Tips and Teething Toys
Teething Toys for Babies
Teething is an unavoidable part of a baby's development. Babies stay up all night while teething and keep you up too. The crankiness, tears, and drooling are an ordeal for both the baby and the parents.
Generally, babies start teething between four and seven months, but some may start teething earlier or later too, which is perfectly normal! Usually, you can tell if it is teething that's making your baby restless at night because of some common symptoms like:
- Excessive drooling
Here are some tips to help ease the pain for both of you.
A Gum Massage
While teething, your baby's gums are sore and irritated, which makes them fussy at night. You could offer them a cooling gum massage with an excellent teething ring when they wake up crying. Ensure silicone teething rings for babies are BPA-free, non-toxic and 100% food-grade, and safe for your baby.
Babies need to be busy and entertained, which is why they must have plenty of toys. Teething rings can relieve your little one when biting on something hard like an old tooth! However, ensure you get silicone or wood ones so as not to cause any harm with chemicals in the plastic ones (though these do exist). Store them safely by placing them into the fridge/freezer after each use - this will help keep things cool enough during warmer months when babies might play longer than usual before getting tired.
Be Your Baby's Chew Toy
Contingent upon if this is their first tooth, you may allow your baby to chew at your fingers. Simply ensure that your fingers are clean before you allow them to have some fun. Dipping your fingers in cool water helps calm them down further.
This is similar to being their chew toy but requires you to be more alert. Using your fingers, apply slight pressure on the baby's gums. Rubbing the gums also soothes teething pain. Ensure your hands are clean before sticking them in your baby's mouth.
Wipe the Drool
Drooling is common for babies, but it also makes them uncomfortable. Letting your baby have a wet face all day could cause rashes and add to nighttime restlessness.
You can't catch every dribble but making sure the teether is as dry as possible during the day will make the night more comfortable for them.
The best way to help your baby sleep is by creating a relaxing environment. White noise, like the sound of rain outside or crickets chirping at night, can be used as an effective form of entertainment to keep their attention focused on other things instead!
A Cooling Treat
Cooling treats and sensations help sore gums. This trick is pretty basic and doesn't require special equipment; just some foresight at your end. Grab a few clean washcloths, soak them in water and then place them in the freezer for a minimum of thirty to sixty minutes. These washcloths shouldn't have any rips or loose strings. They help soothe a baby's sore gums while allowing them to gnaw on them for as long as they want.
Teething is an inevitable ordeal, but these Teething Toys for Babies can make it much easier for you to survive without staying up all night and looking like a panda.
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