Calming Tips for Your Teething Baby
Somewhere around 3-6 months, your little one’s teeth will break through the buds, heralding yet another milestone in your baby’s life. If your baby is having a hard time with teething there are quite a few natural teething remedies and tips you can try to alleviate some of the pain and soreness.
Typical signs of teething
Typical signs of teething include:
- Excessive drooling
- Chewing on objects (or you!)
- Irritability or grouchiness
- Tender gums
- Slight increase in temperature
According to MayoClinic, many parents suspect that teething causes fever and diarrhea, but researchers say these symptoms aren’t indications of teething. If your baby has a rectal temperature of 100.4 F (38 C) or diarrhea, talk to the doctor.
How to help a teething baby sleep
Bedtime struggles during teething are very common for babies. Along with the standard signs of teething, your little one might also be experiencing restlessness due to the discomfort. Sometimes all they need is a little bit of distraction to redirect their attention and calm their bodies down. Try adding a white noise machine or connecting the Moshi app to a Bluetooth speaker to help soothe your little one. We’ve crafted a color noise playlist that’s perfect for teething little ones!
Teething, like many other developmental milestones, is only temporary. As difficult as it sounds, it’s important to maintain your baby’s sleep schedule during their teething period. And, either reinforce or introduce the use of self-soothing strategies such as snuggling with a stuffed animal or rubbing tags on a sensory blanket.
If you’re wondering just how long teething will last for, have a look at our blog How Long Does Teething Last? A Timeline For Parents.