My little monster is teething. She has her four front teeth! And those suckers are sharp. and now she is getting her molars in. I didn’t really see a different in her attitude with her first few teeth coming in, just A LOT of drool. The drooling has started up again, but now we have a fussy monkey and she shoves her hand in her mouth and pulls down. I hate that isn’t much I can do for her.
If she is having a hard time during the day I give her Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and if it’s right before bed I give her Camilia drops. I’m not sure why I give her two different thing but it’s working so I’m not changing it.
Here are some tips that will help for your teething baby.
Rub your baby’s gums. Use a clean finger, or damp washcloth to massage your baby’s gums. The pressure can ease your baby’s discomfort.
· Offer a teething ring. Try one made of firm rubber. I don’t feel comfortable using the liquid-filled ones, I fear they might break under the pressure of your baby’s chewing. If a bottle seems to do the trick, put some water in it.
· Keep it cool. A cold washcloth or chilled teething ring can be soothing on a baby’s gums. Don’t give your baby a frozen teething ring.
· Try hard foods. If your baby is eating solid foods, you might offer something edible for gnawing — such as a peeled and chilled cucumber or carrot. Keep a close eye on your baby, a piece of food may cause choking hazard.
· Dry the drool. Excessive drooling is part of the teething process. To prevent skin irritation, keep a clean cloth handy to dry your baby’s chin.
If all else fails, call your doctor for further advice.