Caring for a teething baby is exhausting, both physically and emotionally. It can be challenging for you and your little one to sleep at night. Equally, if your baby is teething and crying inconsolably, seeing him or her extremely distressed is likely to be tugging on your heartstrings. However, you are not alone.
Many parents reach a point where they feel overwhelmed and run down during the teething process. If you are wondering how to soothe a baby that is teething, we can help. Our daytime teething tips, as well as night-time options, can relieve the teething distress your baby is experiencing.
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Daytime Options For Soothing A Teething Baby
Caring for a teething baby during the day is much easier than the night hours, yet it's far from straightforward. If you're at your wits' end and need some teething help, try out some of these proven teething products.
However, keep in mind that a baby may refuse to be comforted through certain methods, leaving a parent stumped. Don't be discouraged: this is normal. Finding the perfect teething solution for your baby often occurs through a trial and error process. Although it's best to get the bib ready as some of the ideas can get messy!
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Teething Tips: 6 Ways To Soothe A Teething Baby During The Day
Teething Mesh Food Bag
Chop up some cooled fruits or weaning edibles to put inside a teething mesh feeder. Babies (of age) love chewing on these creative inventions and will also receive benefits from their nutrients. It's the perfect home remedy for teething babies.
Frozen Teething Toys
Try using frozen teething toys to soothe the baby's sore gums.
The famous 'Sophie giraffe', teething rings and the banana toothbrush are lifesavers for many parents. We don't recommend necklaces as they can be choking hazards.
Teething gloves are the perfect teething solution for babies that can't clasp onto toys yet.
Give your baby frozen breastmilk to soothe their sore gums without introducing foreign tastes. Why not turn them into ice lollies using moulds? This is one of our favourite home remedies for teething babies.
Distractions Can Work
You can attempt talking or singing to your baby. Some parents found this route to effectively soothe their teething baby whereas others explained it only made things worse. However, it's worth a go!
How To Soothe A Teething Baby At Night?
Babies often wake up with severe teething pain at night. Sometimes, it may be particularly bad over a three-day period or so. It often leaves parents asking everyone, "how to get a teething baby to sleep?"
Create a calming atmosphere and remaining consistent with your bedtime routine can be beneficial. However, it is likely you will need an additional teething method to keep your little one's tears at bay.
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Use a silicone finger toothbrush or a clean finger to gently rub his/her gums for brief teething pain relief.
Rinse a washcloth with cold water, ensure all excess water is squeezed out so that the cloth is damp and then let your baby suck on the washcloth.
Supervised Teething Toys
Always keep a teething toy in the fridge in case your baby wakes up crying with discomfort. However, unlike the daytime, use of the toy should be supervised and not left in the cot with your baby.
During the worst nights, you may wish to try medications to provide temporary comfort for your teething baby.
Hopefully these teething suggestions will enable you and your baby to get some much-needed shut-eye. Also, please comment below if you have learnt any life-saving teething tricks from personal experience!