Tips And Tricks For When Your Baby Is Teething
"First, don’t panic. It is normal for your child to experience a fever, drooling, gum swelling and biting behavior. Rest assured that this stage does not last long," says Dr. Cameron Fuller. For the pain you can get a cold washcloth from the freezer or refrigerator that you have put some water on and let them chew on that. There are also numerous, “chew toys” that you can purchase. These symptoms may begin three to five days before the actual tooth begins to break the skin.
There is also oral gel that you can rub on gums to help with the pain. While you can choose to use a fever reducer you can also use a cool washcloth on their head or a cool bath as long as the fever does not reach over 101.
As always, if there are any signs or symptoms that persist and their teeth have already come in or the symptoms do not seem to be normal call their pediatrician right away.