Parents want to be prepared and keep their baby as comfortable and happy as they possibly can when they start to teeth. This article will explain some teething tips that all parents can utilize, including how to use your Rub-a-Dent™ to sooth your baby’s precious gums.
“When will my baby get their first tooth?”
“How will I know when they start teething?”
“What should I do?”
Well, Mom and Dad, when teething begins, usually by 6 months (or sooner), you will know. Some universal signs include drooling, crying, chewing on objects and sensitive gums.
Teething Tips: What to Do
Experts know that keeping your baby’s gums cool can help. Turning your Rub-A-Dent into a soothie is a perfect way to cool gums and connect with your baby. Make a Rub-A-Dent Soothie by filling the finger space of a Rub-A-Dent with a small cold piece of a firm fruit or vegetable.
Rubbing your baby’s gums with a Rub-A-Dent filled with a chilled piece of cut carrot, banana, apple, pineapple or other firm fruit that is cut to fit the finger space will help sooth those tender gums.
Using gentle pressure, massage your baby’s gums around both the upper and lower gum line inside and out. That’s a Rub-A-Dent Soothie.
Eye contact, talking or singing with your baby with help you connect to your baby while relieving the discomfort. Soft phrases like “Mommy’s making it better” or “Daddy’s here to help” will also support and sooth your baby.
On the other hand, the Mayo Clinic advises NOT to use medications that contain benzocaine as a pain reliever. They note that “benzocaine products have been associated with methemoglobinemia.” This is a rare but serious condition that reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood.
Above all, smiling always works!