What helps against teething pain and sleepless nights? With dark eye shadows, you make nocturnal rounds, have pulled all distraction maneuvers out of the bag of tricks, but your baby is not in a good mood and is tormented. Also on the day your otherwise so happy Wonneproppen is in a bad mood and whiny. The best place on earth at any time: Mama’s arm …
When the first teeth come, it can sometimes be uncomfortable for both child and mom, because until the first little white peeks out, the teething of your baby can hurt quite a bit. Sure, you have to go through. But what kind of helpers are there to relieve babies’ teething pain, so that you both get through this time well? And how do you realize that it really is the first teeth that annoy your baby so much?
How Can I Tell If My Baby Is Teething?
Sometimes it’s not so easy to see what your baby is missing right now. Is it really the teething, or is there an infection? In order to help your baby it is important to correctly interpret the symptoms.
Twenty teeth are laid out for babies, who come gradually from the 6th month – sometimes even earlier. However, some babies still smile until the 10th month or even the 11th month lovingly toothless. Some children get their teeth along the way. The teeth are suddenly there, without nights, pain and crying. But many babies start teething a lot.
Symptoms Of the Tooth
These typical symptoms can occur in different degrees:
- Your baby wants to chew on something all the time. Objects in reach, fingers or just the whole of the fist migrate into the mouth.
- A pretty sure indication: salivation – the saliva flows and flows and it gets pretty wet. The skin around the mouth can be sore by the saliva.
- When teething, the gums can swell slightly, is reddish and sensitive.
- The cheeks are red and feel hot.
- Your baby is restless and ill-tempered. At night it sleeps badly.
- Your baby has less appetite and does not eat as well as usual.
- Your baby is very affectionate and would like to be worn all the time.
Fever, diarrhea or a sore butt can be added while teething. Since these are not typical side effects when teething, it can also be a parallel occurring infection. During teething, your baby may be more prone to illness. For persistent and strong symptoms you should go with your baby to the pediatrician.
How Can I Make Teething Easy For My Baby?
Cool, cool, cool and chew: The breaking of the teeth presses, itches and irritates the gums. Back pressure through chewing gives your baby relief and acts like a massage. Cooling will do your baby good, because it has a decongestant and anti-inflammatory. Good combination: Teething rings that are filled with cooling gel or water and additionally cool. This has a decongestant on irritated gums. Pay attention to the teething ring on pollutant-free material. You can also occasionally offer your baby a piece of chilled cucumber or hard crust bark for chewing. A welcome change for your child, but always under supervision, so it will not be swallowed. If your baby likes it soft, a cold, damp washcloth is a variant.
Keep well dry with increased salivation during teething: scarves are an essential accessory, so you do not have to change your body all the time.
For miraculous skin around the mouth helps a baby cream, for example, with zinc or calendula.
Gentle massage: With clean fingers or a finger toothbrush you can easily massage the gums of your baby and relieve the pain. Your baby will already show you if he likes it. During the massage, you can also apply unsweetened chamomile tea or sage tea, which relieves the pain of inflamed gums.
Help from homeopathy: Globuli can support Teething, are well tolerated and have virtually no side effects. For this you can get advice from your midwife, naturopath or pediatrician with homeopathic training and have the globules individually tailored to the needs of the child.
Teeth gels cool, quench the pain and have an anti-inflammatory and wound healing effect. It is available on a purely plant basis with chamomile, sage or carnation. The gel should be sugar-free and alcohol-free as well as gluten- and lactose-free. Some gels contain a local anesthetic, which stuns the painful areas in the short term. If you have concerns, you can consult with your doctor.
If nothing works and your baby torments, you can also think about giving medication to your child. Here you should seek the advice of the pediatrician and weigh the need.