Teething can be a difficult time for babies and parents. After all, your baby will likely be sore and uncomfortable. This can make them frustrated and grumpy and may affect their sleeping pattern.
Your baby may also experience diarrhoea during teething. This means they may need changed more often, which can further negatively affect sleep.
And when babies don’t sleep their parents don’t sleep. You will need to deal with lack of sleep, as well as having a grumpy baby during teething.
You may also find that your baby will bite things - such as fingers - in an attempt to soothe their sore gums when teething.
Most babies start teething at around six months. Some may not start teething until they are around a year. Some babies are even born with their first teeth, although this is extremely rare.
During teething, you may notice:
- Red gums
- Flushed cheeks
- Increased dribbling
- Gnawing or chewing on things
One of the easiest ways to help your baby when they are teething, is to supply them with things to chew on.
Make sure these are clean and safe. You should also experiment with different things to see what works for your baby. They may enjoy a soft teething ring or they may get more relief from chewing on a wooden spoon. Teething gels also offer effective relief.
Teething gel from Rightdose
At Rightdose, we supply a wide range of products to soothe sore gums and help babies and parents get through teething.
Teething gel can be rubbed gently on the gums. This has a mild anesthetic effect which, combined with the rubbing, will relieve pain.
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