3 Foods To Soothe Teething Pain
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3 Foods To Soothe Teething Pain

A close-up of baby teeth

A baby’s initial growing years are filled will joyous milestones. First word, first step, the first time they say mama or dada – all are moments that you cherish forever. However, one such milestone can be equally memorable and daunting – teething.

It is a weird dilemma when your kids’ first baby tooth starts to sprout. On the one hand, you’re happy that they’ve finally gotten their first tiny tooth. On the other hand, the pain your little one goes through during this process is not just awful for them but can be agonizing for you as well. Even if they don’t suffer much pain, it’s almost inevitable that they’ll have swollen and tender gums, some discomfort, and will be irritable for a while at least.

You cannot avoid this pain, as it is a natural process that every kid has to undergo. However, you can help reduce their discomfort by feeding them the following foods.

  • Watermelon: One of the few fruits that are actually loved by (most) kids is also great for soothing teething pain. It is cold and soft, which makes it easier to munch on. As an added benefit – don’t cut the rind off. It is totally edible and is the perfect thing to gnaw on while teething.
  • Cucumber: The reason cucumbers make such great snacks is because they are so versatile. Your kid can munch on slices of cucumber on their own or dip it in various condiments such as hummus, yogurt, salsa, pesto, etc. Just chop a few up, and feed them whenever they feel like eating something.
  • Frozen Blueberries: Frozen blueberries are the perfect distraction from teething. So stock up your fridge with a few packs and give your kids one whenever they are getting too cranky or irritable from the teething pain.

It is important to start taking your kid to a dentist about six months after their first baby tooth sprouts. If you live in Kilbourne, Columbus, or White Sulpher, consider visiting Little Smiles Of Delaware.

Posted on Mar 22, 2021
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