How to calm down a teething baby


The task at hand when the baby starts teething or is about to is to devise how to calm it down. Advice can be given by anyone, but what is important is whom you want to adhere to, after all it is the apple of your eye concerned here. Try the methods mentioned and be a judge for yourself because no one is a better one for your baby. The symptoms of teething usually start occurring two to three months before the actual teething commences. And recognizing these very symptoms is the best first step towards understanding your baby's pain and anxiety. The indications are generally of the following nature:
1 Excessive drooling.
2 Surfeit cough due to the heavy-duty saliva excretion.
3 A rash due to the drooling.
4 The baby starts chewing anything and everything within its reach.
5 The gums often become sensitive and swelled up long before the actual teething starts.
6 The infant may develop flushed cheeks.
7 The baby looses his appetite and refuses to eat even after long intervals.
8 Mood swings form an integral and most high alert symptom before teething starts. This will include crying time and again more than regular times, rubbing cheeks over and over again and pulling one's own ears.

What is to be done

What you can start doing is as many times as you can moisten your finger with cold water and massage the babies gums. Best timing for this exercise is when the baby is about to sleep, it will provide with a calming effect overall. Another valuable tip is to put a cotton cloth between the baby's bed and his cheeks to soak up the drool at night. This will prevent rashes if any and will also disturb the baby less in sleep. Since the baby will always be on the look out for whatever is at hand to chew and gnaw at, it is better to keep different shapes and sizes of teething toys in and around the baby's reach. If you do not trust the market made teething toys, make one at home without much efforts!! Just take a wet cloth and twist it and put it in the refrigerator or freezer. Many of the folks also like to dip the wet washcloth in chamomile tea, which is a kind of herbal tea famous for its serene effect and put it in the freezer. When the bay feels like gnawing just hand it over to him.

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