Tiny Teethers

Hi Critters, Oswald here!

Woah… today has been a day over at the lodge! We have a litter of new kits (did you know…a kit is a term for a baby beaver!?) These new kits are being super duper fussy. In matter of fact, we think they might have some baby teeth coming in. How cool! Did you know there are ways to make your baby feel a bit better as they navigate these new teeth?

Here are my top teething tips for you:

  • Gently rub your little ones gums with a clean wet gauze, your finger, or a small, cool spoon.
  • Give them a clean, chilled teething ring. Make sure the teething ring is not dipped in any sweet foods. We don’t want them chewing on sugar!
  • Give your baby a few extra cuddles! This can go a long way for both the baby and the parent 😉
  • Other dentist recommended rubber teething toys can be found here.
  • If nothing seems to work, give your favorite pediatric dentist or physician a call! Teething is not supposed to be so painful that it affects daily activities. If so, there may be another origin of concern. Your pediatric dentist or pediatrician can help rule out options.

Be careful of any type of teething biscuits for your child. These can break down into sugars and cause decay at a very young age!

And if you remember one teething tip from me… please avoid using any benzocaine-containing over the counter teething products on your little one. These products can cause serious reactions in children. More information can be found on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website: fda.gov.

 

Good luck to all the itty bitty teethers out there!

Stay flossy,

Oswald