Teething Tips for Parents

Teething can start as early as four months. A teething baby may drool more than usual or may have discomfort, problems sleeping, or a fever. If your baby is in discomfort due to teething, there are some options for you to help soothe them:

  • Keep it cool. Cold can be comforting. You may wish to check out such tools as frozen teething rings to help your baby through the teething process.
  • Try an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine. There are certain OTC medicines to relieve fevers that are appropriate and labeled for treating young children with fever. For more information about giving medicines to children, click here.
  • Talk with your healthcare provider or dentist. When teething is accompanied by fever or nasal congestion, if your child appears “unwell,” or if you have any questions about your child’s fever or the correct dose of medicine to give, contact a healthcare provider or dentist.