5 of our favorite tips to survive teething
Sure, that first tooth looks super cute, but getting there isn’t all smiles. Sleepless nights, early mornings, lots of tears…for both of you. Here are some of our favorite tips to help you, your baby and your nursery survive teething. Because baby’s first tooth, definitely won’t be their last.
1. Prepare yourself
No one likes to see their child in pain. But, there is a very good chance your baby is going to experience discomfort when they get their first tooth. Expect irritability, sleeplessness and tears. You will both get through it.
2. Protect your baby, save your crib
A teething baby will chew on anything and everything, including their crib. Chewing on their crib rails can be harmful to both your baby and crib. Trend Lab CribWrap® Rail Covers are a great way to protect your baby and save your crib. These soft, machine washable, waterproof rail covers are easy to install and will prevent baby from using the crib rail as a teether.
3. The freezer is your friend
Pacifiers, teethers, towels, yogurt tubes, fruit for a silicone feeder…try putting them in the freezer. Cold feels great on a teething babies gums. It’s a relief any time of the day, but if your teething baby isn’t eating well, try before meal time to soothe gums before feeding.
4. Open up the medicine cabinet
Most parents don’t want to give their child medicine unnecessarily. It’s fine for a fever or after vaccinations, but for teething? Confirm the dose with your doctor, but don’t be afraid to give your child a pain reliever to help ease discomfort and get some sleep.
5. Expand your massage skills
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush or your finger to gently massage your baby’s gums. Your loving touch will not only comfort your little one but will help counteract the pressure coming from the tooth below.
Good luck! Don’t forget to capture that first tooth moment on Tinybeans.