How I Dealt with My Teething Baby

Motherhood is an adventurous journey. It comes with lots of magnificent experiences starting from your baby’s first touch, first smile, first walk, first word, etc. Everything is so special about your baby and so is your baby’s first set of teeth.

Most babies begin to teethe between 4-7 month, but some may start later. Teething is a very painful process for babies. Since every baby is different, so as their experiences of teething. Some of the most common symptoms of teething are:
  • Drooling
  • Teething Rash
  • Coughing
  • Biting
  • Crying
  • Irritability
  • Refusing to Eat
  • Night Waking
  • Diarrhoea
  • Ear Pulling
Your baby may experience some or none of these symptoms.
My baby started teething around 6 months of age and the very first sign of teething that I noticed in my son was excessive drooling which was followed by rashes around his mouth after some days.
Being a first-time mother, I was clueless. Soon, he started becoming fussy and cranky, getting up at night and crying. He started showing disinterest in taking feeds and it made me anxious. I needed to act promptly and so I researched about it and discussed this with my paediatrician. Here are a few tips that are based on my personal experiences and which worked for me.
  • The first thing that I did was to give more skin to skin and cuddle time to my son. It made him feel comfortable and then he was not that fussy.
  • Next, I started giving him more playtime with me. It distracted him from the pain of teething.
  • I also started giving a homoeopathic medicine which was suggested by my doctor. It is a wonderful remedy for teething.
  • Apart from that, I also made sure that he was wearing a soft cotton bib at al times to prevent his chest from getting wet due to excessive drooling. I used to wipe away any drool from his mouth to prevent mouth rashes.
  • Another thing that worked for me was massaging his gums with a cold metal spoon. The chilled spoon helped him in dealing with pain. Trust me it was better than any of the teethers he had.
  • Lastly, focus on lots of love and care that every mother gives to her baby. Nothing can beat the love of a mother.
So, to all the moms out there, here is my experience of dealing with a teething baby. Now, my son is 1 year old and the day I started following these tips, his teething process became very smooth. He has not faced any teething related problems since then and I hope he will not face them in future.

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