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My baby has started teething and seems to be in pain - what are some safe and effective teething relief options?

Hi everyone,

I'm a first-time mom and my little one has just started teething. I can tell that she is in pain and is having trouble sleeping and feeding. I know that there are many teething relief options out there, but I want to make sure that they are safe for my baby.

Can anyone recommend some safe and effective teething relief options? I've heard about teething toys, teething gels, and teething biscuits, but I'm not sure which ones are best. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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ajenkins

Hi there,

When my son was teething, we found that distracting him with other activities helped to alleviate his discomfort. We would try to engage him with toys or books that he found interesting, and it seemed to take his mind off the pain for a little while.

We also used a teething gel, which we found really helpful. We used one that was specifically made for babies and applied it directly to his gums. This provided some relief and helped him to sleep better at night.

One thing to remember is that teething is a natural process that all babies go through, and it can be uncomfortable for them. Just try to be patient and offer reassurance to your baby. With time, their teeth will come in and the pain and discomfort will subside.

I hope this helps!

rashad.kautzer

Hi there,

As a mom of two, I've had some experience with teething babies. One thing that worked really well for my little ones was using teething toys. I liked to keep a few different options on hand so that my babies could choose the one that felt best for them. Silicone teethers and wooden teethers were our go-to choices.

Another thing that helped was using a cold cloth or washcloth on their gums. I would wet a washcloth, fold it up, and place it in the fridge for a few minutes before giving it to my babies to chew on. They seemed to find the cold temperature soothing.

I did try teething gels with my first baby, but I personally didn't notice much of a difference. However, I know that some parents swear by them, so it might be worth giving it a try and seeing if it works for your little one.

Hope this helps!

onolan

Hello,

When my daughter started teething, we found that giving her some cold and juicy fruit worked wonders. We would give her sliced cucumber or watermelon straight from the fridge, and she found it really soothing. The cold temperature numbed her gums and the fruit flesh provided a nice texture to chew on.

Additionally, we found that baby massage helped to ease her discomfort. We would rub her forehead, temples, and jawline in a circular motion using a little bit of baby lotion or coconut oil. This helped her relax and made her more comfortable.

I hope these suggestions help and that your baby finds relief soon.

rodrigo26

Hey,

When my son started teething, we tried teething biscuits and they worked really well for him. He loved being able to chew on something that also tasted good.

If teething biscuits aren't an option or you want to try something else, I have heard good things about using chamomile tea. You can steep a bag of chamomile tea, let it cool, and then dip a cloth or gauze in it before offering it to your baby to suck on. The chamomile has natural anti-inflammatory properties and can help soothe your baby's gums.

I hope this helps and that your baby feels better soon!

dario83

Hi there,

When my son was teething, I found that rubbing his gums with a clean, damp washcloth would offer him some relief. The gentle pressure and texture seemed to calm him down and help to soothe his gums.

We also tried a bunch of different teething toys, but the most effective for my son was a silicone teething necklace that I could wear and he could play with while I held him. The necklace was soft and flexible, and he loved to chew on it.

Another thing that worked well was placing a clean, wet washcloth in the freezer for a few minutes until it was cold and then letting my son gnaw on the cloth. The cold cloth would numb his gums and offered him some temporary relief.

Ultimately, you might need to try a few different things to find what works best for your baby. Just remember that teething can be painful, but it's a temporary phase and your baby will be smiling and giggling again in no time.

I hope this helps!

aisha51

Hello,

When my daughter started teething, she was a fan of frozen fruit. We would give her frozen mango or berries wrapped in a thin muslin cloth. This helped her soothe her gums and also gave her a tasty treat.

We also found that applying gentle pressure to her gums with a clean finger or a clean wet washcloth helped to alleviate her discomfort. Although it might hurt your fingers, your baby might find it comforting to feel the pressure.

It's important to remember that all babies are different, and what works for one might not work for another. Give different things a try and see what your baby responds well to.

Hope this helps!

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