How to help a
teething baby

Teething tips top 10
As all babies are different there are no hard or fast rules that will ultimately get rid of any teething pain but there are a few things you can try that might help to sooth an irritable teething baby.
 

bibs

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Bibs

One of the first signs of a baby teething is lots of drooling therefore it is wise to invest in some decent bibs. Ideally ensure you go for bibs made of natural fibres so they don’t irritate your baby’s skin and ideally thick enough to absorb all the drool too!

 

muslin-cloth

Stylish Grey and White Zippy Muslin

Wipes or soft 

Use sensitive soft wipes, cotton cloths or muslins to wipe up any drool, as saliva can irritate your baby’s skin.

 

teething-toy

VTech Chilly Bug Teether

Textured teething toys

There are a number of textured toys you can use that may help with teething and sooth irritated gums. Most teething toys are made from materials like silicone but always check to see if they are BPA free.




 

teething-gel

Teething gels and granules

Teething powders and gels

Powders and gels offer comfort for very sore gums and teething irritation, your baby may respond to one product better than another so see what suits them. The gel is a tad easier to use than the powder and it works instantly but is a mild soother, if your baby is still in a lot of pain you may want to consider other alternatives.

 

ambernecklace

Amber Teething Necklace

Beads and jewellery

Not everyone is a believer of using amber beads, they work as your baby releases body heat and it activates the succinic acid in the beads which has anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties. Teething jewellery is also good for soothing irritated gums; however it is best not to leave your child alone with either jewellery for safety reasons.

 

icelolly

Fun Ice Lolly Moulds

Ice lollies

Ice lollies are ideal for a teething baby, not only are they tasty but they provide a cooling relief for hot and irritated gums. If your baby has not been weaned yet you can try ice cubes or frozen breast milk cubes as an alternative.

calpol

Paracetamol, Calpol and ibuprofen

Medication

If your baby is in pain or has a mild raised temperature (more than 38C) you may want to give them Calpol or Nurofen. Always follow the instructions that come with the medicine. If you’re not sure, speak to your GP or pharmacist.

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