How do I ease my child's teething pain ?
Teething can make your child downright
miserable. To help your child, consider gently rubbing
their gums with either a clean wet finger or a cold
spoon. This will help ease the pain and often soothes an
Chilled teething rings are another popular
option. When using a teething ring, make sure it is
chilled but not frozen as frozen teething rings may cause
frostbite to lips and gums.
Many parents allow their children to chew on a
clean cold wash rag or to chew on ice wrapped in a
washcloth. If you do this, please watch your child to
make sure they don't accidentally choke on ice which may
work its way out of the washcloth.
We advise against using "teething" biscuits,
cold carrots, or cold celery sticks to ease your child's
discomfort. "Teething" biscuits can promote tooth decay
while pieces of celery or carrots can create choking
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