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When do Babies get Teeth?

When do Babies get Teeth?

Providing Relief

“Not all kids are uncomfortable with teething,” says Dr. Greene. “And those who are may not be with every tooth.” If your child is fussy, there are some simple ways to ease her discomfort:

Gentle pressure
Gently massage your infant’s gums with a clean finger.

Opt for firm plastic to limit exposure to bisphenol A, a potentially harmful chemical common in soft plastics. Or try a natural rubber or silicone teething toy.

Cold Comfort
Chewing on something cool is a great way to reduce inflammation and ease discomfort. Place crushed ice in a washcloth or terry toy and let your child chew on it for 10 to 15 minutes.

Homeopathic teething tablets
Natural brands, such as Hylands teething tablets, have safe, natural ingredients and melt in your child’s mouth to provide relief. (Consult a physician prior to use.)

Fever Aid
Once you’ve ruled out other potential causes of fever with a visit to the doctor, the recommended dose of Tempra can help reduce fever and provide comfort.

Meet our Experts

Dr. Alan Greene, founder of and author of Raising Baby Green
Kathy Arnos author of The Complete Teething Guide