All babies respond to teething differently. With some babies you don’t know they’re teething until you notice teeth in their mouth. This was the case with our first. Other babies have a difficult time with teething. These babies get noticeably fussy, drool a lot, sport bright red cheeks and occasional have a low grade fever. This was babies number two and three.
Breastmilk. If you are able to breastfeed your little one try offering breastmilk more often. Breastmilk has a pain reducing effect on babies that is becoming more well known. Also, if you notice that your baby is waking up more at night while teething, don’t despair, it will pass and breastmilk might help your baby fall back asleep more quickly.
A Baltic Amber teething necklace. Baltic amber is a natural resin that releases a substance known as succinic acid when warmed by the skin. Succinic acid helps reduce pain and inflammation and can be really helpful for teething babies. I have used Baltic amber necklaces for Sweetpea and Teddy. At first I was sceptical, but the necklace really seems to help sooth the pain that comes with teething and other ailments. Be sure to order a Baltic amber necklace from a reputable seller to ensure you’re getting the authentic stuff.
A wet washcloth. Wet a clean washcloth with cold water and give it to your teething baby. The cool cloth will help sooth the baby’s gums while giving him (or her) something to chomp on. You could even put it in the freezer for up to thirty minutes to give it a bit more chill.