How to Help Your Teething Baby Sleep Through the Night

How to Help Your Teething Baby Sleep Through the Night

How to Help Your Teething Baby Sleep Through the Night

Every parent knows that teething can be a challenging time for babies—and for their exhausted parents. As those tiny teeth push through the gums, babies can become fussy, irritable, and have trouble sleeping. This can lead to long, sleepless nights for everyone involved. However, there are ten strategies you can try to help your teething baby sleep more comfortably at night.

  • Comforting Chews and Toys: One of the most effective ways to help your teething baby at night is to provide them with something to chew on. Teething toys such Jet by The Clever Baby are designed to be chilled in the refrigerator and can provide soothing relief to sore gums. Be sure to choose toys that are safe for your baby to chew on and monitor them closely while they are using them.
  • Gentle Massage: Gently massaging your baby's gums with a clean finger can help alleviate some of the discomfort caused by teething. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before touching your baby's mouth and use gentle, circular motions to massage the gums. 
  • Cool Compress: Applying a cool, damp washcloth to your baby's gums can also provide relief. The coolness can help to numb the gums and reduce inflammation, making it easier for your baby to fall asleep and find comfort.
  • Teething Gel: There are over-the-counter teething gels available that can help to numb your baby's gums and provide relief from teething pain. However, it's important to use these gels sparingly and only as directed, as some may contain ingredients that can be harmful if ingested in large amounts. Be sure to consult your pediatrician before using any teething gel.
  • Pain Relief Medication: If your baby is particularly uncomfortable, you may consider giving them a dose of infant pain relief medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Be sure to follow the dosing instructions carefully and consult with your pediatrician before giving your baby any medication.
  • Comforting Bedtime Routine: Establishing a comforting bedtime routine can help to signal to your baby that it's time to wind down and prepare for sleep. This can include activities such as a warm bath, gentle rocking, and reading a bedtime story.
  • White Noise: Some babies find white noise to be soothing and helpful for falling asleep. You can try using a white noise machine or a fan to create a consistent, calming sound in your baby's room.
  • Comfortable Sleep Environment: Ensuring that your baby's sleep environment is comfortable can also help them to sleep better at night. Make sure that the room is at a comfortable temperature and that your baby is dressed appropriately for sleep.
  • Nighttime Feeding: If your baby wakes up during the night due to teething pain, offering them a comforting feeding can help to soothe them back to sleep. Just be sure to avoid feeding them anything that could be harmful to their teeth, such as sugary drinks.
  • Patience and Understanding: Finally, it's important to remember that teething is a temporary phase and it will eventually pass. Be patient with your baby and provide them with plenty of love and comfort during this challenging time.

  • Helping your teething baby sleep through the night can be a challenging task, but with patience, understanding, and a few helpful strategies, you can help your baby to sleep more comfortably and peacefully. By providing them with soothing toys, gentle massages, and a comforting bedtime routine, you can help your baby—and yourself—get the rest you both need.


    Tricia Meyer is a serial entrepreneur, business lawyer and mom of 6! Tricia is the Co-Founder at The Clever Baby. The Clever Baby recently launched its first product Jet - a patented, innovative teether and dispenser all-in-one, and is committed to developing clever products for parents and creating magical moments for babies and kids. Tricia has been featured in many publications including Inc., Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, American Express OPEN Forum, and more! Tricia has also received 30+ awards over the course of her career including being recognized by Crain’s Chicago as one of the most influential lawyers in Chicago and by Forbes on the Next1000 list! Learn more about The Clever Baby at www.thecleverbaby.com.