Teething can be an uncomfortable time for your baby, but the more you know about it, the more you can help your little one get relief and practice their new smile.
The teething experience can be different for every child. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about teething symptoms and remedies.
A teething gel formula that does not contain alcohol is the choice that parents are looking for when they have concerns about this ingredient or have personal reasons for not using it on their babies.
No, Bubs & Co is sugar-free.
Your baby’s first tooth may appear as early as three months or as late as a year or more. The average age is around four-six months.
If your baby was born premature, their teeth will likely take longer to start coming through.
An individual tooth will usually only cause discomfort for a few days at most, but it can take longer for some babies. The whole teething process is usually complete by the age of two to three.
Teething is associated with pain, but that’s not always the case. Younger babies may appear to suffer more from teething because they’re less used to dealing with discomfort.
The first sign of teething that many parents notice is their child being sulky and irritable. But there are more common teething symptoms to look out for, these may include:
- Increased Salivation,
- Runny Nose,
- Loss of Appetite,
- Sleep Disturbance,
- Gum Rubbing.
If your child has a few of these symptoms together, it is likely due to teething, but that may not be the only cause. Be sure to check in with your health professional if you believe your child might be unwell.
Your baby may seem more bothered by teething discomfort at night when there are fewer distractions. Teething can cause some children to wake up several times through the night.
If your child is feeling teething pain, there are many home remedies and products you can try to relieve these symptoms and soothe their aching gums. These include:
Medicated Teething Gel: Bubs & Co can be applied to the affected area to offer fast, soothing pain relief on gums.
Gum massage: Making sure your fingers are clean, gently rub the sore areas of your baby’s gums. This counter-pressure can give them some temporary relief.
Teething toys: Soft plush, plastic and rubber toys are safe for your baby to chew on and could soothe their gums.
Cold washcloth: Chill a damp, clean washcloth in the fridge or freezer and allow your child to chew on it. This can relieve some of the pressure and swelling.
Tooth decay can affect children of all ages, so it’s important to keep your child’s teeth clean. As soon as the first tooth arrives, brushing or cleaning should commence.