Normal teething pain. Teething pain usually produces only mild discomfort, so don’t worry. Providing teething pain treatment is necessary if your infant becomes cranky, unable to eat, or restless at night. Here are some teething relief tips:
- Chill teething toys and food.
Teething toys should be child-safe. Cool toys help ease your baby’s teething pain. Alternately, give him frozen bagels or ice pops. Chilled foods are edible and help relieve teething pain. Let your youngster gnaw on a clean, cold, lint-free washcloth. The cool washcloth can relieve teething pain and absorb drool.
- Massage baby’s gums.
New tooth pressure often causes toothache. Massage your baby’s gums to offset the imbalance. Finger pressure decreases teething pain and promotes blood circulation in the gums to ease tooth eruption.
- Use baby pain gels.
An infant pain gel might temporarily relieve teething pain if you need to go out. Infant pain gel numbs your baby’s gums to inhibit pain signals, like a topical anesthetic. Infant pain gels help you, and your baby sleeps at night.
- Make teething pain relief from pantry staples.
Your cabinet and pantry may offer safe teething solutions. Clove oil might help relieve teething pain. Cloves and clove oil can numb and warm teething pain. Natural licorice sticks are another alternative. Licorice soothes teething pain by cooling and numbing your baby’s mouth and gums.
- Give babies painkillers.
If your child’s gums are sensitive to teething, see a doctor. Your baby’s doctor can prescribe infant-grade pain medications. When giving your newborn infant pain medications, follow directions and dosage.
Keep calm when your baby is teething. If you’re angry or nervous, your baby may follow suit. Coo to soothe your baby’s teething ache. Consult your baby’s doctor about teething pain relief.