What are the best ways to practice good oral hygiene at home ?
An unfortunate part of parenting is that just as your baby starts to get into a pattern of sleeping more at night, the teething process begins and any routine you had established can go straight out of the window! Given the discomfort teething can cause, it’s not really surprising that babies tend to wake during the night. They feel restless and irritable and don’t understand what is going on – all they know is that it hurts, so do try to be patient. They need cuddles and reassurance. Of course the sooner you can lull them back to sleep the better, not only for their healing processes, but for you too. Many parents find that rubbing a soothing gel like Bonjela Teething Gel gently on the sore gums can provide fast, effective relief and allow the child some respite from the pain, enabling them to return to sleep. Alternatively, you use an infant ibuprofen suspension to help soothe the pain and ease fever symptoms, such as Nurofen for Children. If necessary you can use Bonjela Teething Gel and Nurofen for Children together or any other brand of ibuprofen suspension that is suitable for your baby’s age. (Always read the label for specific dosage instructions and do not give more than one ibuprofen-containing medicine). If you feel your baby needs more complete relief, always ask your GP or health visitor for advice if you have any concerns. Don’t underestimate the importance of sleep for you too. Good quality sleep is vital for rejuvenating you so that you remain healthy – both mentally and physically! That said, even when your baby does drop off that doesn’t necessarily mean you can too. There are some things you can do to improve your chances, so that you too, drop off like a baby!