Teething happens in the first year. The pain associated with it can make the most relaxed baby into a hot mess.
Many options can help soothe your sweet baby, beyond the standard ibuprofen. What can you do to reduce the pain from the inside out?
Inflammation can stimulate nerves causing pain. Thus, by reducing inflammation, your baby’s pain can be relieved.
One way to reduce inflammation is to introduce low-inflammation diet. You may give your baby Paleo-type foods, like pastured meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables, as well as healthy fats and whole eggs.
Apply Cold Pressure
It’s one of the oldest tricks to soothe your teething baby. Cold and pressure can relieve aching gums. But make sure to use safe objects that you can freeze and let your child chew on it. What this trick does is that it numbs the area. Then, the pressure it provides soothes inflamed gums.
You may use a frozen washcloth. But make sure that the washcloth is clean. Freeze it for an hour and allow your baby to chew it on. Frozen fruits and veggies are also ideal. For small babies, put the frozen fruit or vegetable in a silicone teether or a mesh.
A cold spoon is also effective.
Or you may use a natural solid wood toy. The wood’s roughness is soothing for some babies. Opt for a brand that utilizes water-based sealants.
Use Teething Necklaces
You may have seen those cute babies wearing amber necklaces. These are an alternative remedy for teething that release oil, which contains succinct acid that acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. They don’t only relieve pain, but they also cause positive changes in your baby’s mood and behavior. You’ll find that your baby drools less. He/she may also become a happy baby before teething starts.
Simple and Effective
These tricks to soothe your teeth baby are simple yet effective. Teething is not fun for babies and mothers. The good thing is that several things you can do to help in coping with the pain. By following these natural remedies, your baby will be back to normal.