Teething can be an upsetting and difficult time for both you and your baby, but knowing what to expect and how to help soothe your baby, can make the process slightly easier.
We’ve put together a list of our top tips and recommended products, for you to put to the test with your little one…good luck!
- Playing with your baby is a great way to distract them from their pain. Try a nice warm bath. This will not only comfort them, but it will also give them the chance to take their mind off their pain by having a play and splashing around.
- Rubbing your baby’s gums with a clean finger can help to ease their discomfort temporarily. You can also try using a teething gel, but always speak to a pharmacist or GP before using a teething gel, especially for babies under two months old.
- Teething rings and toys give your baby something to chew on safely. This may ease their discomfort and distract them from any pain. There are some great options on the market; our top picks are the very popular Nuby Bug-a-Loop Teether and Ethan the Fox Teething Toy which has been shortlisted for the Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards 2018!
If your child isn’t interested in chewing on anything other than their hands or fingers, you could try the Belo & Me Teething Mitt – It has been cleverly designed to soothe sore gums whilst protecting your baby’s hands.
- Fruit and vegetables are great for sore gums, if your child six months or older. Pieces of chilled apple or carrot are ideal for chewing on. Always stay close when your baby is eating in case they choke. The Nuby The Nibbler allows babies to suck pieces of fruit safely, without the risk of choking.
- Dribbling can increase dramatically during teething. The Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew is an award-winning chewy dribble bib for teething tots. It combines a soft and absorbent bib with an attached chewy teether to soothe painful gums.