As a parent, there is nothing I hate more than watching my child be in pain. A teething baby is usually miserable and fussy. I can’t say I blame them. Those sharp little teeth must feel like little razors under their gums.
How to Soothe a Teething Baby
What can you do to soothe a teething baby? Here are a few tips that have worked for my kids.
- Teething Toys
There’s almost a whole aisle in big box stores dedicated to teething toys. At Cotton Babies, we carry a selection of toys that have worked for our babies.
- Frozen Toys
Cold works well for reducing inflammation as new teeth erupt in baby’s mouth. Toys that are safe for the freezer or refrigerator are always a hit. Just make sure you have more than one so you can keep rotating them in and out.
- Pain Reliever
Ask your pediatrician which pain reliever they recommend and make sure you use the correct dosage based on your child’s weight and age. Some pain reliever can definitely help take the edge off a suffering tot.
A classic sign of teething is an increase in drool. An absorbent bib can provide something for baby to chew on while keeping their shirt dry. I love the look of a bandana bib. Just make sure to remove it before baby goes to sleep.
- Frozen Treat
I used to put a little breast milk in an ice cube tray and freeze it. I’d pop it in a feeder and my kiddos would love a little breastmilk popsicle. Not only was it a fun treat, but they were perfect on a hot summer day or to help alleviate some teething pain.
- Paci Pod
Keep a teether close and clean at all times inside a PaciPod.
- Washcloth or Wipe
A frozen washcloth or flannel wipe is surprisingly effective at helping a teething baby. Just wet a washcloth and throw it in the freezer. Because baby can easily change the shape of the washcloth, it can be very effective for molars.
- Wooden Toys
Classic wooden toys can be great for a teething baby.
- Suck Pads
If you love to babywear, you may want to get suck pads for your soft structured carrier for when baby is teething. They will protect your carrier and give baby a nice new surface to chomp on.
- Teething Jewelry
Designed for mama to wear and baby to enjoy! Made out of 100% silicone and free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates, these necklaces are safe for baby’s to chew on.
- Amber Necklaces
Many parents believe in the natural pain relief from amber necklaces.