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Your baby and you: Teething babies

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Inconsolable crying, enough drool to fill a bathtub, chewing on anything and everything. No I'm not talking about your new puppy, I'm talking about your miserable teething baby. Every baby goes through teething, some take it better then others. Some babies may not even fuss or cry while others can't be comforted for the pain of a tooth trying to break through.

Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot that can be done to help a baby while they are teething. There are some things to help soothe and ease the pain. Your child could teeth for a few days or up to a few months before that nagging tooth decides to make it's grand appearance. Here are a few things you can do to help the pain for your little one.

Teething Toys

There are so many teething toys out on the market. From soft gentle teethers to hard gummy teething rings. Grab a nice variety and let your baby have at it, they will naw and drool all over that thing. You can throw some of the teething toys into the freezer or fridge to cool them down, it'll act like an ice pack against your babies teeth as they chew on it.

Teething Crackers

They are round crackers that dissolve easily and will also help baby get practice with eating. They don't have much flavor but your little teether wont mind since anything they chew on will be some what of a relief on there gums.

Wet Washcloth

Wet a washcloth with cold water and let your baby suck and chew on it. Again, anything they can chew on will help the inflammation in their gums feel better.

Eventually your little one will start popping out teeth and they'll be giving you the sweetest toothy grins!



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