Having a teething toddler in your home can be a great source of stress! When toddlers are teething, they are in pain and don’t understand why. It can be a very frustrating time for everyone.
Many times parents it can take a few days for parents to realize that their toddler is indeed teething! Here are some signs you can look for: Does your child seem unusually irritable? Are they running a high-grade fever, excessively drooling, or have diarrhea? You may also notice a decrease in appetite and lack of sleep. (possibly for you and the baby lol 🙂 ). If you are dealing with any of these issues your child may be teething, but if you are unsure, please consult a doctor.
Here are five ways you can soothe your teething toddler:
1) Wet a washcloth and place it in the freezer for 10 minutes. Allow your toddler to chew/gum the cold washcloth. Not only will this curb your child’s need to chew but the coolness from the cloth can numb and ease the pain.
2)Smart Mom Teething Bling Necklace This is a lifesaver for moms who are on the go!
3)Hylands Teething Tablets Unlike other products on the market, these tablets are all natural! I prefer these over Tylenol and other medications or pain relievers (like Orajel)
4)Razbaby RaZberry Teether This BPA-free pacifier/teether is great for toddlers who are still using a pacifier! I would not recommend this for parents who have already weaned their toddler from the pacifier. Want to break the pacifier habit? Read our hilarious journey in ending pacifier use!
5) Try to keep your toddlers face dry. Remember to pack extra washcloths or burp pads for your little sweetie’s face. Sometimes when a toddler is teething, they can get a rash from the excessive drooling. A sore face is only going to make for a crankier teether!
Don’t forget to cuddle your toddler and tell them just how special they are to you. Try to keep your frustration under control. This is a hard and trying time for parents but remember to remain compassionate towards your hurting toddler. It won’t last forever!
What have you done to help your teething toddler?
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