Not every child tolerates the process of teething easily and painlessly, most children need help. There are many teething products, some parents get lost in the abundance of choice and often do not buy exactly what they need. We decided to devote this article to the best means for teething, to understand the key points, to talk about the pros and cons of each tool.
The most popular remedy is teething gels. Their advantage is that they act almost immediately, have a local effect and are easy to use. When choosing a gel, it is necessary to study the composition, it is much better if it is as natural as possible.
A good representative of gels based on natural ingredients is Dentinale natura gel. It does not contain analgesics and anesthetics, which are undesirable for use in children of the first year of life. This is due to the fact that anesthetic substances can cause numbness of the oral cavity when swallowed, as a result — a short-term loss of sensitivity and a violation of the act of sucking.
Ingredients: chamomile, aloe and boswellia.
The gel provides relief from inflammation, itching and pain. To use, you need to squeeze a little gel onto the tip of your finger and rub it into the baby’s gums. Multiplicity of application — from three to five times, as needed.
- without anesthetics and analgesics
- natural ingredients
- quick effect
- kids love the taste
- can be used from birth
- made in Italy
- not available everywhere
2. Lident Baby
This teething gel is indicated for children over three months old, it contains two components: lidocaine hydrochloride and cetylpyridinium chloride. The tool has a local anesthetic effect, almost instantly relieves pain due to numbness of the gums. The gel has a low cost, it is easy to find it on sale. The disadvantage of this remedy is the anesthetic in the composition, a doctor’s consultation is required before use.
- relieves pain quickly
- low price
- contains an anesthetic
Lident baby gel dental
Drops are not as relevant as gels, but they have a place to be. It is worth remembering that the drops do not have a direct effect on the gums.
1. Dantinorm Baby
This remedy is homeopathic, comes in the form of a drop, fights the following symptoms: inflammation and pain of the gums, sleep disturbance, increased irritability of the child.
The composition includes three components: chamomile, Indian ivy and medicinal rhubarb. This teething agent can be used for children 0+. It is recommended to use one dose 2-3 times a day. The tool is available in 10 or 30 doses. The tool is used very simply: the contents of the container must be instilled into the child’s mouth.
- can be used for children 0+
- relieves pain
- does not contain medicines
Drops Dantinorm Baby
2. Boiron Camilia
This remedy also belongs to homeopathy and is available in the form of drops. The composition includes German chamomile, burdock and Chinese rhubarb. The drug has the following effects: pain and tooth relief, elimination of swelling and redness of the gums, relief of minor indigestion that may occur during teething. The principle of application is identical to the previous teething agent.
- quick effect
- does not contain drugs
- most often available only on order
Drops of Boiron Camilia
Antipyretic drugs for children of the first six months of life, in most cases, are presented in the form of suppositories. Candles have a general effect, reduce temperature, have a calming effect, relieve other common symptoms of teething. Means are not able to stop the pain of the gums, but their use is not excluded to normalize the general well-being of the child.
Homeopathic suppositories have antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects. They are not aimed at alleviating the process of teething, but help fight the general ailment that can trigger teething. The composition includes herbal ingredients, the drug does not contain medicines. Side effects are extremely rare. Candles should be used to relieve clinical manifestations during teething.
- calming effect
- temperature drop
- do not stop the pain and gum tooth
- the effect does not come immediately
The main active ingredient of the drug is paracetamol. The main effect is antipyretic, so candles are indicated for use only with a persistent increase in temperature. Cefecon is a drug, before you go to the pharmacy to get it, you should consult your pediatrician.
- reduces temperatures
- shown only with a significant increase in temperature
- not suitable for local relief of teething symptoms
Teethers are aids that are designed to facilitate teething. Everyone knows that during the appearance of teeth in children, the gums itch, so they try to constantly gnaw something. There are different rodents, you need to pay attention to the material from which they are made. Materials should be environmentally friendly and as natural as possible. Refrain from rodents with small parts or wooden elements.
Teethers from this company are quite popular and are in high demand. Teethers are made of hygienic silicone, have a relief surface, which has the effect of «massage» for the gums. The rodents have a rubber handle that can also be bitten and is comfortable for children to hold. Teethers can be cooled in the refrigerator, the cold stops pain. Care is quite simple: wash under hot water with soap and rinse well.
- hygienic material
- comfortable handle
- can be cooled
- easy to care for
2. Kurnosiki (Eight)
A more budgetary option for Georgians are the «eights». They also have a relief and a comfortable shape, they can be cooled and easy to wash. The material is thermoplastic rubber, which is not an «ideal» option.
- can be cooled
- easy to care for
- comfortable to hold
Teether Kurnosiki (Eight) for teeth
There is no escape from folk remedies, but they should be used with extreme caution, since allergic reactions are not uncommon. The most popular remedies are chamomile and soda solution.
Chamomile flowers have an anti-inflammatory effect, which is why this plant is part of many remedies that help with teething. You need to make a decoction of chamomile extract, then moisten a cotton pad with it and apply it to the gums.
- anti-inflammatory effect
- unpleasant taste for the child
- possible allergic reactions
- short-lived effect
- not effective for severe pain
2. Soda solution
Of course, this tool is not an option, but previously the solution was often used. It is necessary to dissolve 1 teaspoon of soda in boiled water, moisten a cotton pad with the solution and wipe the gums. Soda solution relieves pain and disinfects the surface.
- relieves pain
- disinfecting effect
- no proven efficacy
- there may be allergic reactions
The best teething tool for each child is different, but when choosing, you need to pay attention to the main characteristics in order not to harm your baby.