Well, Moreaya finally got her first two teeth. I blogged about how it was taking her forever, when in actuality she was only about a month later than Big Sister, but it seemed like she was teething forever. Who knows, maybe giving her the Earth's Best Teething Biscuits is what coaxed those two little teeth out…
She actually got both of her bottom teeth within less than a week of each other – and that's all we still have! Even though she only has two little chompers, she can still put away the solids. She loves picking up her own food and wants to eat whatever I have on my plate.
Moreaya was just like Big Sister in that she really didn't show very many symptoms of teething when the teeth actually broke through. She showed the signs weeks, even a month before. I have some great info and tips for teething to share with you from Earth's Best today… and a fun giveaway for those teething babes too!
Tips for Teething
Teething is an important milestone in the life of your child! Usually occurring between the ages of 6 and 24 months, teething is the process by which baby’s teeth break through the gums, which, as it sounds, can be quite the painful experience for your child. How do you know your baby is teething? Since sometimes it’s hard for your little one to communicate exactly how they are feeling, look for some of the symptoms listed below:
- Red swollen gums or visible bumps on the gums
- Pulling of the ears
- Irritable or clingy behavior
- Coughing due to excessive saliva build-up
- Decreased appetite
Once you know your baby is in the teething process, there are several solutions you can turn to in order to ease their pain:
Offer a hard snack.
Giving your baby a hard snack to gnaw on can be very soothing for their growing teeth. Earth’s Best Organic® Toddler Biscuits are made from organic wheat and organic barley. Perfectly sized for little hands to hold, they are a good source of calcium and have an appealing texture for baby’s changing mouth. Firm rubber teething rings are also good choices.
Make sure to dry excessive drool.
Drooling during teething can lead to rashes around the mouth and neck. Use bibs, change your baby’s shirt often and dry drool as often as possible to prevent rashing.
Rub your baby’s gums.
Rubbing a cool washcloth on your child’s gums can provide relief. Another great tool is teething gel. Earth’s Best Organic Teething Gel is an all-natural, non-medicated and non-habit forming formula that safely comforts your baby day and night during teething. Made with only natural calming ingredients such as peppermint oil, licorice, fennel, vanilla and chamomile it does not contain benzocaine or clove oil which can cause allergic reactions or choking in infants, nor does it contain sugar or lactose.
Knowing that this is a new and strange process for many parents, Earth’s Best includes some frequently asked questions regarding teething on their website for you to take a look at: http://www.earthsbest.com/resources/faqs/teething.
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