How to sooth baby’s teething pain and look after their teeth
1. Try simple & effective home remedy!
Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and so called calming properties. Soak your baby’s favourite soft teething toy, favourite cuddle blanket/comforter in chamomile tea, and let your baby chew on it to help with the pain, for the their little tooth come through quicker, to distract, to calm her/him and to have a night with better sleep.
Chamomile tea is also perfect to help babies with colic and tummy ache! So it’s a win-win!
Chewing on something can be a great distraction for your baby and can help to sooth pain during teething.
Teething toys are great and there are many different types you can choose from. There are teething rings you can put in the fridge, as these rings filled with special liquid that can cool easily and the cooler temperature can also help to sooth the teething pain. You must be very careful not to give it too cold to your baby, and never put these types of teething rings into the freezer, as it could hurt your baby’s mouth.
We suggest you to look for natural teething toys, rather than plastic ones and look for combination of textures (such wood rings combined with fabric) that will give more options for your baby to chew on and will also entertain your baby longer.
3. How about teething gels?
Most teething gels contain a combination of antiseptic and anaesthetic that work together to relieve pain and also to prevent infection. You rub a very small amount on the effect area with a clean finger and it will numb your baby’s pain for a short period of time. The effect of teething gels wears off quiet quickly as it gets “washed away” with the baby’s saliva fast.
Furthermore there isn’t much hard evidence that teething gels are actually effective! ... Although a lot of parents say it can help relieve their baby’s discomfort.
4. The amber accessories
You can see many babies wearing amber necklaces, anklets or bracelets. It is believed that amber releases a tiny amount of pain-relieving oil onto the baby’s skin so it can sooth teething pain.
Parents have all different opinions and swear by one or the other method.
We say that it’s important to find & try alternatives, and choose the one you believe will work best for your baby.
How to care for your baby's teeth?
It is so important to start caring for your baby’s teeth at a very early stage.
Start brushing your baby’s teeth twice a week as soon as the first couple of teeth are out, and with that action you are not just looking after those little teeth but also help your little one to understand and accept this daily routine in their early life.
You can start cleaning their teeth with a small clean cloth wrapped around your finger, but there are toothbrushes specifically designed for babies, which you can start using, when your baby has more than just a coupe of teeth. Use just very small amount of toothpaste and again make sure you use the right toothpaste for your child’s age. Toothpaste shouldn’t be used before your baby turns two.
Nuskaboo Tip:If your child doesn’t like his/her teeth brushed, start doing it at the same time when you do yours!