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8 Natural And Effective Remedies For Teething Babies

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As your baby turns 6 months, another milestone that you look forward to is a sprouting tooth. The little grin with a pearly tooth is sure to steal your heart. But then teething isn’t fun. It is accompanied with teething pains, discomfort and crankiness in babies. It changes the most cheerful baby on the planet into cranky, irritable and grumpy one. There are a lot of natural remedies that you can resort to that will provide relief from all the discomfort associated with teething. Keep reading to know more.
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Symptoms Of Teething In Babies

Some of the most common signs and symptoms of teething in babies include:

  • Excessive drooling
  • Swollen and bulging gums
  • Irritability and discomfort
  • Tooth visible under the gum
  • Trying to chew, bite or put anything and everything in mouth
  • Night waking
  • Refusing to eat anything
  • Pulling ears and cheeks
8 Natural Remedies For Teething Babies

There are many natural teething remedies to choose from. Here are eight natural teething remedies you can try:

    1. Using cold and pressure: This natural home remedy has been used since ages to soothe the teething pain in babies. Mothers even now consider using cold and pressure to help the baby’s aching gums. When you apply anything cold to the affected area, it numbs the area and the inflamed area soothes when pressure is applied. Here are some ways to apply cold and pressure on the gums of teething babies:
      • Chewing frozen fruits or veggies: Gnawing frozen carrot, cucumber or plum can offer some relief from the discomfort due to teething. You should not leave the child alone to avoid chocking on the piece of food.
      • Frozen cloth: Chewing Frozen washcloths put pressure and cold in the irritated gum thereby soothing it
      • Frozen bagel: Put the bagel, a Jewish bread that is available with leading bakers, in the freezer. Frozen bagel is a homemade teething ring that soothes the gums of the teething baby
      • Chilled spoon: A clean steel spoon can be chilled and given to the baby trying to bite it will help to soothe the discomfort that the baby is feeling due to teething
      • Cold chamomile facecloth: Let the baby chew on the frozen chamomile facecloth. For this, brew a cup of chamomile tea as the chamomile flower is anti-inflammatory in nature and thus soothes the inflamed gums. Soak your baby’s facecloth in this tea. The cloth should not be dripping wet. You can keep this facecloth in the freezer for some time. When the baby is showing symptoms of teething and is irritable due to teething pain, give him this cold chamomile facecloth which he can chew on to get some relief
    2. Homeopathy: This science wing has one of the best prescriptions for teething in general and for issues related to teething. For this, you have to meet a qualified homeopath as each child requires different medicine and the same medicine may not suit for all babies. Homeopathic Echinacea tincture is found to help as it numbs the irritated area and provides relief from pain
    3. Teething toys: Teething toys or teethers that come in different varieties like silver, plastic, silicon, wooden, and gel-filled teething toys help to relieve the pain and discomforts associated with teething. Freezing it before giving the baby will help to increase its effectiveness
    4. Massaging: Softly rubbing the baby’s gums with your fingers provides relief to the sore gums. This you can do whenever possible, as all that you require is a clean finger
    5. Teething biscuits: Homemade teething biscuits (recipes are available on the net) are a natural way to soothe the aching gum of teething babies. Now different brands of hard, unsweetened, cracker like teething biscuits are available in the market too

amber necklace teething

  1. Amber teething necklaces: Baltic amber jewelry, like a necklace, bracelet, or anklets are one of the popular teething remedy followed since olden days. The theory behind this remedy is that when any of this jewelry pieces is worn by the baby, the heat from baby’s body causes the Baltic amber to release a natural anti-inflammatory oil that contains succinic acid
  2. Herbal remedies: Some of the popular herbal remedies for soothing the pain associated with teething include:
    • Clove oil which has a numbing effect if applied to sore gums
    • Vanilla extract that helps to relieve inflammation of gums
    • Ginger when rubbed gently on the gums act as an anti-inflammatory
    • Mixing almond extract and water and rubbing on the gums helps to relieve pain
  3. Medicines: These include:
    • Over-the-counter pain relievers designed specifically for children can offer relief for up to four hours. The pain relievers cannot be used frequently. Therefore, reserve to be used when your baby is most irritated or to offer him a good sleep. In addition, the dosage depends on so many factors like weight and overall health of the baby. Therefore, use it according to the direction of the pediatrician
    • Oral anesthetic teething gels designed for babies give temporary relief
    • Gripe water can be given for upset stomach and gastric issues which usually accompany teething in babies

In addition to all the above remedies, continuing breastfeeding, intake of liquid vitamin D drops, giving your baby probiotics etc. will help to increase your baby’s immunity which will help in decreasing the chances of the baby developing cold, fever or stomach upsets, which are usually associated with teething in babies.
Which natural remedy did you use for providing relief to you baby from teething pain? Do share your experience in the comments section below.

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