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Is your baby starting to teethe and struggling to know how to ease their pain? Read on to find out some ways to help both bub and you relax!
Teething begins at around 6 months of age, with the first tooth appearing anywhere between 3 and 12 months of age. Often bottom middle teeth will appear first, with the two top front teeth showing shortly after. All 20 teeth should be in their little mouths by the age of 3.
What to look out for
Teething signs vary between babies and toddlers. While some may find teething painless, others will find the opposite. The most common symptoms to keep an eye out for include reddened cheeks, waking up in the middle of the night, higher temperature, crying or irritability, rubbing of an ear or earlobe, excessive dribbling, teething rash (found around the mouth and chin), and refusing food or milk.
Helping to soothe the pain
Some of the best ways to ease your bub’s discomfort include frozen or cold foods like pieces of banana or cucumber. They should be large enough for your child to avoid inhaling or swallowing them accidentally. Little games like Peek-A-Boo or Surprise can help distract from the pain and help soothe them. Dr Brown’s Teether range, including Flexees, Nawgums, and Coolees each assist in different ways to ease your little one’s painful teething journey.