How to Soothe a Teething Baby
Whether you are a first-time mum, or you have experience with children, it is never easy to soothe a crying and fussy baby that has begun teething. Your child may be preventing you from getting any sleep because they think because they are awake, then you need to be awake. Or you feel bad because no matter what you do, it doesn’t seem to help.
The following are a few tips and tricks to help you get through this frustrating time while trying to keep your sanity and your child’s happiness in mind.
- Rubbing your baby’s gums may help ease some of their discomfort. You will want to wash your hands and then take a clean finger and gently rub your baby’s gums while slightly applying pressure
- Cold washcloths or even pacifiers and teething rings that have been cooled can also help take some of the pain and discomfort away from the child. Make sure that the teething ring or whatever you will be using is just chilled though. Exposure to extremely cold temperatures can harm the child
- Over-the-counter medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen may also be effective. Just be sure to consult with your child’s pediatrician, as well as read the directions closely before administering any medicine to your child