Monday, October 12, 2009


My daughter has been constantly chewing on her fingers the last week or so which leaves me she teething? I thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about some of the symptoms of teething and what you can do to help your child.

  • Irritability
  • Drooling
  • Coughing (due to excess saliva)
  • Biting and gnawing
  • Cheek rubbing and ear pulling (pain can travel to these areas)

Addition Possible Symptoms (these are thought to be correlated to teething, but have not been proven):

  • Diarrhea
  • Low-grade fever
  • Not sleeping well
  • Cold like symptoms (runny nose)

So what are some things that you can do for your child to ease the pain of teething?

  • Offer your child cold/frozen teething rings
  • Feed your child chilled foods such as applesauce or yogurt
  • Use Baby Orajel or a similar pain relieving product
  • Give your baby Tylenol (check with your doctor first to make sure this is ok)

Here are some additional resources:

Feel free to leave comments about what has worked well for your teething child.


tiffany said...

Are you supposed to freeze teething rings or put them in the fridge. My husband and I are disagreeing on this issue!

Allsups said...

Great question Tiffany. I did some research and it depends on the brand/type of teething ring. Some are safe to freeze and some are not. It is best to check the packaging information.