How can I make teething easier

November 262012

My son is 6 month old, he already has 3 teeth and he’s teething at the moment. It quite painful for him, he’s a bit cranky, he has running nose which is also related to teething. I really want to help him that’s why I try to find as much information as I can online.

There’re a couple of great tips on KidsHealth site which can make teething a bit easier:

  • Because babies love to chew on things when they’re teething it’s a good idea to give your child something to chew on. You can buy rubber teething ring or cooling teethers, they are pretty good.
  • It’s important to choose something that’s not too hard because hard things can bruise the gums. Choose something that won’t break into smaller pieces. They have to be big enough so your baby won’t swallow them.
  • Rubbing your baby’s gums is also a good solution, just wash your hands thoroughly before.
  • Some babies like cool food when they’re teething.
  • If your baby is extremely cranky then you should consult with your doctor if it’s ok to give acetaminophen or ibuprofen to your baby (only if he/she’s older than 6 month).
  • Babies immune system can weaken when they’re teething so running nose, fewer are pretty common.
Source: http://kidshealth.org/parent/question/infants/easing_teething.html?tracking=P_RelatedArticle
So what are the top 10 teething toys:
Sophie the Giraffe by Vulli®
Maybe it’s the texture of her “skin,” or the feel of her nubby horns on sore gums. Perhaps she’s extra-alluring because she comes from the French Alps. Whatever the reason, babies loooove Sophie. And, since this giraffe teether is made of natural rubber, food paint and no toxic gunk whatsoever, we moms are pretty much nuts about her too. Plus, there are chewable appendages sticking out every which way, a squeaker in the body to keep baby amused, and she’s just the right size for a baby’s grip. Now, you won’t find Sophie in the $0.99 (or $10) bins, but trust us, the moment of silence is worth the twenty bucks.
You can check the rest here:
Source: http://pregnant.thebump.com/pregnancy/baby-registry/articles/top-10-teething-toys.aspx?MsdVisit=1

 

 

 

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