Updated: Feb 25, 2022
Oh the fun of teething! Will it ever stop?
Every babe gets their teeth at different times, everything is normal with teeth.
One baby might get their first tooth at 3 months and another might get theirs at 15 months!
Do NOT compare your baby to another baby over teeth!
Teeth come when they want to!
Also if you're still worrying about the topic, just remember it’s better for the teeth the longer they wait to come in!
However, with teething comes lots of drool, crankiness, diarrhea, rashes, and more. And we will go over everything that is caused by teething and everything you will need in this article!
1. Bibs & Burp Rags
No matter how much you think you have, trust me, you don’t have enough.
You no longer have to deal with as much spit up, but you do have to deal with SO MUCH slobber!
We tried to make a habit of picking up a small pack of bibs each time we went to a big box store. And still yet.. we always ran out by the time it was laundry day.
And it makes enough sense you do always run out, considering you went through about 3 bibs a day, if not more.
2. Teething Toys & Rings
Teething toys are a necessity!
Not only does it feel good on their gums munching down on something, it will also let their teeth break through their gums less painfully.
There are so many teething toys and options! I made a habit of looking for a new teething toy for my son every time I went into stores like TJMaxx or Target.
Because you can never have too many!
However, if you’re looking for a good one the Bamber Giraffe Teether
is a wonderful option.
This teething toy is made from all natural ingredients like plants and vegetables. It also has many different textures so it feels great on their gums. It’s also quite easy for your baby to hold. This was one of the first teething toys we got, and he still loves it.
One thing that they have been doing forever but still applies, is taking any teething ring or toy that can get cold, and put them in the fridge. Let them sit for about 1-2 hours in the fridge, and then take them out and let your baby soothe their gums with a cold toy!
Another necessity is teething medicine!
They soothe your baby’s gums for those extra cranky times and in no time they feel a lot better!
There are many options to choose from
Not every medicine is going to work for your baby, we had to go through a couple but these are a good place to start!
It sounds strange that getting teeth can cause your baby’s stomach to be upset.
But unfortunately it can!
Some babies experience very runny stools from the time they start teething until they stop!
I know my baby is one of these.
Unfortunately there is not much that can help with runny stools, so just hug your baby a little tighter!
When they start oatmeal however, this can sometimes help some but it won’t fix the problem.
Rashes are common when babies start teething.
They might have a rash on their cheeks, underneath their chin, on their neck, or even on their booty!
There are some things that you can do to help, but teething wont last forever so don’t worry! These things involve:
• Making sure they are wearing a bib during the day
• Wiping their mouths, hands, and neck area when they soak them.
• Cleaning these areas well during bath time
• Using diaper rash creams up to 3 times a day
• Changing to a sensitive skin lotion
One thing that I made a mistake on though was when everyone told me his diaper rash was just a teething rash. when it was a yeast infection.
Yeast infections are common in babies, just like teething rashes.
If a rash get worse, or won’t go away with your normal cream make sure to consult with your pediatrician.
6. Frozen Fruit Mash Bags
This is a great way to introduce fruit to your baby but also help soothe their gums!
They have Baby Mash Bags at your local Box store, where you can pick one up easily.
Just keep the cold fruit options in the fridge, wash the fruit with water,
make sure your baby can get messy,
and watch them go to town!
7. Temperature Myth
There is a well known teething myth with the belief that teething can cause a temperature.
Teething does not cause temperatures.
If your baby has a fever above 100.5, there is a reason and it’s best to make an appointment if the temperature will not disappear.
Tylenol is the best option for babies under than 6 months, which can be an immediate fix until you can get them to the doctor.