5 tips for teething

Yip, you guessed it, Aria is teething again! This time seems to be a little bit worse than the last time and so I wanted to share my 5 tips for teething with you.

1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: Apologies for being graphic, but teething nappies are something else – it’s like water and never ending. Make sure your little one is drinking enough fluids so that they don’t get dehydrated. Now that Aria is old enough to drink from a straw, the B.Box Sippy Cup has become a firm favourite for drinking water. In the evening after dinner I give her warm, black rooibos tea in her Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup.

2. Watch out for nappy rash: Because of those really horrid nappies, nappy rash is very common when teething. My go to bum cream is Sudocrem, followed very closely by the Pure Beginnings Bum Cream. I make sure to lather some on after every nappy change, and especially at night. Another tip that I picked up from my midwife was to sprinkle some maizena powder onto Aria’s bare bum and let her crawl around naked for a little while.

3. Soothe those gums: Shame, it must be really painful having teeth break through your gums and so I am not opposed to giving Aria some relief when I can see that it’s really sore. My two go to’s are the Pure Beginnings Teething Gel and also Pansoral. They both work like an absolute bomb!

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4. Let them chew away: If I can avoid medicating Aria, I will and so the first thing I do is give her something to chew on. You can read about my two favourite teethers here. She also loves to munch on biltong and dried mango.

5. Drool catcher: Aria becomes a drool monster when she teethes. I love the Nibblebib by Toothi Totz – not only does it ensure that Aria’s clothes don’t become saturated with drool, it also has a silicone teether attached to it. So perfect for travel!

What are your top teething tips?

 

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