Information on baby teething pain relief

Sometimes it becomes almost impossible to provide teething relief to infants. This seems to be particularly true when they are suffering from this problem the worst. There is no way to really prevent the discomfort a child can face while teething. The best you can hope for is to make the baby as comfortable as you possibly can. If there is visible swelling and drooling, then the best way to provide relief is to give the child some type of teether. Some of the best and most effective teething rings are the ones that can be refrigerated or frozen and then given to the child. The child can keep biting down on them, chewing on them and so on. The cold hardness will give the child relief. Try not to worry about the possibility that the baby could catch a cold or something at this time. This is a minor matter than can be dealt with later, once the teeth are out. Another very common problem associated with teething is that children tend to stop eating for the duration that they are teething. Apart from not eating, they may also suddenly get loose motions or begin to vomit a lot. In both cases, the best thing is to let the child have whatever they want. Please keep in mind that if you give your baby ice cream or any other cold foods at this time, then this will not cause any harm to the child. Please do so freely, especially if this is all your child wants to eat.

If there is excessive diarrhea or vomiting, then you would also need to ensure that the baby is kept hydrated or else this will become an additional problem. Electrolyte water is an excellent way to ensure that this is taken care of. It is also possible that the child may not enjoy the taste of this product. In this case, you can simply add a pinch of sugar to the water and give it to the baby. If your child feels good, you could also rub you finger gently on their gums. This is also something that can provide relief because it is believed that the gums itch terribly when a child is teething. At the same time, they are also tender because the skin is about to break open. If your child is used to a pacifier, then make sure you keep that in the fridge and then give it to the child for extra comfort.

answered by M W

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