Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Teething Pain

For several days now, Enzo has been suffering from fever and restlessness all because of four molar teeth that is growing and it has already been several days and it has not yet erupted. He has lost his big appetite for his milk and very rarely plays.

I did some reading about stage and found some helpful tips in Smart Parenting.

To help babies with teething pain, Dr. Salazar suggests using products such as Solcoseryl dental adhesive paste, Xylogel or SansFluo Teething Gel, with, of course,prior approval from your pediatrician.
As parents, we  naturally want to give the best for our children and help them when they feel any discomfort.  Here are a couple tips parents can do.

1. Put on the pressure. Provide chew toys and teethers that can relieve the pain and discomfort of teething. Make sure though to keep these toys and teethers clean.

2. Soothe the discomfort with cold. Parents can give their children a chilled washcloth or teethers that have been cooled in the fridge or freezer. The cold temperature soothes the gums, and the pressure from chewing on these soothes teething discomforts. Mashed frozen fruit are also good alternatives.

3. Give lots of touch and hugs. Never underestimate the power of touch.  Gently rub and massage babies’ gums or jaw line and give lots of hugs and affection.

Teething is a part of growing up and all babies have to go through it. With a time, a few tips and tricks and lots of TLC, the growing pains of teething can be managed and soon be overcome.

* Dr. Junice Salazar is a member of the Philippine Dental Association and the International Association of Orthodontics.      

These are only simple guidelines , it will still be best to consult with your doctor so we are on our way to check with Dra. Samson, our Pediatrician at Muntinlupa Medical Center to see what is best for Enzo. This is a normal stage in his life and I want to help make it easier though I am pretty sure that it will all be okay.

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