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Remedies For Toddler Teething

Constant drooling, gnawing, irritability, diarrhea, rashes and fever are symptoms of teething. This can be a painful time both for you and your toddler.  Not knowing when it began, how long it will last and how much pain he is going through makes it even more difficult to face. Thankfully, there are easy ways you can do to help reduce your toddler’s pain and misery.

Generally, toddler teething takes place before your little one shows any signs of teeth growing. Thus, it is essential to keep an eye out and exercise precautions to make sure your toddler is as comfortable as he can possibly be.

Massage Gums

If your toddler allows you, massage his aching gums using your clean finger. It is best to do this twice a day (after he takes his bath in the morning and evening). For 2 minutes, vaguely put pressure and gently massage his gums. Most toddlers enjoy this teething remedy as it helps relieve the pain.

Use Teething Toys

Teething toys are rubberized making them flexible yet hard enough for your toddler to nibble on. Get him a teething toy with an appealing color and design. You can easily choose from the different brands available in the market. However, make sure you stay away from teething toys that have phthalates which can endanger your little tot’s health.

Give Solid and Frozen Foods

At this point, solid foods help alleviate his discomfort. Teething biscuits or a bagel are hard foods can pacify the pain. Carrots and baked potatoes cut into thin slices are prefect examples of solid foods he can munch on. Letting him eat crackers is good too. Frozen or chilled foods are also a good remedy for comforting your teething toddler. Try chilling yogurt, mashed bananas, pureed apples or mangoes cut into cube sizes into the freezer for a couple of minutes. These cold slushy foods provide numbness and can soothe his swollen gums. Plus, they are more appetizing to eat when served cold.

Wash The Area of The Mouth

A washcloth that is dipped into lukewarm water or stored in the freezer for 15 to 30 minutes can also minimize the ache in his gums. You can either let your toddler chew on the washcloth or place it in the area where his gums are swelling. This is a very easy to do and inexpensive teething remedy that helps lessen your toddler’s pain instantly. In order to see what works best for your child, try different degrees of coldness and hotness.

Rub Topical Pain Relief

If he is drooling, wipe the area with a clean cloth. Never rub it into your toddler’s face as this will only trigger more reaction. After which, you can apply petroleum jelly on his chin to help shield his skin from further infection. Another option is to use topical gum gel which you can buy over the counter. Just rub a pea sized amount into his gums to keep it numb.


Acetaminophen is a pain reliever for teething toddlers. A small dosage is enough to lighten the swelling. But, be sure to consult with his doctor for proper prescription and to check for possible allergic reactions.

Maximize Cuddle Time

Embrace, kiss, pat, and talk to your toddler. Cuddles can soothe your toddler’s temper tantrums. Tend to your toddler more than you usually do as he might only be seeking for more attention.

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