Does is hurt when the teeth come through? – JD, 4
Little Miss J already has four teeth with a fifth threatening to burst through at any moment, but she doesn’t seem to suffer much – or at least, not as much as I recall JD suffering.
I suspect this is for two reasons:
- She’s a girl and we all know girls have the pain threshold of mighty lionesses, and
- We’ve been round the teething block already with JD so have a whole arsenal of teething solutions on hand ready to shoot down pain as soon as it rears its ugly head.
Here are five of our current favourites:
Dentinox Teething Gel (£2.30 for 15g)
This stuff has a crazy flavour but it really works. Put a pea size amount on a clean finger, expect a little resistance as you apply it to your baby’s aching gums and then watch in wonder as sobs become smiles.
Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules (£4.80 for 24 sachets)
Made from Chamomilla, these little sachets can be sprinkled into your little one’s mouth every two hours, up to six times a day and seem to work wonder. How? I don’t really know but trust me, it works.
Dentinox Teething Toothpaste (£2.99 for 30ml)
A good one to use before bed, this toothpaste contains soothing clove oil and comes with a little rubber brush that fits over your finger like a thimble to help you clean and massage baby’s teeth and gums.
Sophie the Giraffe (£10.99)
An unusual alternative to the traditional teething ring, this squeaky little latex toy is a big hit with Miss J. It contains a squeaker and is very flexible – kind of like a rubber chicken – meaning she can swing it about, bash it and gnaw it with zero injuries and lots of distracting noise.
This nifty little bottle has painkilling and antiinflammatory properties. It works a treat when teething gets really nasty and non-medicinal solutions just won’t do.
Many of these products are medicines and must be used with care. Always read the instructions.
Disclosure: Some of the items in this post were sent to us free-of-charge for review. No payment was received and all reviews are 100% honest.