Your baby’s first tooth is certainly a time for rejoicing-however- it also explains why your child has been a drool factory for weeks, why everything goes into the mouth, and why your child is so cranky. By the time our baby’s first tooth cuts through the gums, our baby has endured swollen, painful, inflamed gums for days and even months!
You can see more about signs of teething over here at What to Expect.
So, what is a mommy to do? Run out to the closest store and stock up on teething rings and biscuits? Spending tons of money for a few minutes of relief (for you and the baby)??? Before you run out here are a few FREE things you may want to try first:
Baby Bottle: One trick fir making baby happier during teething is to put water in a baby bottle and freeze the bottle upside down, the water will freeze in the nipple. Give it to your child when he/she gets fussy and let him chew on the cold, comforting nipple for a while.
Bagels: Refrigerate an ordinary plain bagel and use it as a teething ring.
Bananas: Stick a banana in the freezer and then let your child put the soothing sweet treat to her teeth.
Dishcloth: Put a clean wet dishcloth in the fridge and let it get nice and cold. Then let our baby gnaw away at the cloth.
Spoon: This tip is taken from the American dental Association, stick a spoon in the fridge for a few hours and then let your baby have it. The cold metal against her gums will put a smile on her face!
If you have any tips/remedies to help mommies with teething …please leave a comment!