Hey all, today our post is on ‘Teething‘ of the babies. 9 out of 10 babies face a lot of problems during teething. Today we will be telling you how to make the process easy and how to minimize the problems during this stage.
Teething is the stage in which the baby starts getting pearly teeth. Although it is a natural process, also accompanies some discomforts with it. Let us know this.
Signs and Symptoms of Teething:
Commonly baby starts getting teeth after 7 months of age. Although it differs in every baby, some get very faster whereas some develop teeth later on.
Now we will be telling you how to check that the baby has started teething.
- Fussy eating
- Willing to bite something
- Sucking of the finger and everything around them
- Rubbing of face and ears
Discomforts related to teething:
Many kids develop some of the problems and discomforts during the teething period. Some of them are listed below-
- Diarrhea and loose motions
- Stomach gas
- Sore Gums
- Irritation in gums
- Loss of appetite etc
Is it good to give allopathic medicines to ease the discomforts?
As we said, teething is a natural process and it should be kept natural. However, many parents for the instant relief and cure of issues, they prefer certain gels, medicines, drops etc.
We must know that teething should be kept natural. Offering medicines may cure the discomforts for some time but may adhere to the natural growth of the baby in future references.
However, we can use some home remedies and herbal ones to minimize the discomforts.
Does every baby get discomforts while getting teeth?
All babies are different! 8 out of 10 babies develops issues, whereas some find teething process normal and without any discomfort.
Natural Teething remedies for happy teething:
For my baby, I tried all these following listed remedies. I must say, these really works if you follow it in the correct sequence and taking care of baby’s diet and lifestyle too.
These are free from any artificial things and you can try it freely.
1. Massage the gums with honey–
Massaging the tender gums with hones becomes very useful not only to minimize but also to prevent the discomforts. This works, only if you start the massage early, like from 4-5 months of age.
- For this get unfiltered and natural honey. Clean your hands properly and take 2 drops of honey on your index finger.
- Apply and massage on the upper and lower gums. Do this twice a day.
For me it really worked, touch wood, but this made the teething so easy in my baby that I didn’t know when he got his cute and pearl teeth. If your baby is also 4 or 5 months, then start using it right now.
If he/she is 6 then still you can start, it may give little fewer results as you have started it little late.
2. Gripe water-
Gripe water is a very good thing when it comes about teeth eruption in babies. Even doctors too suggest using this while teething. It helps to prevent colic, stomach gas, and constipation; which are very common during teething.
Personally, I used Woodward gripe water for my son when he was in his teething period. Not just in, I use it once in a while in order to keep the digestion well and okay.
3. Teethers and sticks of Carrots and Cucumbers-
While the baby is getting teeth, he/she wants to chew and bite something always. In addition, they get sore gums which irritates a lot. In this teethers helps a lot.
You can use medical-grade silicone teethers of good brands. Give these to your baby to chew, you can also use water-filled and frozen ones too, these will cure the sore gums effectively.
For eased and happy teeth, you can gently massage the gums o the baby on a regular basis. Also, press all the points of foot and hands, it is reflexology therapy.
As a parent, we will never want our little cuties to get any type of pain. Hope you found the post useful. In any type o question of queries, do comment and ask.
Take care and live well!
She is a learner and health conscious person. She is always interested in seeking knowledge regarding Ayurveda, herbal medicine and Yoga to cure any health ailments naturally.
She holds a Bachelor Degree in Alternative Medicine and interested in Naturopathy.