How time flies. We are now raising 7-month-old Caird who is a drool machine! Here is the song we wrote about him. Yes he’s just sprouted his first two teeth and the teething has been a part of our lives for the last couple months. Teething is a painful process for babies and parents. Some little ones teethe for what seems like an eternity.
Here are some things that you can do for your baby during the “Teething phase.” We love soft chew toys, especially cloth ones that can be placed in the freezer to cool down those little sore gums. We have an amazing chew toy called “Sophie the Giraffe” that he just loves (we bought extras for our friends with newborns because it really works). An easy solution is a clean damp washcloth put in the freeze, or as the American Dental Association suggests a clean, cool small spoon, or even your own clean finger.
With our other kids we have had moments where the teething pain has seemed too much, and in those cases we made a visit to the pediatrician’s office, or sometimes gotten over the counter teething gel or homeopathic teething tablets to help ease the pain. If you ever get overly concerned about the length of time your baby is teething you may want to talk to your child’s dentist to get more information about the teething process. Rest assured that every baby will eventually get teeth!
This process, while long and hard, is worth the hurt and lack of sleep just to see those pretty pearly whites!