Advice for families:
Teething

During your baby’s first year, it is common for them to begin teething, which can sometimes cause discomfort or pain. At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we are aware of the challenges teething can present, and we are committed to supporting your baby during this stage.

If your baby is experiencing significant teething pain while at the nursery, we may contact you to discuss the option of providing them with some paracetamol, in accordance with our Administering Medication Policy. We prioritize open communication with parents to ensure your baby’s well-being and provide appropriate care.

Both at home and at the nursery, there are various methods you can try to help soothe your baby’s gums during teething. One common approach is to offer a teething ring that has been cooled in the fridge. If you choose to bring a teething ring to the nursery, rest assured that we will sterilize it after each use to ensure its safety and cleanliness. Additionally, gently rubbing your baby’s sore gums with a clean finger can provide relief.

For babies over 6 months old, you can introduce finger foods that can help soothe their gums, such as chilled carrot or cucumber slices. However, it is crucial to closely supervise your child while they are eating as finger foods can pose a choking hazard. We maintain a vigilant environment at the nursery to ensure the safety of all children during mealtimes.

For further guidance and information on how to help your baby with teething, we recommend referring to the NHS website. It offers valuable resources and tips to support you through this phase of your baby’s development.

At Venn Boulevard Nursery, we understand the discomfort that teething can cause for babies, and we are dedicated to providing a caring and supportive environment. Together, we can navigate this stage and help soothe your baby’s gums, ensuring their comfort and well-being.

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