Is your child teething?

Is your child teething? 

We understand that it can be quiet difficult for parents to see their children in any sort of pain, especially when they’re so young. Teething is a natural process that starts to happen to children at around 6 months of age. The typical signs of teething are as followed:

  • Drooling
  • Having an urge to put all objects in their mouth
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Flushed cheeks
  • Swollen gums

What can you do to help them?

  • Teething rings are a safe object for your baby to chew on. Some rings can be cooled in the fridge beforehand which can help the gums more by soothing them.
  • Teething gels can only be used for babies over 4 months old. Often these gels contain a mild local anaesthetic which will help numb the pain and discomfort. Some even contain antiseptic ingredients that help to prevent infection from the sore broken skin in your baby’s mouth.
  • Give them something healthy to chew on–fruit and vegetables are ideal, as they’re soft and less damaging to the skin.
  • Having cool sugar-free drinks they will help to soothe the gums and can help with excessive dribbling.
  • Rubbing the gum with your finger (making sure it’s clean beforehand) or a wet gauze pad, again this will help to ease the pain and help soreness.

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