Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Home Remedies For Your Teething Baby
The teething process is different for every baby. For some, a tooth may cut overnight, causing little to no fussiness from your baby. However, for some babies, the teething process is a long, painful process. Signs that your baby is teething include irritability, diarrhea, cold like symptoms, drooling and the main sign - chewing or gnawing. Babies like to bite or chew on things when they teethe because the counter pressure gives them a bit of relief from the cutting tooth. They are a few ways to naturally soothe your baby's sore teeth and gums that will help both of you get a better nights rest and a better day.
-A Wooden Cooking Spoon: Although this may seem strange, it is no different than a wooden teething ring.
-Cold Fruits or Veggies: Depending on your baby's age, giving them a tasty frozen treat could be very comforting to your little one. An alternative, if your baby is too small to digestive chunks of food, is a mesh feeder. Bread also works well for older babies.
-Clove Oil: Always test this on yourself first before you put it on your baby. If it is too strong, it could blister baby's gums. However, in the correct dosage, this could be very relieving.
Remember, teething is not forever. Although it may seem like it will never end - it will.