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Is your baby having trouble sleeping? Is he or she struggling to eat? Does your little one seem fussier than usual? If so, he or she may be teething. Teething is generally an unpleasant experience. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help make your child comfortable. Here are a few ideas.

Distract Your Baby: Try turning on a video, giving your little one a toy, or playing with your baby. Also, giving your baby flavorful foods (preferably cool foods) can distract them from their discomfort. We recommend offering your child nutritious food, such as a chunk of watermelon or banana. If none of these recommendations prove effective, try holding your baby.

Comfort is Key: During teething, your baby will be uncomfortable. While there are several things you can to do alleviate the discomfort in their gums, there are other considerations. For example, your child will drool while teething, which could lead a rash. To stop this, we recommend wiping away drool and using a lotion.

Let Them Chew: Whether you offer your baby a teething ring or something more flavorful, biting down on an object can help break down your babies gum and make it easier for your baby’s teeth to emerge. However, if you give your baby food, we recommend that you watch them closely. A broken piece of food could present a choking threat.

If you can’t calm your child, we invite you to contact our office. If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact s soon. We are eager to hear from you soon.