Tips When Picking Out the Right Teething Ring for Your Child
Posted on 9/21/2020 by Dr. Nick Raptou
When your child is teething, they can be uncomfortable and cranky. For this reason, parents look to us for solutions and tips on easing the pain of teething. Teething rings can be a great way to help relieve the discomfort of teething, but be aware, not all teething rings are created equal. Today, we'll look at what makes a good, and more importantly, safe teething ring.
It is imperative that when you are choosing a teething ring for your baby that you choose one that does not pose a choking risk for your child. Avoid teething rings that have small pieces that could potentially come loose. We also suggest that you avoid the type of teething ring that has a gel inside of it. If you do choose one of these rings, please check it regularly to make sure that the outer layer is intact and free of punctures or leaks. Punctures not only cause the teething ring to leak, but they can be a danger to your baby.
It is also important to remember that even though your child may prefer a chilled ring or even a wet, chilled wash cloth that freezing a teething ring can injure your child. They become extremely cold when frozen and this can injure your baby's gums, additionally, a frozen teething ring can be very hard and when bitten, this can damage your child's gum tissue.
Teething rings are not the only way to help ease the discomfort of teething. Take the time to massage your child's gums, gently with a clean finger or even a massaging teether. These are small toothbrush type tools that have a textured surface perfect for massaging your baby's gums. Remember that teething is temporary and soon your child's smile will be full of beautiful little pearly whites!
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