Useful teething relief tips for infants
I touched briefly on a few things we are using to help relieve Bridget’s teething pain here, but I thought I’d expand a bit more on what we have found helpful!
So far Bridget has her two lower teeth but has a few of her upper teeth coming.
Her bottom teeth weren’t as painful as her upper teeth, I didn’t realize she was teething until one day I stuck my finger and felt two little ridges on her bottom gums (Mom of the year award right here)
This time around not only did I know what to look for but she’s been fussier than usual.
Aside from excessive drooling, she cries anytime I try and touch her cheeks and is constantly making chewing motions to rub her upper gums.
Our pediatrician suggested providing teething infants with big fruits
- apples (try sticking it in the fridge before hand)
- lemons or even mandarins (with supervision) to chew on. Make sure to not peel the the lemons or mandarins.
- mango seed, it’s tasty, nutritious and not a swallowing hazard
- ALSO, frozen bagel!
OTC Medication & Topical Pain Relief
We give these to her at meal times (aka, adult meal time) because she feels included in our dinner time routine (and doesn’t beg off mom and dad’s plate) and gets to eat something that soothes her sore gums.
Anyone else have useful teething tips, I’ve found that cold, edibles are her favorite (that girl just loves to eat just like her momma)
Let me know!