Simple Teething Comforts That Work
tís a natural part of life and we all have to go through it, but teething isnít something toddlers deal with very well and every parent braces themselves for when ďitís timeĒ. It can be quite painful with some suffering more than others, their young gums havenít had a chance to toughen up yet and the sensation of cutting teeth is new to them.
Here are a few home remedies to help ease the pain and the result may be both you and your child get some well-needed rest .
Keep in mind that there are commercial items you can buy such as topical gels, teething tablets and baby Tylenol that can help numb the pain, but consult your doctor or pharmacist first for recommendations and ask for what risks (if any) they may pose.
First, how to tell if teething is the problemÖ
Notice a trend in this list? Chilled items work well for soothing sore gums. Even feeding your child spoonfuls of chilled yogurt or pudding can help. Keep a tub of washcloths and rubber rings in the freezer so youíll always have one ready during troublesome moments.
What about brandy? Rubbing brandy or other alcohol along the gums is an old wives remedy used for many decades but it is now recognized as unsafe to use on young children and no longer advised or recommended.
If your child is suffering for long periods of time and the above remedies donít help, consult your doctor for a commercial product as advised above. If you have a tried-and-true that isnít mentioned here, please share in the comments below (a desperate mom or dad will surely be grateful for the tips).