Is it teething time for your little one?
Teething – what to do when the 1st tooth appears
When the first tooth does eventually cut through the gum there will also be the added worry of how to care for the new tooth!
 
So how do you look after a new tooth whilst your baby is still teething?
  • You can start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they come through. Don’t worry if you don’t manage to brush much at first, the important thing is to get your baby used to brushing their teeth as part of their daily routine.
  • You can help by setting a good example and letting them see you brushing your own teeth. Not all children like having their teeth brushed, so you may have to keep trying. You could try and make it into a game. Perseverance is the key!
  • Use a tiny smear of toothpaste for babies and toddlers up to age three, and a pea-sized amount for children aged three to six years. The easiest way to brush a baby’s teeth is to sit them on your knee with their head resting against your chest. With an older child, stand behind them and tilt their head upwards.
  • Brush the teeth in small circles covering all the surfaces and let your child spit the toothpaste out afterwards. Rinsing with water has been found to reduce the benefit of fluoride.
  • Gradually start brushing your child’s teeth more thoroughly, covering all the surfaces of the teeth. Do it at least twice a day: just before bed and at another time that fits in with your routine.
  • Supervise brushing to make sure your child gets the right amount of toothpaste and they are not eating or licking toothpaste from the tube.
  • Carry on helping your child brush their teeth until you’re sure they can do it well enough themselves. This will normally be from the age of seven.
How to ease the pain?
 
As the teething process can go on for up to 18 months, many parents favour products that are gentle - just like Nelsons® Teetha®, the natural choice for parents.
 
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 and SuperValu. For more info please visit www.teetha.ie

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