Teething Pains

Teething Pains |  NO Medications


Infant and Toddler teething pains is a painful rite of growing up for infants and toddlers, it can also create a very stressful environment for daycare and childcare providers.  This is especially true for those who aren’t allowed to administer over-the-counter medications, or choose not to assume the risk of using medications for something as non-threatening as teething.  Product numbing agents like Benzocaine are often used in many commercial teething gels, and help in eliminating infant and toddlers’ discomforts, but care must be teething painsconsidered IF used, because the numbing sensation can spread to the rest of the mouth and throat of the child.  Mouth and Throat numbness, in particular, can increase the chances of gagging and choking in small children, which is a primary reason daycare and childcare providers may want to eliminate these products for use to sooth teething pains for the children they provide care.

But Fortunately, there are some methods which daycare and child care providers can use to reduce the teething pains on their children watched and the stress on themselves it causes.  Child care providers interested in addressing teething pain without use of medications, need to remember not all methods used will be effective for each of their small clients.  Every child is different, and is likely to respond to some methods less favorably than their friends and daycare peers.  In some cases, utilizing two or more of these methods may be required for optimal results.

Pooh Bear’s Daycare hopes these tips and methods for soothing teething pains may be useful.  As we all know, increased drooling is a common symptom of teething, and to be always aware of the presence of excess mouth saliva teething has on a babies’ delicate skin.  As care-givers we can easily help to prevent this painful irritation by providing the extra attention needed, keeping skin clean, dry and of teething saliva to help in keeping rashes to the minimal.

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