Home Remedies For Teething

Home Remedies For Teething

13 Jun 2022 | 3 min Read

Sayani Basu

Author | 342 Articles

Teething is the normal process of your baby’s primary teeth erupting through their gums. Your baby might begin to show signs of teething as early as three months of age.

Most of them get their first tooth between four and seven months. Usually teeth begin to appear in the bottom middle of the mouth, top middle, and then at the back of the mouth. Most of the kids have all of their primary teeth by three years.

As teeth push up through the gums, the little one might experience pain and discomfort. You’ll also notice they are very drooly and want to chew on things as these relieve the pressure of the teeth coming in.

The good news is that there are some home remedies for teething. Read on to know more.

Home Remedies For Teething

Here are some of the tried and tested home remedies for teething:

  1. Breastmilk: Breastmilk can help calm your baby’s sore gums. You can pour a few drops of your breast milk into an ice tray and freeze.

Once frozen, you can break the ice cubes into smaller bites and offer them in a teething mesh or baby feeder.

The sucking action of the little one while breastfeeding can provide relief to the teething pain. | Image Source: pexels 

Nursing can also offer some relief as the sucking action might relieve pressure on your baby’s gums.

  1. Massage: When your baby’s teeth emerge, tension can build up along the jaw that can create pain. This pain travels from the mouth up to the ears.

You can try giving your baby a gentle facial massage that can help reduce pain and irritation often caused by teething.

Begin by massaging with the pads of your fingertips along your baby’s chin or above the top lip and slowly move your hands to the cheeks.

Place a spoon in the fridge for cooling down and then put it in your baby’s mouth for relieving the teething pain. | Image Source: pixabay

  1. Slide your baby a spoon: Place a spoon in the fridge for a few hours and then put it in your little one’s mouth.

The cold metal against your baby’s gums can provide relief to the pain and discomfort.

  1. Iced towel: You can place a small piece of sterilised soft cloth or hand towel in the freezer. Once the cloth has cooled a little, let your baby chew on it.

This will numb the gums and help ease the inflammation.

  1. Silicone teething jewellery. You can purchase necklaces and bracelets made of silicone, rubber, or plastic that are specifically designed for your baby to chew on.

However, you should be very careful as these pose choking and strangulation risks. Hence, it is advisable to supervise your baby when they are chewing the teething jewellery.

  1. Your clean finger: One of the best and oldest of natural teething remedies is the mum’s clean finger.

After washing your hands, you can rub your fingers across your child’s sore gums. This can help relieve tension and pain.

While there’s a host of teething remedies, it is recommended to check with your paediatrician for the best advice on how to soothe your child’s teething woes.

It generally takes three to four days for a tooth to erupt and symptoms to subside until the next tooth comes in!

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