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If your baby is normally a great sleeper and a happy baby, but then one night keeps waking up and is extra fussy during the day, you’re probably wondering: what is going on? They may be experiencing being tired, teething, having an upset stomach.
Teething is something that all babies will experience and conquer. This blog post will help you know what symptoms to watch out for and how to comfort your little one when they are teething.
Most babies get their first tooth between 4-7 months, but every child is different. If your child is 10 months and doesn’t have a tooth yet, that’s okay. I wouldn’t worry unless his or her pediatrician has a concern. All children are different.
It is honestly difficult to tell teething symptoms at times, as these symptoms can also apply to other things that may be going on.
- Chewing on things more than usual
- Fussier than usual
- Grabbing ears
- Not eating as much
- Sleeping more than normal
- Trying to bite, chew, and suck on anything and everything
- Tooth is visible in the gum
- Rubbing face a lot
These are not all symptoms of teething to look out for, but these are some of the main ones.
Things that may help soothe a teething baby
1) Wubbanub. This is a teething toy your child can easily hold onto while they suck on a soothing pacifier. I use this for my daughter because it soothes her! She absolutely loves it!
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2) Baby Num-Nums. These are teething biscuits that you can purchase at most grocery stores. I definitely can recommend them if you have a teething baby and they’re at that age to be able to have baby foods!
3) Frozen waffles. Something cold on the gums is always something that can provide relief, but it also feels so good on the gums.
4) Teething toys. You can purchase teething rings & other teething toys at Walmart, Target, Carter’s, Amazon, etc. They are very helpful, especially if your baby likes holding onto things.
-Sofia the Giraffe: https://amzn.to/2H2nQsy
5) Cold rag. Giving your child a cold rag to bite on can provide some relief. Putting a bit of chamomile on it can help, as well! While putting chamomile on it may help with the teething, it can also help relax your child.
These are just some of my personal tips!
I hope this helps a little bit!