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5 smart tips to soothe your teething baby

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Most babies cut their first teeth between the ages of four and seven months. This is often a painful time for you little one, and a distressing time for parents too. Try these tried-and-tested tips to help soothe sore gums and give baby (and you) a little relief. 

1. Utilise your ice tray

Squeeze any leftover Squish 100% Fruit Puree into an ice tray and freeze. Next time baby is suffering from the teething blues, put an ice cube into a mesh feeder and let your little one gnaw and suck away. All Squish 100% Fruit and Veg Puree pouches come with a resealable lid, which means you can just use what you need then save the rest in the fridge for later. 

2. Apply a little pressure

Make sure your hands are clean, then use your fingertips to give your baby a gentle gum massage. It is a simple and effective way to soothe pain.

3. Serve a slushy

Slushies can bring great relief for teething toddlers. Pop a whole Squish 100% Fruit or Fruit and Yogi Puree into the freezer– try Pear, Banana + Strawberry; Apple, Guava + Yoghurt; or Fruit Medley + Yoghurt. Once it is frozen, take it out and leave it to melt to a slushy consistency. Your little one will enjoy sucking straight from the pouch nozzle, with the icy mix providing sore-gum relief. This is great as an at-home soother and is super convenient if you’re out and about too. Squish 100% Fruit Purees are made from undiluted quality fruit and are free from preservatives, colourants and flavourants – plus they have no added cane sugar or starch. 

4. Keep mopping

Teething babies tend to drool a lot, and this can cause rashes and skin irritations. Make sure you always have a supply of cloths or wipes on hand so that you can keep their chin and neck as dry as possible.

5. Try a little white noise

Teething often means sleepless nights – for you and your child. Experts say this is because there is nothing to distract your baby from the pain and suggest installing a white noise machine to help them drift off to sleep. 

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