Baby teething generally happens to young babies between the ages of six and nine months. The teething process is basically where the new baby teeth grow through the gums and for many babies teething can be a painful and uncomfortable experience. Parents often find that babies at the teething stage may cry more or babies that had previously slept through the night will wake more often during teething and this can create some stress and worry for parents. Teething does eventually pass as the new teeth grow into position through the gums and below is some remedies that you may want to use to make the teething process a little easier for parent and baby.
Babies that are teething can develop one or more symptoms which can affect things such as their appetite, their mood and even affect their sleep. As well as the pain and discomfort that teething brings there are other symptoms which can also develop such as swollen inflamed gums, excessive drooling, red cheeks or face and babies tend to cry more and be a little more cranky than usual. It is important to note what symptoms your teething baby is suffering as this will dictate which of the following remedies will work best with your child.
Many of the helpful remedies that are suggested for use when babies are teething involve cooling of the gums and making sure that they are kept clean. A popular remedy is giving the baby a cool and soft teething ring from the fridge which will help to cool the gums and is a great help especially if the baby has sore and inflamed gums. Another simple remedy if you are out and about with the baby is to simply give the baby a cool bottle of water as this will work in the same way as a cool teething ring.
Frozen treats such as frozen bananas can also be given to the child to ease the pain of teething but this should only be done under supervision. Use of cool wash cloths can also be given to babies to suck on and also to bite which helps with the teething process.
For parents who are worried about baby teething or their baby has other symptoms during this stage of development it is suggested that they consult their doctor. In some cases babies that have a large amount of discomfort during the teething stage can also be given teething gels which should only be used as a last resort and in many cases only after consulting with a doctor.