Rosy cheeks, drool and fussiness are all surefire signs of baby teething and while you know it's hard for your baby, it can sometimes be just as hard for you. The good news is that there are some things you can do to help them. By keeping gums clean with a baby toothbrush and soothing sore gums with teething gels and home remedies, you can provide your baby with the comfort they need. Throw in some extra love and cuddles, and the teething process might just be a little less miserable for the whole family.
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The teething process is inevitable, yet certainly challenging, and thankfully, there are several products you can use to help ease baby's pain.
Teething gels contain numbing agents and can be applied to baby's gums to create a numbing sensation and relieve the pain of baby teething.
Teething toys may be made of a soft silicone or rubbery material or filled with a nontoxic gel that can be refrigerated so that baby has something cold and soothing to apply to their gums. Both of these types of toys can be effective at easing teething pain because they fulfill the need that babies have to chew while fighting against teething pain. The type of toy you choose depends on what's most effective for your baby, and often, keeping a variety of teething toys on hand is helpful. Keeping baby distracted with car seat and stroller toys while you're on the go can be helpful as well.
Using a baby toothbrush is an important way to keep baby's mouth clean and set the foundation for oral health throughout your baby's lifetime, but it's also a simple way to help manage teething pain. The pressure that's applied to the gums while brushing provides babies with temporary pain relief.
Offering baby a cold, wet washcloth to chew is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Similar to brushing their teeth or chewing on a toy, a wet washcloth can provide cooling relief to their gums.
The best way to comfort baby while they're in pain is with plenty of extra love and cuddles. Soothe baby with a warm bath and a comforting massage with baby oil followed by plenty of one on one time with you.
Once the teeth have erupted, it's important to care for your child's oral health by regularly cleaning their teeth. Using an infant toothbrush with water or baby toothpaste a couple of times per day is a great start.
As your child develops more teeth and grows into a toddler, it's important to begin teaching them how to brush their teeth. Walmart.ca has a great selection of toddler toothbrushes and training toothpaste to help you start them off on the right foot. Make sure the toothbrush you choose for your baby or toddler has soft bristles and is easy for their small hands to hold.