Soothing strategies for your teething toddler

It’s one of those inevitable milestones that toddler goes through but it’s not always easy to manage the discomfort and fussiness that comes with it. As a parent or caregiver, it’s not nice to see your little one in pain, but there are some practical ways to alleviate their discomfort and help ease their teething pains.

Warm baths for comfort: One effective way to soothe your teething toddler is by placing them in a warm bath. The warm water can have a calming effect, helping to relax their muscles and alleviate some of the discomfort associated with teething.

Gentle massage and baby oil: Post-bath, consider giving your baby a gentle massage while applying baby oil. This can aid in relaxation and may provide a distraction from the discomfort of teething.

Finger pressure for relief: Using a clean finger, apply gentle pressure on your child's sore gums. This action might help in soothing the pain, providing a momentary relief from the teething discomfort.

Chilled foods: For weaned toddlers, chilled fruits or vegetables such as cucumber or carrot can offer relief when gnawed upon. Always supervise your child to ensure safety while biting on these items.

Teething toys in the fridge: Keeping teething toys in the fridge can be beneficial. The coldness of the toys provides a numbing effect that can help soothe your toddler's gums. Alternatively, freezing a clean, wet washcloth in a bag serves a similar purpose and keeps it hygienic.

Safe chewing options: Providing a clean, sterilised teething ring or toy for your child to chew on can assist in relieving teething discomfort. The act of chewing can alleviate the pressure on their gums.

Managing dribbling: If excessive dribbling causes skin irritation or a rash, ensure to keep the area dry and apply a barrier cream to protect and soothe the skin around the mouth.

Homeopathic remedies: to alleviate teething discomfort, homeopathic remedies like Teetha® Teething Granules and Teetha® Teething Gel can be used for symptomatic relief associated with teething, including sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks, and dribbling. Always consult with a healthcare professional before introducing such products to your child.

Being there to comfort and support your teething toddler during this phase is crucial. Each child responds differently, so feel free to try various methods to find what works best for your little one.