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Soothing Sore Gums

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Four Easy Tips for Soothing Baby's Sore Gums

Not sure what’s the best way to ease your teething baby’s pain? The Mayo Clinic offers these great tips for soothing your baby’s sore gums:


Rub your baby's gums

Use a clean finger, moistened gauze pad, or damp washcloth to massage your baby’s gums. The pressure can ease your baby’s discomfort.


Offer a teething ring

Try one made of firm rubber. The liquid-filled variety may break under the pressure of your baby’s chewing. If a bottle seems to do the trick, fill it with water. Prolonged contact with sugar from formula, milk, or juice may cause tooth decay.


Keep it cool

A cold washcloth or chilled teething ring can be soothing. Don’t give your baby a frozen teething ring, however. Contact with extreme cold may hurt, doing your baby more harm than good. If your baby is eating solid foods, offer cold items such as applesauce or yogurt.


Dry the drool

Excessive drooling is part of the teething process. To prevent skin irritation, keep a clean cloth handy to dry your baby’s chin. You might also make sure your baby sleeps on an absorbent sheet.

An over-the-counter medicine like Camilia® also works to relieve your baby’s painful gums and irritability caused by teething. To find a store near you that carries Camilia, visit our product locator.

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