Gnaw something: Top tips for baby teething
Here Are Some Top Tips For Baby Teething
Help! My baby is teething – is yours? Here are some top tips on baby teething we’ve picked up along the way…
Firstly – How Terrible Is Baby Teething?
Isn’t teething terrible? My baby is chomping down on anything and everything she can grip her gums on; mainly my iPhone, the TV remote and her fingers, all through a pool of drool. Her sleep’s not been brilliant and she has emitted a constant low-to-medium level grizzle for the past couple of days. Please send wine, or cake, or both (for me, of course).
All this combined with passing under the ominous black thunder cloud on her current Wonder Week leap means she’s more than a little down in the mouth and far from her normal cheerful self today; my poor baby.
She has been having symptoms like this on and off for a while, so I’m hoping it’ll ease up again soon, especially as it would be a kick in the teeth to find out so soon about breastfeeding once they cut through the gums. But in the meantime I’d give my eye teeth for anything that would make her feel even a little bit better.
Here Are Some Tips for Teething We’ve Tried
- We have Calpol on standby, of course
- The magic granules – the packet promises that they will calm ‘both baby and mother’ which sounds good to me
- Breastfeeding on demand – sucking helps relive pressure on the jaw. And it’s soothing and comforting
- Sophie The Giraffe chew toy
- Toys with mouth-friendly pieces to chew on
- Putting a muslin cloth in the freezer (or even cold pieces of cucumber)
- A freezable teether, which goes in the fridge and helps soothe the jaw.
In the meantime, we’re gritting our teeth and hope we’ll come up smiling soon. And apologies for the puns, it’s been a long day…
July 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm
Really feel for both of you – these tips might help https://www.dropbox.com/s/5uwpxvagn8yf7rd/MumsMakeLists-TopTips-Teething.docx
July 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm
These are brilliant, thank you so much! I would never have thought of some of them – like putting a muslin in the freezer – but so simple x.
July 19, 2012 at 11:25 am
Have you tried frozen carrot?
July 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm
We will do – great idea 🙂
July 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Liquid Anbesol is good as it numbs the gums nearly straight away. It’s not easy to find though, the smaller local chemists tend to have it rather than the chains. And have you tried an Ibuprofen based medicnie rather than calpol? As that is better for the gums. That and the things you mention are what we’re tried too. Hope it gets better soon.
July 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm
I didn’t know that about Ibuprofen! I remember Ambesol from when I was younger too. Will head to the chemist to stock up. How are you getting on? x
July 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm
Some mummy’s from NCT that I’ve met swear by amber teething necklaces as a natural way to relieve discomfort. I think you can buy them online – I’ve heard such good things that I’d say it’s definitely be worth a try!
July 20, 2012 at 5:15 pm
I hadn’t thought of those! Definitely worth trying if some many people have recommended them. Poor teething babies, it must be so frustrating to be in pain yet not be able to say what’s wrong 🙁 x.
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