Every teething journey is different. We’ve been experiencing some of the worst times with teething lately. Grisly days, loss of appetite and high temperatures require lots of cuddles and attention.
This can be hard on the whole family, managing childcare, work, and the running of the household. It can be frustrating, and sometimes you second guess that you are doing the right thing. Does bub need pain relief? How are you getting all the things done around the house when bub wants to be cuddled? It's tough, but you are not alone. Some days you need to sit back, cuddle bub and rest together. The washing can wait.
Some signs of teething include:
* Swollen Gums
* Flushed Cheeks
* Constant Chewing
* Mild Temperature
Here are some tips for supporting your little one through teething.
* Gently rub your little one’s gums with your finger
* Give bub a clean cold washcloth to chew
* Keep silicone teethers cooled in the fridge, give to bub to chew when needed.
* Give bubs lots of cuddles
* Keep a cool water bottle handy and make sure bub has lots of fluid
* Distract bub with stories and games
* Let bub chew on yoghurt or fruit frozen icy pole
* Use a feeder teether with fresh frozen fruit
* Extra milk is okay if bub isn't hungry
* Change nappies regularly to avoid nappy rash
Image: featuring We Might Be Tiny Rabbit Teether