Tips to soothing sore gums by ABC Kids Dental Group
The bottom incisor is usually the first to show up. You should inspect your child’s gums to check for bumps. This could be a sign that there are newly surfacing teeth. Teething can be slower in some babies than for others. Infants may experience symptoms up to a month before the actual tooth appears.
There are many ways to soothe your gums. There are many ways to soothe gums. These are some ways to ease your baby’s discomfort.
1. Massage your gums
Pressure may be helpful for your baby’s gums. After washing your hands thoroughly, place your baby on the mattress and gently massage their gums with your finger. You may find that your baby will fall asleep and relax by doing this. If your baby wakes up in the middle of the night, you can re-rub the gums.
2. Buy a Cold Washcloth
It’s a good idea for you to get a clean, dry washcloth and soak it in warm water. The water should be rubbed out until the cloth is dry. To cool the washcloth, place it in the freezer or fridge.
Once the washcloth is cool, fold it and give it to your baby to chew on. If your baby is chewing on something (even a washcloth), you should always keep them supervised. This could pose a danger to their health.
3. Refrigerated Teething Toy or Pacifier
You can use a pacifier to soothe your baby’s gums. Make sure to clean the pacifier before you place it in the fridge. Coolness can help to numb your gums and ease some pain.
The same process can be used for teething toys. Any solid toys can be placed in the refrigerator. Avoid liquid- or gel-filled toys that could leak.
4. Make frozen milk popsicles
Teething can cause babies to stop eating while they are growing. Most likely, this is because of discomfort.
You should look for BPA-free popsicle molds and fill them with formula or breastmilk. Popsicles that melt can be messy so make sure you have a bib for your baby. It might be a smart idea to allow your baby to eat them in a highchair.
5. Get Rid of Excessive Drool
While your baby is teething, it’s a good idea to make sure they have a bib. Babies are prone to drool on their clothes and soak them.
To prevent irritation, you should make it a priority for your baby to wash off any drool. To prevent a rash, it is best for your child’s skin to remain dry.
6. Enjoy some fruit
You can freeze certain foods for irritated gums if you have already introduced solid food to your baby. A great way to start is chilled mashed bananas. For your baby’s enjoyment, you can also try other fruits in a mesh feeder. The mesh feeder will prevent your baby from choking. You can try different kinds of fruit, such as strawberries, pears and chilled apples. It is important to keep an eye on your baby at all time and ensure that your infant is old enough for these treats.
7. Extra Cuddling Time
Extra cuddle time can be the best thing for a baby who is in pain. You can rock your baby in a big chair, or carry him around the house in a baby carrier. You will both feel more relaxed if you have some extra cuddle time.
Breastfeeding is a good option. You can give your baby extra nursing sessions to help them feel better. To help your baby fall asleep, it is important that you provide a calm environment.
8. Pain Medications
You can also talk to your doctor about prescribing over-the-counter pain medication as a last resort. These medications can be used to relieve pain and help the baby go to sleep. Your pediatrician will be able to advise you about the best dosage and type of pain relief.
Avoid teething gels or tablets containing lidocaine and benzocaine. These can cause problems with swallowing and may be dangerous for babies’ mouths.