No, not my babies. They have now fully grown milk teeth. Thank goodness for that! But my friends’ babies teeth have just started coming out and I wanted to help out by getting advice from our fellow bloggers who has some tips for baby teething.
Before we go into that – just a note that all babies are different when it come to baby teething.
Some babies are born with their first teeth. Others start teething before they are 4 months old, and some after 12 months. But most babies start teething at around 6 months. Evelyn’s teething started around 10 months whilst Ethan was around 4 months.
Some baby teeth may feel no pain or discomfort at all. At other times, you may notice these symptoms:
- your baby’s gum is sore and red – this mean the milk tooth is coming through
- one cheek is flushed
- your baby is dribbling more than usual
- they are gnawing and chewing on things a lot, especially with their hands.
- they are more feeling or expressing distress or irritation than usual
Some people think that teething causes other symptoms, such as diarrhoea and fever, but there’s no evidence to support this.
You know your baby best. If they have any symptoms that are causing you concern, then seek medical advice. You can call NHS 111 or contact your GP.
So from our fellow bloggers, I give you their tips on how to help your teething baby…
1. Dentinox Baby Teething Gel
For us we found Dentinox Baby Teething Gel really works for us.
2. Ashton & Parson teething powder has the thumb up from varies bloggers mums such as…
Laura, Five Little Doves: “It was the only thing that really helped mine as babies!”
Charlotte, Cups of Charlotte: “We found this is the only thing which worked in the end.”
3. An amber ankle bracelet.
Erica, The Incidental Parent: “I was dubious but it seems to work!”
4. Anbesol Liquid, & Dr Browns Watermelon freezer teether
Sophia, Tattooed Tealady found this be the quickest and most effective method for helping out little one with teething on a day-to-day basis, alongside Ashton & Parson’s teething powders and the Dr Browns Watermelon freezer teether, which is super slim and easy to grip with little hands!
5. Breastmilk ice lollies
Nadia, Scandi Mummy: “Breastmilk ice lollies served us well!”
6. A damp clean flannel in the freezer
Emma, Ready Freddie Go used to place a damp clean flannel in the freezer and then let Freddie chomp on it to provide relief. “I have heard of people doing this alternatively by soaking it in chamomile tea and freezing to provide relief too.”
7. A cool cucumber or carrot stick
Emily, Emily and Indiana: “If they’re little, a cool cucumber or carrot stick is great for little gums to chew on!”
8. Ice cubes in the frozen fruit feeder & Nelsons teething powder
Lynne, New Mummy Blog: “Put ice cubes in the frozen fruit feeder net for little ones to sit and chomp on. Also Nelsons teething powder.”
9. Biltong to chew on (dried meat!)
Hannah, Planes Trains and Meltdowns: “I lived in South Africa for 5 years and there they use biltong to chew on (dried meat!)”
10. Your Teething Baby: From one parent to another – The Book!
Emma, Emma Reed has gone a step further! “We had an awful time with teething and tried so many products. It got to the point where I’d hunted for answers and books on the internet but couldn’t find much so I decided to write my own book. I made contact with the largest teething companies and spoke to other parents to create a one stop guide full of tips, advice, remedies, symptoms to look for, old wives tales, oral care and even ice lolly recipes. It’s out now on Amazon (if you wanted to include it). I also have plenty of posts about teething on my site including a sneak peek of the book.”
So there you have it. I hope the above advices help you and your little ones lives a little bit more bearable.