Teething can be a painful stage for your baby and yourself. Teething usually takes place around six months but can start as early as three months. My little man is 18 going on 19 months and he’s still teething. He only has four teeth, two at the top and two at the bottom. He’s a late bloomer I know, chuckles. According to my son’s pediatrician a teething pain can be what a headache pain is to us as adults, very disturbing and painful. Around three to five days prior to the primary teeth breaking through the gums your baby may become very fussy than normal due to the swelling and soreness during this time. Some natural at home remedies I’ve found to work for my son is a finger brush (pictured below), a cold washcloth, sterilized frozen teething ring and if they’re eating solids let hem suck on cold watermelon. A lot of the over the counter teething medicines are not good for your baby so it’s best to try the natural remedies.
The finger brush you can purchase at any drug or baby store, Target or Walmart, and just use it to gently massage your baby’s gums. Be sure to boil hot water and pour it over the teething brush, sterilizing it before using. Follow the same method if you purchase a teething ring/toy. They may drool a lot and try to eat on everything in site but it’s all apart of the teething process.
The washcloth method, wet the cloth and let your baby chew on it, the softness of the towel missed with the cold temperature will relieve some of the pain from their gums.
Watermelon is a great snack and when it’s served cold it’s even better. This is a perfect snack to give your little one when they’re teething, it’ll help numb their gums and satisfy their taste buds.
If you notice your child’s teeth not coming through around six months be sure to consult your child’s pediatrician or dentist. I pray these remedies help!