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Top tips for teething tots
Teething - if treated in the right way - can be
much less distressing for your little one (and
you!) than it needs to be.
While it's a common issue, there are plenty
of products you can try to help alleviate the
symptoms and ensure you and your baby get the
good night's rest you deserve. Here are some top
tips, direct from the Chemist.co.uk team...
Numb your baby's pain temporarily by gently
rubbing a clean finger over his or her sore gums.
Chewing on the teat of a dummy may help
soothe the pain associated with teething; take
a look at the NUK Winnie the Pooh Silicone
Soothers Size 2. They are suitable for babies
aged six to 18 months and cost less than £5.
Try a teething ring such as Dr Brown's
Options Watermelon Teether,
which is designed to cool sore
gums and relieve pressure
during teething. Reaching
all parts of the jaw to provide lasting comfort to
gums, this is a go-to item for new parents.
Don't forget teething gel, such as a handy,
budget-friendly 10g tube from Anbesol. It helps
your little one sleep easy when sore gums are an
issue and is another product that costs little more
than a few pounds at Chemist.co.uk.
Stock up on teething toothpaste, too; there
is plenty of choice on the website. What about
Brush-Baby Teething Applemint Flavour
Toothpaste? It's ideal for newborns, babies
and toddlers and comes in a generous 50ml tube.
And now for a treat...
Bickiepegs Teething Biscuits for Babies come in
a 38g pack and cost just £2.09. Why not prepare
an emergency 'teething kit', which can be on
hand as and when you and your baby need it?
Remember: teething troubles do not last
forever; stick with it and you and your baby
will both be smiling in no time!