Teething: Tips for Soothing Sore Gums
Teething is a very trying time for parents and their babies. The Pura family has put together a list of helpful "tried-and-true" tips that we believe will ease the pain for both baby and parents. Let us know if they helped you in the comments below! 😊
- First, lightly rub your baby’s gums. (Make sure your hands are clean!) The constant soothing movement serves as a soft massage for your child's discomfort.
- Try a chilled teething ring! Place a non-toxic and clean (not liquid or gel-filled) teething ring in the fridge and let it cool. Be sure it is not too cold or frozen! The coolness of the ring will reduce the inflammation.
- If your baby has started eating solid foods, then try offering a small snack or piece of fruit to gnaw on for distraction. Keep a close eye on them for safety.
Check out what others are doing to comfort their teething infants! More tips directly from Pura customers:
- Use our very own Kiki® Silicone Travel Cover for teething! Try chilling the travel cover in the fridge for extra soothing.
- Some of our customers rub a slice of peeled ginger over their baby’s gums. The flavor may be too strong for some babies so it's possible to cause more fussing! Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory but please proceed with caution.
- When all else fails, many parents resort to offering a change of scenery. This can look like going outside for a walk or drive, giving their baby a bath, dimming the lights, and playing soft music. The distraction is likely to provide comfort and to help the child focus less on their gum pain and discomfort.