Baby teething vomiting are biological processes that all babies must endure to grow their first set of teeth. If you are like many parents, it can cause you distress to witness the pain and discomfort that your infant feels. While the symptoms of teething can differ from child to child, they mostly contain some level of discomfort and in many cases are accompanied by vomiting and fever. While the process of teething is new teeth breaking or ‘cutting’ through the gum line, teething and vomiting are linked through a small infection. To make your child comfortable during these trying early months and years, try these simple tips to relieve the pain and treat the vomiting.
Use Petroleum Jelly to Treat Associated Rashes
Vomit, and the drool that usually goes with it are main sources of moisture on your baby’s delicate skin. Be sure to wipe it away, with a patting motion so as not to make the rash worse with friction. During bedtime hours, it is recommended that you apply a layer of white petroleum jelly (like Vaseline) between the soft skin and the drool. Your baby drooling or vomiting are inevitable, but by keeping it away from contact with their skin, you can avoid making a rash more hazardous.
Use Good Oral Hygiene
When the teeth are barely there, it can be easy to forget the importance of keeping them clean. However, it is important to know that keeping baby teeth healthy means healthier adult teeth to follow. If your baby’s teething is accompanied by vomiting, this can lead to severe tooth decay. Be sure not to let cavities form, or a build-up of plaque as these can lead to larger issues later in life. You want to give your baby every chance at health, so study an oral hygiene guide and be sure not to neglect even the smallest nubs in your child’s mouth!
Treat the Underlying Cause for Baby Teething Vomiting
First, you should know that there are many reasons why your baby might be teething and vomiting at the same time. They might also have an infection, or even a simple bug like a cold or flu. If you think it is necessary, seek some medical attention and follow the recommended treatment plan. You do not want your infant to suffer more pain than they must, which may mean seeking medical attention for them.
If your baby experiences severe dehydration, or respiratory distress with their vomiting, you should seek the advice of a licensed professional. Likewise, seek help if the baby’s vomiting is persistent, lasting for more than twelve hours. However, if you do decide to treat your baby’s extreme discomfort at home, there are several remedies for sore gums and vomiting. Try to massage your child’s gums. Thoroughly wash your hands and wrap a fingertip in a sterilized gauze pad. Rub in circular motions to stimulate the gums and soothe them.
You can also give your infant chilled or frozen things for them to gnaw on. A knotted rag works well, but things that freeze solid can be too hard for baby’s tender mouth. Using a small amount of an over the counter medication can treat your infant’s teething and vomiting. They work for both inflammation and nausea, making them suitable for your baby’s discomfort.