Baby Products for New Parents: Relieving Colic, Gas, Constipation, and Sore Gums
Mommy’s Bliss recommends these products to help with your baby’s colic, gas, teething, and constipation.
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How to Soothe Your Baby’s Sore Gums from Teething
“A few of the most common signs of teething are fussiness, an increase in saliva, and constantly putting their hands—or really anything—in their mouths,” Dr. Malhotra says. If you think your child is teething, you can give their little gums a massage or give them something cold to “chew” on to help soothe the pain. Another great remedy is Mommy Bliss’s Baby Gum Massage Gel, which uses USDA-certified organic chamomile and vanilla to soothe a baby’s tender gums. It’s safe to administer to babies ages 2 months and older and has no benzocaine or alcohol. Dr. Malhotra also points out that a fever is not usually a symptom of teething. “If your baby is fussy and has a fever, it could be a sign of illness or infection. It’s best to check in with your pediatrician.”
How to Relieve Your Baby’s Constipation
“If your child has poop that comes out as hard balls or your child is uncomfortable and straining to poop, these are signs that your little one may be constipated,” Dr. Malhotra says. Constipation can be caused by switching between breast milk and formula, by the mother’s diet in a breast-fed baby, or even due to an intolerance to milk protein. Because a newborn’s digestive system is still developing, probiotics such as Mommy’s Bliss Probiotic Drops can help by adding beneficial bacterial flora to the gut. For babies ages 6 months and older, Mommy’s Bliss offers Constipation Ease made with ingredients like prune juice to help get things moving again.
As a new parent, it’s often so hard to know if your baby is okay, which is why it’s important to have the best quality essentials at home. However, it’s also important to remember that you have good parental instincts, and you’re the best advocate for your child. So, if anything doesn’t feel right, it probably isn't, and you need to call your pediatrician.
This article is sponsored by Mommy’s Bliss, and NYMetroParents does not officially endorse any products.