Some babies can be very fussy when they teeth, yet others aren't affected at all. In some cases, baby's gums can become sore and swollen before a tooth breaks though. There are several ways you can try and make teething more comfortable for your baby:
GIVE YOUR BABY A TEETHING TOY
Babies gums can cause a lot of pain during teething, yet they can find that chewing teething rings can help to soothe the gums and reduce the pain.
RUBBING THE GUM YOURSELF
Baby's gums can be soothed using a clean finger. Gently rub the gum for around 2 minutes at a time.
BE THERE TO COMFORT
Babies need a lot of attention and affection when teething. Video baby monitors are useful for alerting you when your child needs your support.
EVERY BABY IS DIFFERENT...
Every baby is different, and it's important not to worry if your baby isn't teething in line with the average timeframe. It may be worth checking with your doctor if:
- If your baby develops a high fever, diarrhoea, or vomiting.
- The gums look very inflamed, blue or start to develop lumps
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