Baby teething is sometimes a long and difficult process, and we are here to help. Here are some teething symptoms that can help you identify the signs when your baby is teething: Red Swollen Gums, Heavy Drooling, General Crankiness/Restlessness, Sleeplessness, Excessive biting/chewing behavior, or Refusing Food. To soothe your baby during their teething time, here are some teething remedies you can try.
- Get a soft towel, wet it with cold water, and gently wipe your baby’s gums, making sure to be extra gentle in the red, swollen area so they don’t get more agitated. The coldness will help soothe the pain/swelling.
- If cold water doesn’t work, you can try keeping this moist towel in the freezer for a few minutes, then gently hold the cold part over your baby’s gums (a few seconds at a time).
- Teething rings can also help ease their irritation, and putting the ring in the fridge before you give it to your baby will also help to alleviate the pain.
The effectiveness of the above methods will vary depending on each individual baby, and if nothing seems to work, please bring them in to see us. We will be more than happy to take a look, because sometimes it might not be a simple teething problem.
You can also take a look at this teething chart below from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. They show you when and where you should be expecting your baby’s teeth to come in and also when to expect them to start loosening and come out.