Around the sixth to eighth month of a baby’s life, the deciduous or baby teeth begin to emerge. This can be painful and uncomfortable for the baby, as well as the parents. And once the first one appears, there are nineteen more to come. This process can last until the child is almost three years old. This growth phase also bring sleepless nights for you and your loved ones.
Here are five ways to ease and comfort a teething child:
1) Clove Oil Gum Massage
Clove oil is a natural anesthetic. It is pleasant to the taste buds and quells sore gums. Mix 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil with a high quality clove essential oil. We recommend Snow Lotus. Use you fingertip or a cotton swab to massage mixture into the gums.
2) Frozen Mango Pit
Mango pits are durable and safe for young kids to gnaw on because they won’t breakdown. Place a few pits in the freeze to have on hand for more difficult teething days. The coldness will decrease the inflammation and the repetitive chewing eases the pain.
Massaging two important acupoints called the “two gates” or Large Intestine 4 (Li 4) and Liver 3 (Liv 3) can ease baby’s teething pain. It is simple, effective and easy to do anywhere.
4) Homeopathy Remedy
Chamomillia is used for young children with red, swollen gums that are sensitive to the touch. It curbs irritability and cuts through the pain. Give your child 12x or 6x every hour as needed up to six doses.
Acupuncture’s basic ability to calm the nervous system and clear inflammation make it an excellent choice for teething babies. At Acupuncture by Devon, we provide quick and easy needling and non-needling treatments for your kids plus we recommend a safe and effective herbal remedy, Tender Teeth, to provide continued care at home.
To learn more about scheduling a treatment or ordering Tender Teeth, please call us at 619-795-4422!