Here’s a quick round up of some things you could try with your little one…
Sometimes sucking can be painful when teething as blood rushes to swollen areas making them even more painful, but some babies do find chewing on a soft teat comforting
Teething babies want to get their little mouths chomping on just about everything. From traditional keyring teether rattles to baby-friendly jewellery, there’s a vast array of teethers available to soothe both baby and parents angst!
Key product features to look out for:
- Textured surfaces to massage gums
- Hard & soft surfaces for chewing on
- Channel for holding teething gels
- Water-filled chamber can be cooled in the fridge and used to soothe tender gums
- Designs for different teething stages: first teeth, front molars then back molars
- Easy for little hands to hold
- BPA free, PVC and Phthalate-free
- Dishwasher safe
- Fridge vs freezer cooling recommendations
- Ring lock designs to prevent parts falling off and becoming choking hazards
There are many teething toys on the market, allowing baby to have access to these will be perfect for them to gnaw on, relieving pain and also will entertain and teach them at the same time. Toys can feature different colours, sounds and movement such as rattles, beads, crinkles and mirrors. These all help distract baby from teething pains and help stimulate baby’s interest and development. Most teething toys shouldn’t be dunked in water to clean them, instead wipe down with a wet cloth.