Being a parent comes with lot’s of long, sleepless nights. And when your little one is feeling sick and not like themselves, the nights can seem even longer. If your child is teething and you just can’t seem to make them feel better, try the following tricks to help ease their pain and get the back to feeling like their normal self once again.
- Cold Washcloth
You might remember this tip from your childhood as well, but some things never seem to fail. Give your little one a cold washcloth to chew on while they’re teething. This sort of chewing action will help to alleviate pain, while the cold sensation from the washcloth will help to soothe and numb the gums.
Tip: Put your washcloth in the freezer for 15-20 minutes in order to get the washcloth to an even colder temperature.
The act of massage is good for virtually every part of the body, including your child’s gums. In order to help alleviate some of the pain and discomfort caused by teething, use a clean finger to rub your child’s gums. This sort of movement will help your little ones cut through the gums in a more comfortable manner.
Tip: Let your child bite down a bit on your finger while it is in their mouth. This sort of action will help bring them immediate relief.
- Cold Teething Toys
There are so many unique teething toys available on the market today. When shopping for a teething toy, make sure that they are BPA free so that you won’t introduce foreign chemicals to your child. Put your child’s teething toys in the freezer for 30-60 minutes in order to help numb their gums as they bite down on the toy.
Tip: Rinse the toys off before you put them in the freezer in order to prevent any dried drool from freezing.
To learn more about children’s dentistry and how to help your little one through teething, contact our office today!