10 ways to help teething babies sleep
Teething is not fun for anyone. Babies are constantly fussing, crying, and generally being cranky during this process. If you have had a baby that has been teething recently then you know how difficult it can be to get them to sleep at night. You may even find yourself up all hours of the night trying to comfort your child with little luck. Thankfully there are some things on the market now which make life easier on both parent and baby alike - here are 10 ways that can help!
1. Give your baby something to chew on - a teething ring, a frozen washcloth, or a cold apple
A teething ring or other cold object like a frozen washcloth can provide your baby with pain relief during the process of teething. Just make sure you don't put any objects in the freezer that are made out of rubber; freezing will destroy them!If you don't want to give medication, frozen washcloths are another option for numbing the pain of teething. Place a few wet (and then wrung out) cloths in the freezer and let them chill overnight; make sure they're not so cold that they'll burn your baby's skin! When the time is right, first test one on an inside part of your arm before handing it over to your baby.
2. Make sure the room is cool enough for your baby to sleep in comfort
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that the temperature in your baby's room be between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit. But what if it's too cool for you? If so, here are some tips to make sure the temperature is right for your baby to sleep comfortably:
a) Dress your child appropriately by dressing them in light layers and not overdoing it with blankets or other bedding.
b) Consider using a fan, humidifier, or heating pad to warm up the cold air while also keeping noise down.
c) Use an app like Nest Thermostat which can automatically adjust temperatures based on how often someone enters and exits a room.
d) Open windows during the day when it gets warmer outside and close them at night when cooler air
3. Get your child's teeth brushed twice per day with fluoride-free toothpaste
Is your child brushing their teeth twice per day? If not, it's time to start. Fluoride-free toothpaste is a great way to introduce them to the benefits of healthy teeth and gums. Here are some reasons why you should be using fluoride-free toothpaste for toddlers:
The American Dental Association recommends that children under three years old have a caregiver brush their teeth twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste because they cannot spit out the solution if they swallow any. But by age three, most kids can rinse or spit without assistance from an adult - so there's no need for them to use "adult" toothpaste anymore! Using fluoride-free toothpaste in this stage of life will help prevent cavities
4. Put some petroleum jelly around their gums after they eat dinner
We've all heard the advice to put petroleum jelly around baby's gums after they eat dinner. But, why is it so important? Well, when babies are eating solids for the first time their teeth can't break down food particles as efficiently as our adult teeth do. This leads to buildup on and in between their teeth that can lead to tooth decay and cavities if not cleaned off properly. By putting a layer of petroleum jelly around your baby's mouth you're protecting them from these harmful effects of improper dental hygiene by sealing in any bits of food left behind after they finish eating. The best part is that there's no risk involved because the product is edible! It also has benefits such as reducing diaper rash or soothing dry skin patches
5. Use homeopathic remedies such as chamomile tea, lavender oil, or fennel seed capsules for pain relief
Chamomile tea, lavender oil or fennel seed capsule can help teething babies sleep better.
Fennel seeds are a natural sleeping aid and they also have the added benefit of helping digestion. If you want to try it out for your baby too, here is what you should do: Place one teaspoon of fennel seeds in a dry pan and heat on low for about five minutes until they start to release their aroma. Add boiling water and steep for another 10-15 minutes before straining into a cup or bowl. Let cool enough so that you can give it to your child without burning them (the recommended dose is 1/2 teaspoon). Give your child this drink as needed at bedtime, every night.
6.Place a fan nearby to blow air over the child's body
Do you have a little one who's always hot and sweaty? Air flow is important for all of us, but it can be especially crucial for children with sensitive skin. The good news is that there are some easy ways to keep your child cool and comfortable. One option is to place a fan nearby so that the air from the fan blows over their body. This will help them stay cool while also avoiding overheating due to the heat from the fan itself. Another idea is to offer ice pops or chilled water, which can both help reduce an overheated child's temperature quickly!
7.Give them soft foods like mashed potatoes or yogurt to eat while they are having trouble chewing
Teething babies are often irritable and cranky. One way to help them is by giving them soft foods like mashed potatoes or yogurt. It is important for the baby not to have any hard food, which can be painful when they are cutting teeth. The parent should also make sure that their child has plenty of fluids so they don't get dehydrated from being thirsty or drooling all day long! They will need a lot of liquids with each meal to keep hydrated.
8. Teething remedies
Babies start teething around six months of age and continue to grow new teeth up until their third birthday. The process can be painful for babies and it is important that they have a healthy diet, avoid spicy foods, and drink plenty of fluids. One natural way to help soothe your baby's gums is with Teeth+Tummy Drops. These drops are made from pure essential oils like lavender, mint, clove or cinnamon which you can find in any grocery store or health food store. Simply mix the dropper full of these drops into your child’s bottle before bedtime as well as after every meal throughout the day.
Sometimes all you need is a bit of distraction to help redirect your baby’s attention elsewhere. While this might not work for every baby, adding an white noise machine into the nursery can really encourage them drift off and sleep despite discomfort or pain in other areas of their body! Some also serve as night lights too so they're great if mom needed somewhere safe while breastfeeding at night time - just turn on some relaxing sound that will relax everyone including yourself :)
Conclusion paragraph: We hope you have found this list of 10 ways to help teething babies sleep helpful. If there are other methods that work for your family, please share them with us in the comments below or on our social media pages! As always, be sure to check back next week for more parenting tips and tricks. Good night everyone!