It’s easy to get distracted by all the gorgeous designs and new colours but how do you recognise teething symptoms in babies and do our teething products really help?
The teething stage is a very important part of babies physical development but also their emotional development. How they develop coping mechanisms and learn to comfort themselves.
So what’s going on… technically speaking babies can begin teething from 3 months to 36 months, each tooth (or pair of teeth) should only cause trouble 5 days before ‘eruption’ and 3 days after. That’s what the books tell us, but us mums who have been through it know it isn’t always so smooth or predictable.
The Main teething symptoms in babies you will notice are as follows, your baby may only show signs of a few of these symptoms or may have many of the following:
- Their gum are sore and red where the tooth is coming through
- More chewing and biting down on things
- General frustration
- They have a mild temperature increase
- Your baby will dribble and drool a lot more
- They have a rash on their face
- They may rub their ears
- The last teething symptom is that their sleep may be disturbed
- Flush cheeks
How can we help? Aside from round the clock cuddles our teething products can help with teething symptoms in babies. Babies can learn to self sooth and they also provide a lot of comfort too little ones.
- Multiple teething surfaces offer different kinds of relief from; silicone, to wood, to muslin. I would recommend a rattle with the best of both worlds silicone and wood.
- Place a silicone teether like our cloud and stars in the fridge for up to 30 minutes before giving them too your little one to cool gums.
- Teething rattles provide stimulation and support fine motor skills.
- Dummy clips keep little ones soother near by.
- Teething Necklaces keep biting where it should be whilst your snuggling keeping them entertained while feeding to save your nipples.
- Keep a muslin to hand for extra dribble and prevent irritation.
- Teething gel can be popped on to silicone teethers also.
- The last but certainly not least dribble mouths tend to come with sore bums, sudocrean for the win!
I hope this blog post on how to recognise teething symptoms in babies was super helpful. I you would like more help with choosing the right product for your baby then please email us here. And Happy teething x