You may be reading this and start thinking, what? No way she had a teething newborn but yes, that was the case. B was born with teeth buds and almost immediately started teething. As a third-time mom though, I have picked up some tips and tricks on how to survive a teething baby and I’m going to let you in on my secrets.
How to Survive a Teething Baby
First things first, newborns being born with teeth or teething soon after is extremely rare but it does happen. Like most parents, you have to roll with the punches once your baby starts teething. With the gained knowledge of teething tips and Albertsons carrying our favorite Orajel™ Non-Medicated Cooling Gels for Teething, I’ve managed to make it through 3 teething boys. Here are a few tips to help you try and survive the insanity of teething.
Something to Soothe
When chewing isn’t an option, like in my case with a newborn, you need something to soothe your baby’s mouth. For us, we turned to the #1 Pediatrician Recommended Teething Brand, Orajel™ Non-Medicated Cooling Gels for Teething. Why you may ask?
Well simply put, the gels are Drug-Free, Benzocaine-Free, and helps soothe infants who may be teething, upset, cranky, or fussy. Orajel Non-Medicated Cooling Gels for Teething worked fast for B when he started teething and helped both of us get a good night’s sleep which is rare with a teething baby!
Not to mention it is available at our local Albertsons and you can easily find it in the baby aisle, which we love. Even if you don’t have time to run into Albertsons, you can always use their mobile app to order ahead or pick up in a pinch and don’t want to carry your uncomfortable teething baby inside.
Something to Chew
Many moms jump straight to buying all of the teething toys on the market when their baby starts teething. Sometimes babies will use them but honestly, the best ‘teething toy’ is usually something much more simple. For instance, a dampened washcloth is a great option.
Something to Distract
As crazy as it sounds, sometimes babies need something to take their minds off of the pain their poor little mouths are enduring. Something as easy as singing nursery rhymes can sometimes distract them enough to forget about the pain for a little while.
No parent ever wants to see their little one in pain but sadly that’s part of parenthood. With simple tips and tricks and quality products like Orajel Non-Medicated Cooling Gels for Teething, you too can get through this and survive a teething baby.