We all know how painful it can get when your baby begins with the teething process. Teething can begin within three months or even after a year. However, the first set of teeth come in when the baby is six to seven months old. Your baby may get uneasy and uncomfortable but there can be certain measures and natural remedies that you can adapt to in order to ease their pain. Read below to find more:
Treating Teething Rash in Babies: 7 Home Remedies
Soft and cold objects to chew
It is recommended to give your baby to chew on something when they are teething as this will decrease the pain they are feeling. You can get them a rubbery or wooden object but make sure that it is clean and nontoxic. Whereas, you can give them something cold that will reduce the swelling of your baby’s gums. You can give them a cold spoon that they can suck or freeze their bottle’s nipple or can freeze a wet cloth in the refrigerator and let your baby bite on the cloth. You can also use several soft toys such as rubber ducks etc while they take a bath in the morning.
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There are different essential oils that are helpful in several ways. Some oils can be helpful to reduce the inflammation while others can help to keep your baby calm. However, at this stage your baby may oftentimes feel uncomfortable, it is better if you diffuse lavender essential oil, chamomile or vanilla oil in their rooms so that they can sleep well.
Remove the saliva
Did you know that your baby can develop rashes on the chin due to increased drooling? It is recommended to remove the saliva using a soft cloth which will prevent the chin from getting irritated. You can also apply natural products such as almond oil, shea butter, calendula, coconut oil and magnesium oil in case your baby develops rashes on the face or anywhere else.
Give a gentle massage to your baby so that they feel relaxed. You can try to distract them with various things like games, objects or just casually playing with them. There will be days when your baby will be suffering from extreme tooth pain, you can just try rubbing their back. You can gently massage their gums, cheeks, and ears if your baby allows you to do so. In other cases, you can also apply a tiny amount of clove essential oil to their gums.
Amber Teething Necklace
This necklace is worn around the baby’s neck which will reduce the pain and soreness. When the baby’s skin rubs against the necklace, a very little amount of amber’s oil seeps into their skin which will reduce inflammation an discomfort. However, it completely depends on the parents whether they want to trust its usage or not. But you will have to keep great care of your baby and should not let him/her wear it when he is out of your sight.
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Cold fruits and Veggies
Give your baby cold fruits and vegetables that are easily chewable as this will make them comfortable as well as hydrated. There is an enormous number of baby foods that you can try such as frozen banana or pineapple , cold carrots, avocado, cucumber, cold yogurt and natural applesauce. Banana is one of the best choice, you can keep it in the refrigerator and your baby can easily wrap his/her hands around it and eat i.
Aloe Vera Gel
We all know how beneficial an Aloe Vera Gel is. This can be used to treat tooth rashes as well. Just put a little of it on the tip of your finger and apply it on the gums. Make sure your hands are clean and you wash your hands before. However, do consult your doctor before you decide to use it and apply it on your baby’s skin.
When your baby is suffering from tooth rashes, it is your responsibility to keep in mind and undertake the precautions. Some of these are listed below:
- Do not offer your baby with teething biscuits that have a high sugar content, as it may result in cavities.
- Do not keep a teething ring in the freezer as it may cause damage to your baby’s gums if it gets too cold or hard.
- Don’t apply clove oil on the gums of babies who are under the age of 2 years.
- Use a gentle moisturizer to treat drool rash as this will soothe the irritated skin.
- You can also apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly over the area, it will help to prevent future rashes.
- Maintain cleanliness. Use a clean and a soft cloth that will be suitable for his/ her skin type.
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