Teething happens to every little one as they grow, and it can be quite uncomfortable for them as their new teeth push up through their gums. …read moreSee less
When your baby is teething they may be fussy, drooly, and may want to chew on things more than usual, as this helps to ease their pain. If you want to help to soothe your child as they’re teething, you may want to try one of our teething remedies, which can help to ease pain and make your child more comfortable.
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What should I give to my teething baby?
Teething can be uncomfortable for your baby, but there are ways to help ease their symptoms.
You can give your baby sugar-free painkillers like Calpol, or see if they take to a teething ring that can be cooled in the fridge.
You can also try teething gels, but it’s recommended to try other methods first.
If your baby is 6 months and over, you can give them healthy things to chew on like raw vegetables, but always keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t choke.
How long does teething pain last?
Babies will usually start to get their first teeth at around 6 months old.
Teething is a painful and uncomfortable time for your baby, and it can last from just a few days until a tooth is visible or much longer.
By the time your child is 3, all twenty of their baby teeth should have come through.
Can benzocaine be used for teething pain?
Products that contain benzocaine usually aren’t suitable for children under the age of 2, as it could cause serious side effects.
If your child is suffering from teething pain, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health visitor to recommend a suitable product for them.
What does teething look like?
Teething typically starts at around 6 months old and it can be an uncomfortable time for your baby.
If your baby is teething, you may notice that they’re crying more than usual, drooling a lot, biting and possibly rubbing their cheeks or pulling on their ears.
There may also be changes to their eating and sleeping habits, like struggling to drink from a bottle or waking up during the night.