Tips And Tricks For When Your Baby Is Teething

It’s three a.m. and you wake with a start. Your baby is crying. You rush in and their fever is through the roof with some diarrhea to make your night even longer. You decide you’re in for a long night because it’s teething time. Dr. Fuller, pediatric dentist says, "usually baby’s teeth begin to come in around the age of seven months." During this time it may be very painful for them and they may have a variety of symptoms. However, there are some things that you can do at home to alleviate some of the pain.

"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.


  1. This was very informative. My cousins baby is starting to teeth. I will have to show this article to her. I hope it helps her out.
    Emily Smith |

    1. Hello Emily,
      Thank-you for stopping by. I'm glad to hear that this article was helpful.


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