I am a first-time mother and my 7-month-old baby has been showing some signs of teething. I have noticed that he has been drooling a lot, has been more irritable, and has been constantly putting his hands in his mouth. I am worried about his discomfort and want to know if there are any natural remedies to soothe his sore gums. I have heard about teething toys and have been using them, but I am curious if there are any other remedies that have worked for other parents.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.
I completely understand your concern as a first-time mother. My daughter started teething at around the same age, and I found that using chamomile tea bags helped soothe her sore gums. I would steep the tea bags in hot water, let it cool down, then place it in the fridge for a bit before giving it to my daughter to chew on. It seemed to provide her with some relief, and the coldness helped reduce any swelling.
I also found that using a cold washcloth helped. I would wet it with cold water and let it sit in the fridge for a bit before giving it to her to chew on. It's a simple but effective way to help soothe their discomfort.
Lastly, I would recommend trying out different teething toys. My daughter loved the ones that could be frozen, as the coldness provided relief for her sore gums.
I hope these suggestions help and that your little one feels better soon!