain.
No mommy is stranger to the hardships that come along with these momentous baby and toddler milestones. Nothing is permanent in life so are your challenges with your baby. We eventually will go through it. Same way, teething is also an uncomfortable but short-lived part of infancy and will go away.
Hope these above remedies suit your parenting style and help to bring ease and comfort for you, and your loved ones.