Teething is a problem faced by all babies. In some children, the teeth sprout through the gums without causing any pain or swelling, but others experience pain and discomfort. The medical term used for this is odontiasis. The appearance of the teeth usually begins when the baby is 6 months old. However, this may vary from one child to another and may appear between 3 and 12 months of age. Babies experience a high level of irritation and pain as their gums become inflamed. To counteract the pain, it is common for babies to place their fingers in their mouths. As parents, it is very important to be aware of this situation to try to minimize the discomfort that our children are going through. Swollen, reddish gums, inflamed cheeks, rashes near the mouth, excessive drooling, pain and bleeding in the gums, discomfort and restlessness, lack of sleep and appetite due to discomfort, biting rubber objects, low-grade fever, cough and diarrhea, are some of the symptoms that indicate that your child’s teeth are coming out. Home remedies for teething It requires a lot of care and precautions to provide comfort to babies at the time the teething appears. There are many home remedies that you can use to alleviate the discomfort of your little one. Almond extract Mix a bit of almond extract with a few drops of water and rub it on your baby’s gums with your finger or a cotton ball. Repeat this process regularly. This mixture is very good to reduce and relieve pain. You can also gently press your baby’s gums with your fingers (remember to wash them well). It is possible that at first, it resists, but then, it will not evoke resistance. Ginger. Ginger is an excellent ingredient known for its health benefits. Take a small piece of peeled ginger root and rub it on your baby’s gums for a minimum of 2-3 minutes continuously. This home remedy you can use regularly to alleviate the initial problems caused by teething. Dried meat. You can use a piece of dried meat to reduce the irritation and pain in your baby’s gums that cause the teeth to appear. Give him a piece of dried meat to chew for 10-15 minutes. Make sure you do not chew too hard or fast. You can also give him sticks of hard bread or biscuits with little sugar. Bagel A bagel can relieve your baby’s pain. Take a cold bagel and give it to your baby to bite. This will make your child feel better and also relieve the stinging pain caused by the teeth. Ice. Fill your baby’s bottle with ice to the brim and then place it with the nipple down. When the bottle nipple is frozen, give it to your baby to chew. The freshness of the tip will provide relaxation and relief. In a clean towel place some ice cubes and give it to your baby. The suction of this towel will reduce the swelling and will also be very useful to relieve the pain you feel. This procedure can be repeated twice or three times a week. Cookie.This is one of the easiest and most effective remedies you can use to treat the problems that teething causes in your baby. Take a cookie without sugar and give it to your baby to chew. This remedy will provide relief as it will concentrate all your attention on eating the cookie. Vanilla. Rub a bit of vanilla extract into your baby’s gums for a few minutes. This will relieve the pain and make you feel better. You can repeat this remedy whenever necessary. Clove. Place in a blender several cloves and a little water to create a paste. Gently rub your baby’s gums with the paste to reduce discomfort. Note: It is important that you consult a pediatrician first before using it since the clove has a spicy flavour. Cold Spoon Place a steel spoon in the freezer and once it cools, put it in your baby’s mouth. The cold surface of the metal will relieve pain in the gums. Note: Do not leave your baby alone with the spoon in his mouth as it can be damaged. Cold fruitsMany fruits with a soft surface can also alleviate the problems caused by teething in babies. Place fruit such as apple or melon in the freezer for a while and then give your baby a bite to eat slowly. You can also use peeled a fresh carrot, cucumber or peach slices to bite into them. You can also give her a cold rubber banana to bite her. The cold surface of the rubber will give you a refreshing feeling in the gums. The results will be seen very soon if you use these remedies twice a day. There are many cold foods that you can give your baby that, in addition to providing good nutrition, will provide comfort during the teething process. Apple puree, yogurt and other fruit juices reduce pain and irritation. Note: These foods should not be too cold because they can increase the pain instead of reducing it. Water and barley. Barley water is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient very useful to treat swelling and pain in the gums. Boil water and barley for 30-45 minutes, strain and put it to cool. Give this to your baby in small amounts when you have pain. Olive oil. Place a few drops of olive oil on your fingers and rub it over your baby’s gums for at least 2-3 minutes to relieve the pain caused by teething. This also reduces drooling. Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is very important for babies, however, some avoid suction at the time of teething because it aggravates the pain. Silicone teethers Instead of giving products that contain liquids, give your baby silicone teethers that can be easily sterilized. Place the teether in the refrigerator before giving it to your baby so it is cold. Herbal remedies for teething Chamomile tea Prepare a chamomile tea and put it to freeze. Place a piece of frozen tea inside a cloth and give it to your baby to suck. Essential oils. Massage your baby’s gums with essential oils such as clove or lavender to relieve pain.