Treatment for Teething Discomfort

If your baby experiences discomfort while teething, as in most cases, you can:

Rub the affected gum area with a clean finger for approximately two minutes at a time. A cold teething ring can also be used. Many babies find this soothing, although they may protest at first.

Provide safe objects for babies to chew on, such as a teething ring as previously discussed. Babies who are teething like to gnaw on things to relieve the pressure from an erupting tooth. Having safe objects to chew on can help prevent babies from chewing on items that is dangerous to them such as electrical cords or babies chewing on window sills that consist of lead in the paint.

Some parents use topical gels and other teething remedies. How effective those products are is questionable.

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