One common problem that parents faced is that there is no set schedule for tooth development. When your child is starting to go through a teething stage, this can be a very frightful time for children because they are not old enough to understand what is happening, and yet they have that feeling something is growing in their mouth. You and your child can become uncomfortable, frustrated and sleepless during this inevitable transformation.
If you are planning for this or going through this, you can check out the 5 products below that will help make teething easier for your baby, and for mom and dad as well.
1 – Teething Toys
You can do a search for “teething toys” in Amazon.com and you will get a seemingly endless supply of options. There are teething toys in every imaginable size, shape, color and texture (as seen above). You will encounter plastic and silicone toys. Silicone teething toys are usually very thick. This keeps your child’s constant chewing from ripping and tearing them. Some plastic teethers are made so you can add liquid and cool the toy in your refrigerator for gum pain comfort.
2 – Chewable Necklace
A few innovative manufacturers have designed chewable necklaces (like the one above) for your teething baby. It works exactly as it sounds. Attractive necklaces also double as teethers for baby, with this convenient design meaning you will not be constantly picking your child’s teething toy up off the floor.
3 – Teething Gel
Orajel, like the one above, makes popular teething gel. They reduce the sensitivity of your baby’s gums, and can be applied as frequently as needed. Since this is a localized pain treatment, you don’t run the risk of side effects by having to work through your child’s system to take effect.
4 – Combination Teether/Pacifier
This is a really neat product especially if your child is already used to sucking on a pacifier. This special type of binky is also made out of more durable material than a standard pacifier.
5 – Teething Biscuits
These teething biscuits can keep your child gnawing and chewing and they are available in several different flavors. Unlike normal biscuits, they don’t break apart while your child chews them. They slowly dissolve so as not to deliver a choking hazard.