This post has been sponsored by Baby Orajel™, however all opinions are my own.
My son is teething. Just about every mom everywhere may have just heaved a sigh of empathy. I think moms may get some sort of amnesia when it comes to our babies teething because I don’t remember my daughter being this upset. He just doesn’t seem to be happy with anything.
He has been in so much pain. Low grade fevers, crying, just plain uncomfortable. Not even his sister could make him laugh, and she could always make him laugh. How do I help my little dude get through this rough time? Check out my favorite tips for dealing with teething pain!
5 Tips for Dealing with Teething Pain
I might need to take my own advice on this one. When your little one is screaming at the top of his lungs for hours at a time, you might feel like pulling your own hair out (but don’t, you won’t be happy about that once the teething has passed)! It is easy to forget in the midst of the screaming and crying (your baby that is) that he is in pain from his teeth cutting through. Take a few deep breaths, lock yourself in the bathroom for a moment if you must, and calm yourself down before returning to your baby.
Give him something cold
Whether it is a frozen washcloth, or a teething ring you’ve got from the store, something cold and even frozen will help to alleviate some of the pain from teething. My son had an “ice cream cone” that we kept in the fridge, and he got so excited when I took it out. He would chomp on that for a while, and it would numb the area.
Rub his gums
Pressure is good for tooth pain. Just make sure your finger is clean (I think that goes without saying!). Your baby is probably going to want to chomp down on your finger, so be sure you steer clear of any teeth that might already be there. We don’t want any blood shed!
Dry the drool
Teething is bad enough; you don’t want to have to deal with a secondary condition such as skin irritation from excessive drool. I keep a bib on my son while he is cutting teeth. It helps to dry the drool on his face quickly. I don’t need him having chapped skin in addition to his teething.
Baby Orajel™ Homeopathic Teething Gel
A friend suggested I try using Baby Orajel™ Homeopathic Teething Gel. I wondered what was so different, why was it homeopathic? This teething gel is free of Benzocaine, Belladonna, and Paraben. In my eyes, less is better when it comes to ingredients for teething gel. I found out that it is actually recommended for you to use Benzocaine-free teething solutions if your child is under 24 months. I was unaware of this with my first (sounds like I did things a little backwards, I’m always learning new things with my second!). That made the decision easier when deciding what kind of teething gel to use with my son in order to help relieve his pain from cutting teeth.
I know Orajel™ (don’t we all?) and trusted that it would work just like their other pain relieving products. I immediately tried Baby Orajel™ Homeopathic Teething Gel with my son. Usually, he turns his head and tries to get away from the taste of the typical gel, but he didn’t seem to mind this one. Bonus! I was able to enjoy my sweet baby boy again, and he was able to play and laugh and do things other than be in pain from cutting teeth. My daughter was able to play with him and make him laugh, so she was happy again too!
I’m thankful for Baby Orajel™ right now for creating something like their Homeopathic Teething Gel that is helpful and not chemically harmful to my baby and allowing all of us to enjoy him again! Not much is worse than when your child is in pain and there is little you can do.
If you have a teething tot at home, use these tips and Baby Orajel™ Homeopathic Teething Gel to ease the pain! These tips for getting rid of teething pain may help make the time a little less stressful. Definitely go out and get some Baby Orajel™ Homeopathic Teething Gel! It is meant for those babies under 24 months (just like my little dude). While you are there, you should also check out their tooth and gum cleansers. Baby Orajel™ Elmo Tooth & Gum Cleansers comes with either a finger brush or a toothbrush (which is what I use now that he’s got 6 teeth!). You will find them pretty much anywhere you shop for your tooth care products.
Do you have any other great tips or advice for getting through teething with your baby? Share in the comments!