In the previous blog post, your Lake Orion, MI children’s dentist suggested the top-rated teething toys for your kiddos. Today, we’ll discuss some simple at-home remedies to keep your baby as fussy-free as possible during the teething process.
For a Teething Baby, Try These Solutions
- Iced bottles. Babies already love to chew their bottles, and having a frozen one handy helps soothe their aching gums. Take a bottle and fill it with water. Then, place it in the freezer upside down to allow the water to freeze at the nipple. Once the water is completely frozen, let your baby gnaw on the nipple. Both the chewing and coolness will provide great relief to your little one’s gums.
- Teething biscuits. Hard and unsweetened, these biscuits seem more like a cracker. However, that hardness allows the baby to hold the biscuit and chew on it for a lengthy amount of time. Plus, you can make these right at home.
- Frozen baby spoon. One fool-proof method for alleviating teething pain is using a cold spoon. Your Lake Orion, MI children’s dentist suggests placing a baby spoon in the refrigerator for a few hours. Or you can leave one in the refrigerator, just in case. Then, run the spoon along their gum line to provide almost immediate relief. This method is also highly recommended by the American Dental Association.
- Use Orajel. Babies can use Orajel, too. In fact, the baby aisle usually carries Orajel made specifically for infants. When your little one is fussy from the pain, place a small dab of the gel onto the gums. This numbs their gum line to help them forget they’re even teething at all.
- Frozen bananas. Like the cold spoon or frozen bottle idea, keeping a banana in the freezer is quite handy when you have a teething baby at home. Simply peel a whole banana and allow it to freeze. Using it a banana not only makes their gums feel better, it’s a natural tasty treat, too.
Children Come First at Lake Orion Family Dentistry
For more tips and tricks to help your baby overcome teething, talk to Dr. Greenfield. As an expert children’s dentist, he can suggest methods to keep the baby as comfortable as possible as their teeth come in. To schedule an appointment with the Lake Orion, MI dentist’s practice, call (248) 693-6213. Also, visit our website for services, smile gallery, and patient forms. We happily serve patients in Clarkston, Auburn Hills, Oxford, Rochester Hills, and neighboring communities.