Between loss of appetite and constant crying, the teething phase is a very stressful time for the mother. Watching your baby suffer so much is not easy to bear. However, there are small steps you can take to help you get through this period without feeling its effects too much. In this article, we tell you what to do for the sake of your child and yourself.
The symptoms of teething
Before offering your infant any solutions to relieve the pain, it is obviously important to know if it is really teething. The most common symptoms are: heavy salivation, loss of appetite, bad mood, regular sleep disturbances, swollen gums, intensive biting, cheeks that become red. Other children have symptoms such as fever, loose stools or diarrhoea, vomiting, runny nose. Once you notice any of these symptoms in your baby, you should take him/her to the doctor. It should be noted that in most children, the first teeth appear between four and seven months. This is the most difficult time for the child because the first teeth are the most painful.
Solutions to soothe teething
Fortunately, there are a good bunch of solutions to ease your child's suffering. In these ideas that we are going to suggest, you will probably find ones that will suit you. You can give your child a teether. This is a plastic toy that the child can play with by chewing on it. It is very soothing! A refrigerated holding ring will do very well. This is the most common method used by parents. These are rings that are placed in the refrigerator while they cool down. Once placed on the child's gums, the cold produced by the ring will calm the pain for a while. You can offer your child bread, rusks or frozen fruit, but you must take into account his age. Other solutions include popsicle sticks, soothing oils for the first teeth and more.