Faye is 6.5 months old now and I have my suspicions that she is starting to teeth. If you look at any of the teething charts that tell you the order and time frame of babies cutting their milk teeth you will see that the bottom two are scheduled to arrive first and around the 6-10 month mark. Aiden got his bottom teeth at 7.5 months and all his rest on the early side too so I have been on high alert since Faye suddenly bit down on my nipple whilst nursing a few weeks ago.
Along with the biting, which was pretty to the point (see what I did there? Ah Mum humour / haven’t spoken to another adult in days humour) there have also been other tell tale teething signs. Anything and everything is going in her mouth and getting a good chewing. You can see how tough her gums have become, with noticeable teeth shapes lurking just out of sight but definitely there ready to reduce my sleep even more any day now! And my favourite of all, my lovely totally chilled little girl is on occasion (read most days last week) turning into a total grumpus, and waking all night long to comfort feed / chew on me.
Well we’ve gone through teething before with Aiden and came out the other end so know it can be done. Truth be told and in hindsight, Aiden never was too badly affected by teething. They always came two at a time and sometimes four all together so he would have a few troublesome days and then be done for a while. I have a sneaking suspicion though that my girl is not going to be so relaxed about it. So when we noticed a change in her mood and the other symptoms a few weeks ago Keith and I agreed we would only give her Calpol if she was running a temperature, screaming in agony or we could see the tooth breaking through. As none of these things had happened Keith decided to pop the shops and pick up some Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules. We had used these a LOT with Aiden because we couldn’t stand the thought of him ever being in pain and they really brought him fast and effective relief with every new tooth.
There are two things worth noting about using Nelsons Granules with our second child. Firstly, it turns out not all babies will like the trying them part. Both my kids were exclusively breastfed till 6 month before they began baby-led weaning and continued breastfeeding. Aiden was always up for trying any medicine and any new taste even before solids. To this day he is crazy for cough medicine and his daily vitamins. Faye appears to be a purest and is all about the breast milk. As such we had to wrestle with her to get the granules in that first week. When they did make it into her mouth however she was happy as anything checking out the new texture and taste. We have since figured out she hates the surprise attack approach and is much happier slowly taking them from a spoon.
The second thing worth noting is that for both my kids, these granules have worked an absolute treat! They are extremely fast working and we have noticed both the kids appear calmer and in less pain within ten minutes of taking them every single time. You can take them up to every two hours, six times a day and with them being a homeopathic product I personally feel much better about giving them to my children. We are big fans and users of Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules and other Nelsons products actually in this household so I was extremely pleased when they offered to share some of their knowledge on the subject of teething that they have amassed having been in the business since 1860! That is a lot more knowledge than my two years experience so over to them.
Snap, snap, snap. Has your cuddly and friendly tot been transformed into a grumpy little teething monster? Sometimes teething can make your baby more grizzly and fussy than normal but how can you check to make sure?
Firstly, you can check if there are any actual teeth emerging through the gums by running a clean finger along the gum lines to feel for any small ridges. The most common signs of teething can include dribbling, red cheeks, swollen or sensitive gums and lots of biting and chewing.
Although a milestone, teething can cause discomfort for baby which can be stressful for parents, with a recent study by Nelsons Teetha even revealing that over a third
(39%) of parents state that it’s the most distressing ailment for parents[i]
Teething tots and their parents will all need some help to provide relief from new and emerging teeth.
Nelsons Teetha gives some handy hints to help soothe a teething baby:
- Try putting your little one into a warm bath to help calm them down. After the bath give your baby a gently massage while rubbing baby oil on them.
- Keep teething toys in the fridge to help soothe gums. The coldness of the teething toy provides a numbing effect. You could also wet a clean washcloth and freeze it in a plastic bag to keep it
- Run a clean finger very gently over sore gums, the gentle pressure might help soothe the pain.
- Try giving your little one a product like Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules which can help relieve the symptoms associated with teething.
To help relieve your baby’s teething symptoms you could try Nelsons® Teetha® Teething Granules, a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the symptomatic relief of teething pain and the symptoms associated with teething which are sore and tender gums, flushed cheeks and dribbling.
Nelsons TeethaTeething Granules cost £5.57, available from Boots, Holland and Barrett, selected grocers, Lloyd’s pharmacies and all good independent health food and pharmacy stores. Always read the label.
*If you are concerned about any symptoms that your baby may have in particular if they have a fever please consult your doctor.
This has been a sponsored post to help you navigate your way through the joy that can be teething!
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