A baby who sleeps happily all night and suddenly starts waking up or having difficulty falling asleep, probably has a good reason for it. One of the most common sleep disruptions of the baby is teething. Toothache about to break through the gums will make it difficult for a baby to fall asleep and stay asleep. In addition, teething is often accompanied by congestion, making it difficult for the baby to breathe easily and even more difficult to fall asleep. The only safe cure for teething is time; Once the teeth are broken through, the sleep should be easier again. But in the meantime, there are steps that parents can take to help a baby sleep teething
. Things you will need
cold wipe, teething ring or spoon
pacifier or teething toy
baby tylenol or homeopathic medicine teething
adjustable crib, baby sleep positioner or wedge crib
1 Diagnose The Dentition As The Problem
Most babies are growing their teeth and leaving from as early as three months, until after two years of age. But if your baby is drooling at night, leaving a wet spot under your head, pulling on your ears or jaw, or has protrusions or redness of your gums visible, then teething is probably the culprit. Mild congestion and runny nose may be related to teething, but if accompanied by a fever, your baby may be sick and not just teething.
2 Use Cold To Relieve Pain.
Chewing a cold damp cloth or a frozen teething ring can numb your baby’s gums enough to help her sleep. Some babies prefer something harder like a cold spoon.
3 Test Back Pressure On The Gum.
Pressing your finger on the gum or giving your baby a pacifier or chew toy to take to bed can help relieve pain by counteracting the pressure under the gum that combines with the pressure on the gum.
4 Use A Humidifier To Relieve Congestion
Adding moisture to the air can make it easier for your congested baby to breathe and sleep.
5 Medicine Use Pain
Check with your doctor before using any medication on children. If your pediatrician approves, then a dose of Tylenol baby before bedtime may be all your baby needs to get to sleep. You can also try home remedies such as clove oil diluted in the gums or homeopathic medicine, if you prefer.
6 Raise The Baby’s Head If Possible
This will help relieve congestion. If the height of the crib is adjustable, you can raise one end and lower the other to place your baby on a slope. You can also use a baby sleep positioned designed to elevate the baby’s head or a cradle wedge designed to lift one end of the crib mattress. Never use a pillow under the baby’s head, as it can be a choking hazard.
7 Follow Your Usual Routine
but be flexible. Babies feel more secure in a family routine, so you should follow your usual bedtime routine when your little one is sticking their teeth out. However, keep in mind that the methods that normally get your child to sleep may not work when you are in pain. Be prepared to use additional comforting methods if necessary. Some babies fall asleep more easily while being breastfed, or with a bottle; Some are lullabies because it is celebrated and shook to sleep. While the baby is in the pain of teething is not the best time to sleep train it. Once the teeth have arrived and you are no longer in pain, you can return to your usual bedtime routine.