Smart Solutions For Teething In Babies

teething in babiesIt is one of the most wonderful experiences in your life to watch your baby grow. At the same time, it might upset your heart to see your little ones suffer or cry in pain. Teething in babies is tough both for babies and for parents. The baby shows the first signs of teething at the age of about six months or so. But some may take upwards of eight months or so, while some may even be born with teeth already erupted in their mouths.

Most babies show signs of teething pain at some point or another. This is when parents become desperate and turn to their relatives or close friends or dentists or doctors to find an effective remedy for their children.

On the onset of teething, your little one may show signs like drooling, crying and becoming cranky frequently and possibly a low-grade fever. Few babies have digestive problems that may include diarrhea or constipation in some cases.  To be sure that your child is having a teething problem, you can simply rub on her gums to feel any swelling on the gum line. These swollen areas are the sites where the baby teeth are going to erupt. If you are unable to feel these areas, you may express your concern to your dentist or doctor who may be able to diagnose the exact problem of your baby.

The baby has a tendency to bite anything that she gets hold of. The biting pressure appears to bring some relief from teething pain. You can take advantage of this factor and get teething rings for your baby. There are water-filled types of teething rings also that seem to relieve some amount of discomfort.

Another simple trick to deal this problem is to give your baby anything cold to bite. Her teething rings can be refrigerated to get the cold effect. When you go for baby shopping, get at least four or five teething rings so that you can change the rings as they become warm. Besides, when you boil or disinfect the soiled ones, your baby can have a fresh one to play with. The same trick can be done with a clean soft cloth as well that has been frozen earlier. Cold foods can be helpful but should be given with caution as too much cold food can lead to other respiratory problems.

A wide range of analgesic gels are available that can be applied on the baby’s gums. They produce numbness for a limited time period. Parents are warned against overuse of the gel as it may have obvious side effects like dryness. When you purchase a numbing gel, check if it is specifically for babies or not. It is good to use such gels when the child is put to bed so that the baby can sleep comfortably.

You may find a rash developing on your child’s chin due to drooling almost the whole day. So you must attempt to keep your baby’s mouth dry and apply some moisturizing lotion on the rash area.

Teething is just another phase of your baby’s development and it will pass by soon though it might be a bit taxing on both of you. Finally, the day will come when your baby’s gummy grin changes to a full-fledged teeth full smile.