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How Can I Make Teething Easier?

How can I make teething easier?

Is your baby drooling more, chewing on everything and seeming to be more cranky with disrupted sleep and eating patterns?

Are your baby’s gums tender and swollen?

Teething usually begins between 4 and 7 months, with the bottom front teeth (central incisors) first to appear.

Don’t be alarmed

Don’t be alarmed if your baby begins this process earlier or later than this, there are many variabilities! Some babies don’t seem to notice that their pearly whites are coming through, while others may seem more cranky for weeks!

Teething is believed to cause some localized inflammation of the gum – anything that can help lower this inflammatory process may help.

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Here are some tips for keeping your baby safe and comfortable while teething:

  • Gently massage baby’s gums with a clean finger.
  • Teething toys and rings chilled in the refrigerator (NOT the freezer) can be helpful.
  • Teething biscuits can be used for babies who have started eating solid foods. Remember to always supervise babies while chewing on these!
  • Try mesh food holders with frozen fruit/veggies for a tasty, soothing treat.
  • Offering a frozen, clean and wet washcloth to chew on can provide some relief.
  • For more significant discomfort, acetaminophen and ibuprofen given at the correct dose and frequency can be very effective painkillers.
  • AVOID teething gels and tablets. These can be harmful to babies.
  • “Natural” or homeopathic remedies such as Amber teething necklaces are NOT recommended. Keep in mind that necklaces and other jewelry for infants pose a choking or strangulation risk. If you do choose to try an amber teething necklace, it is better to put it on your baby’s wrist or ankle. Never leave the necklace on your baby unattended or allow your baby to wear it while sleeping!

Read about the AAPD’s recommendations on oral health.

Read More on Baby & Teething

https://drdina.ca/teething-pain-do-teething-necklaces-work/

https://drdina.ca/teething-baby-remedies-bpa-free-natural-organic-freezer-safe-teether-set/

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Do NOT use this website for medical emergencies.

If you have a medical emergency, call a physician or qualified healthcare provider, or CALL 911 immediately. Under no circumstances should you attempt self-treatment based on anything you have seen or read on this Website. Always seek the advice of your physician or other licensed and qualified health provider in your jurisdiction concerning any questions you may have regarding any information obtained from this Website and any medical condition you believe may be relevant to you or to someone else. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website.

Dr. Dina Kulik

Dr. Dina Kulik completed her Pediatrics Residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Dina is one of Canada’s leading child health media experts, providing child health information through television, radio, print media, and via her blog DrDina.ca. Above all, Dina’s greatest joy is her family, and being the mom of four lovely boys.

Dr. Dina Kulik

Dr. Dina Kulik completed her Pediatrics Residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Dina is one of Canada’s leading child health media experts, providing child health information through television, radio, print media, and via her blog DrDina.ca. Above all, Dina’s greatest joy is her family, and being the mom of four lovely boys.

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