Haley just turned 5 months this past Monday and she’s already teething! I keep checking her mouth for a little white line, but none yet. Grady had his first tooth during his 4th month, so I’m pretty sure it’ll be soon. She’s got most of the tell tale signs of teething:
Red swollen gums or visible bumps on the gums
Pulling of the ears
Irritable or clingy behavior
Coughing due to excessive saliva build-up
I’ve been giving her extra things to chew on. She seems to prefer fabric though. Her bib, blankets, etc., and of course my fingers! I have some teething biscuits for her, but since she hasn’t started solids yet, I haven’t given her them. Earth’s Best has some more great tips for teething babies:
Offer a hard snack: giving your baby a hard snack to gnaw on can be very soothing for their growing teeth. Earth’s Best Organic® Toddler Biscuits are made from organic wheat and organic barley. Perfectly sized for little hands to hold, they are a good source of calcium and have an appealing texture for baby’s changing mouth. Firm rubber teething rings are also good choices.
Make sure to dry excessive drool: drooling during teething can lead to rashes around the mouth and neck. Use bibs, change your baby’s shirt often and dry drool as often as possible to prevent rashing.
Rub your baby’s gums: rubbing a cool washcloth on your child’s gums can provide relief. Another great tool is teething gel. Earth’s Best Organic Teething Gel is an all-natural, non-medicated and non-habit forming formula that safely comforts your baby day and night during teething. Made with only natural calming ingredients such as peppermint oil, licorice, fennel, vanilla and chamomile it does not contain benzocaine or clove oil which can cause allergic reactions or choking in infants, nor does it contain sugar or lactose.
What are your tips for teething babies? If you want to find out more about teething, be sure to visit Earth’s Best FAQ about teething!
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