Teething can be a tricky time, particularly for first-time parents who may be unfamiliar with the symptoms. Some babies do not show many signs of teething apart from drooling and excessive chewing while others will be off form as the tooth is coming through. Sleep can be hugely interrupted for, some babies while for others, they will sleep through it all.
Mummypages have teamed up with Nelsons Teetha to offer you a handy checklist to help you recognise the signs of teething:
1. Run a clean finger gently around the inside of your baby’s mouth, can you feel a tooth bud at the surface of the gum? Or can you see a tooth pushing through?
2. Does your baby have sore and tender gums and/or flushed cheeks?
3. Is your baby showing signs of excessive dribbling and an urge to chew or bite?
4. If your baby is experiencing diarrhoea or has a temperature or if you detect bleeding of the gums or if you are worried about your baby’s symptoms consult your doctor.
Teething is a tricky time for little ones, but there are things you can do to help them through it.
Keeping a selection of teething rings in the freezer can be helpful as the cooling effect can really help relieve a baby’s hot and sore gums. When you are out and about, having a few frozen teething rings handy in a mini freeze bag can be very useful. We recommend applying Teetha® Gel onto the teething rings to saves parent’s finger being bitten!
Keep Teetha® Gel in the fridge as it has the extra soothing action of cooling the angry gums as well as helping to calm baby and reduce dribbling.
Teetha® granules and gel can be used from 3 months onwards and they can really calm baby down and reduce the unpleasant symptoms of teething. Sometimes parents find it difficult to tip the granules into the mouth of a very fractious baby so using their feeding spoon or applying it onto their dodie can be much easier. A clean finger can be another easy way to administer the granules, especially when they are younger.
For a baby who has been waking up during the night with the teething terrors, giving them some Teetha® immediately before bed can have a very calming and soothing effect, leading to a more restful sleep.
Remember baby is losing fluid if they are dribbling a lot while teething so make sure you keep them well hydrated.
For Mum’s who are still breast feeding while their baby is teething, it can be a risky business as baby sometimes cannot resist the urge to bite! It can be a good idea to give baby a dose of Teetha® before a feed to calm baby and reduce the likelihood of this happening.
Nelsons® Teetha® Teething Granules are ideal to help soothe your little one while he or she is cutting new teeth. Nelsons® Teetha® Teething Granules are a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the symptomatic relief of teething pain and the symptoms associated with teething which are sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks and dribbling. Filled into ready-dosed sachets, Nelsons® Teetha® Teething Granules allow for easy administration which is especially convenient when you are out and about • Contains Chamomilla 6c. • Always read the label. • From 3 months +
Nelsons® Teetha® Teething Gel is a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the symptomatic relief of teething pain and the symptoms associated with teething, which are sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks and dribbling. Suitable for babies from 3 months plus. This handy gel format is sugar free and easy to apply when you’re on-the-go. • Contains Chamomilla 12c, • Belladonna 12c and Aconite 12c • Always read the label.
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Nelsons® has a longstanding commitment to supplying the highest quality natural health care products and Nelsons® Teetha® is loved by parents across the world. Teetha® is the natural choice for parents and can help soothe your little one’s ailments. Available from pharmacies and health food stores nationwide. Also available from Dunnes Stores, SuperValu & Tesco. For more info please visit https://www.teetha.com/en-ie/