5 Tips to Survive Teething
2016 February 22
Teething is a natural part of a baby’s development, but for some babies, it can make for a miserable few days for them and their parents. It is usually around 6 months when teething begins and the symptoms include: drooling, irritability, sore gums and wanting to chew on solid objects. The symptoms will last about 3-5 days and will go away once the teeth break through the gums.
According to the MayoClinic, “Many parents suspect that teething causes fever and diarrhea, but researchers say this isn't true. Teething can cause signs and symptoms in the mouth and gums — but not elsewhere in the body.”
1. Cool Object- A cold washcloth, spoon or teething ring can really help soothe your little one’s gums. Avoid giving your baby a frozen teething ring. The extreme cold can be harmful. Also, never tie a teething ring around a baby’s neck.
As with many phases throughout a child’s life, remember, this too shall pass. Once the tooth breaks through, relief will be felt by all.