Everything you need to know about teething!
A fussy baby means no sleep – for Baby or Mom.
So what’s keeping your baby up? Teething is a common up-all-night problem, which can leave your little one tired and irritable (Mom might feel the same!). So how do you encourage some much-needed sleep for the both of you?
Every baby experiences teething differently: Some have virtually no symptoms, while other babies experience teething pain for months.
Watch for the signs!
- Swollen gums
- Biting or chewing on things
- Red cheek
The vast majority of babies sprout their first tooth when they’re between 4 and 7 months old. For most children, however, that first tooth will appear around six months. And there are rare cases when an infant is born with teeth. In other case it will probably start to appear by the time he turns 1 year old.
To soothe a teething baby, try these tips:
- Offer Camilia homeopathic medicine to effectively relieve teething symptoms (painful gums, agitation and irritability). Developed specifically for babies and toddlers aged 1 to 30 months, Camilia is available in convenient sterile water-based unit-doses and contains no sugar, no dyes, and no preservatives.
- Offer food or a pacifier to chew.
- Place a cold spoon on the gums.
- Gently rub your baby’s gums with a damp washcloth, clean finger or soft baby toothbrush.
- Offer a teething ring, preferably made of firm rubber, since liquid-filled ones may break from the pressure of your baby’s chewing.
- Give your baby a warm bath (use water that feels warm but not hot, about 37 degrees). A nice warm bath with a parent can help calm an upset baby.
Aside from these ideas, you can never give too many cuddles. Your baby will look to you for comfort and relief. No pressure!