Teething Tips for Toddlers | Dr. Amelia Albright DMD

Pediatric Dentist Hutto

Experiencing your baby’s first teeth coming in can be a challenging time for both you and your little one. Most babies start teething anywhere from 3 months to 1 year old, and this process can lead to discomfort and sleepless nights. But there are ways to help soothe your teething toddler and keep them more content during this period.

What to Expect
Identifying teething symptoms can be tricky, but here are some signs to watch for:

  • Fussiness
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased drooling

While it was once believed that teething could cause fever and diarrhea, research indicates otherwise. However, if your baby experiences any of these symptoms or they worsen, it’s best to schedule an appointment with Dr. Amelia Albright DMD.

What You Can Do
Here are some safe ways to soothe your teething baby:

  • Gently massage their gums: Use a clean finger or a moistened gauze pad to gently rub your baby’s gums, which can help alleviate discomfort.
  • Keep their mouth cool: Offer a cold washcloth, spoon, or teething ring to ease their gum pain. Avoid freezing objects as extreme cold can be harmful, and always supervise to prevent choking.
  • Introduce hard foods: If your baby is already eating solid foods, chilled carrot or apple slices can provide relief and distract them from discomfort.

Tip: Always consult with us before using any teething medications or numbing gels, as some may pose risks to your baby’s health.

Teething can be tough, but by following these tips, you can help your baby feel more comfortable during this milestone. And remember, as soon as your baby’s first tooth emerges, schedule their first dental appointment with Bumble Bee Pediatric Dentistry. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Amelia Albright DMD.

Bumble Bee Pediatric Dentistry
Phone: 512-351-7771
351 Exchange, Blvd #140
Hutto, TX 78634