For newbie mommies, there are things you should be ready about your babies. For one example is when your baby is during his 4th to 10th months, this is where the stage of teething starts.
What is teething? when your baby's tooth is now popping out of it's gums. During RJ's first months I didn't know what to do, He was crying so hard and I thought he was hungry. So I gave him some milk but he didn't drink it.
He began to have diarrhea at that time and always biting his fingers (some babies tend to have fevers when they are teething). We took him to the doctor because we were worried. The doctor said it just normal and he was just teething. She prescribed some medicine and gave me some remedies I can do to soothe his teething.
RJ on his teething stage :)
1. Damp Washcloth and Rub
In others, they put the washcloth into the refrigerator. Before you take it out, wash your hands first. The cool washcloth or damp cloth will have a numbing effect on them. Put a light pressure on the baby's gum when you rub it this will ease the baby's uneasiness. Babies needs the pressure for distraction, they will no longer feel the pain and they will focus on the washcloth in their mouths. My son was laughing when I rubbed his gums with a washcloth :)
2. Pacifier or Teething Rings
Babies tend to bite their fingers but we don't know if their hands are clean. When my son was teething so hard, I bought him a teething ring and also a pacifier but he prefers his pacifier more than his teething rings.
3. Warm Bath
A warm bath helps calm your baby. This will take his mind off the pain and focus more on the water. During teething period, I gave my son warm baths and he tends to play a lot that he refuses to get out of the bath (laughs!)
4. Soft Foods
5. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen
If none of the medical remedies work, then you can always try Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (Make sure it is prescribed by the doctor first). I gave my son Tylenol when he is in too much pain and he likes it because of the cherry flavor :)
He's now 1 year and 11 months old. He's really into biting these days. :)