Most babies will begin to experience teething pain at around 6 months of age, and it can become quite the test for new parents. Mothers and fathers will notice that they baby will begin drooling, chewing on objects, experience tender gums as well as become more irritable than normal. Although this period during the baby's life can be quite a challenge, there are several things parents can do to help the child through this troubling time.
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A current trend in fashion is for mothers to purchase jewellery for babies. This teething cure is not actually jewellery that the child wears, but rather jewellery that the child is allowed to chew on. The jewellery is made from a high quality silicone and from colourings that is safe for the child to chew on. The jewellery is in many times safe to be washed in the dishwasher, allowing for very easy use by the parents. The idea of teething necklace or jewellery is relatively new, but has made huge waves in the child industry in recent times. It is quite likely that jewellery for babies will further increase in the coming years as more and more mothers adopt the idea and incorporate it into their own fashion.
Many parents have found success by simply gently rubbing the gums of their teething baby. You should always make sure that your finger is clean prior to doing this. The pressure from your finger can help to ease the pain that the baby is feeling. Depending on the age of the child, introducing hard foods into their diet can also help relieve the pain that they are feeling. The baby will be able to chew on the food, much in the same way that he or she will seek out hard plastic or hard items to chew on. If your child is ready for hard foods, you can begin with trying a cucumber or carrot. If you do try this approach, keep a close eye on the baby to make sure he or she does not choke on a large piece that could break off.
Make sure to clean drool from the baby as the drool can further irritate the skin. This will of course only lead to more pain for the baby. Cleaning can be done through the use of a clean cloth that can be used to dry off the baby's chin.
These strategies combined with a teething necklace will help make sure that your baby eases through the process of teething. There is no telling how long the entire process will take, but like any good parent you should do what you can to help your child through it.