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Thursday, June 20, 2019

My Best Tips To Soothe Teething Infants

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Triple Paste - Diaper Rash Ointment. All opinions are 100% mine.

If your baby is having a rough go at teething, use these tips from a mom of four to help soothe him or her

We're officially "there" with the twins: the oh-so-fun, months (ok, years) long phase called TEETHING. If you've had a teething baby, you know just what I'm talking about. Nonstop drool, extra fussiness, occasional fevers, and best of all? Seemingly never ending diaper rash. All of my children have handled teething a little differently, which means I've had four kids and five years to craft up some of the best ways to soothe your poor teething baby. Here are my best tips to soothe teething infants.

The twins are partial to brightly colored wooden teethers... And Knox loves things he shouldn't teeth on, like Triple Paste!

1) Find them a teether they like
My oldest child, Henry, wouldn't take any teethers. He generally wasn't a fan of relentlessly chewing on toys. For him, I'd dampen a washcloth and put it in the freezer. Then when he was extra fussy, I'd let him gnaw on it. On the other end of the spectrum are the twins: they love to chew on everything. They'll take any teether. Literally, everything immediately goes straight into their mouths! Otto was somewhere in the middle. Whatever it is - a cold washcloth or a store bought teether - stock up on a few of them so your baby has something to comfort those irritated gums with.

2) Stock up on the best diaper rash cream
The one common factor in all four of my teething children has been occasional diaper rash. Otto was the KING of diaper rashes. That poor kid had one well over half the time while he was teething, and even to this day at three years old and wearing underwear, he'll still occasionally get one. It was with him that I discovered Triple Paste. When the standard diaper rash remedies didn't work for him, I asked his pediatrician what I could do for his poor, raw rump. She recommended Triple Paste. It's a game changer! One application and the rash is gone. You know, until the next round of teeth push through the gums anyway... Now with the twins, I don't even mess around with other options and go straight to this stuff so that the they don't have to deal with days of a bad diaper rash. One application and it's under control! Stock up on this stuff moms. Trust me and take it from poor Otto: teething diaper rashes can get ugly and last for days at a time. Nip them in the bud with Triple Paste. Get your Triple Paste Coupon here!

Flying Theodore, the more diaper rash prone twin

3) Incorporate bibs to your child's outfit
Henry was the king of drool. After having to change his outfit four or five times a day (because it was winter and his onesie would get so soaked, he'd freeze) I got smart and put a bib on him. For a whole year of his life, part of his daily outfit was a bib! Now they make much cuter options (especially those cute bandanna bibs!) but back then, Henry was rocking a full bib, all day, every day. It was so much easier to switch those out than do a full outfit change. Not to mention, a bib cut down on laundry. Otto wasn't a drooler, and while the twins do drool, they're not the waterfall that Henry was. They have some extra drooly days that require bibs, but not the full out five to six bibs a day Henry would go through. Just goes to show that even siblings react so differently to teething, and it's best to be prepared!

Teething Henry, always in a bib

4) Know that this too shall pass
I've had babies who are totally calm during teething and babies who are absolutely inconsolable. I've had babies who teethe quickly and babies who seem to take years and years to cut all those teeth. No matter if it's long and drawn out or fast and furious, know that whatever your baby's going through, and subsequently whatever YOU'RE going through, it will pass. It will. It doesn't feel like it will, but it will. Sometimes the best you can do is hunker down and ride it out, and trust that this will be a blink of an eye in your memory of raising your children. That's what I do, anyway, when things are entirely out of my control. Just take a breath and accept that this time won't last forever. Other moms are exactly where you are now, they have been there before and they will be there after you.

Teething can be a real bear for both mom and baby! The lucky ones don't experience much change. The hardest teethers suffer from sleep issues, drool issues and perhaps worst of all the terrible diaper rashes! I learned my lesson with my second child, who was a miserable teething baby, and had the WORST, most constant diaper rash - get Triple Paste! As moms, we want to soothe and comfort our babies as much as we possibly can. Using these tips to soothe teething infants and applying Triple Paste to those sore, raw teething bums will help. You've got this, mama!

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