Nobody likes to see a baby in distress, which is probably why there are so many suggested remedies out there on how to help a teething baby.
Here at Tommee Tippee, we’ve pulled some of them together into this quick reference guide. Please bear in mind though that what one mum swears by may not suit another, so try a few until you find something that works for you and your baby. You’ll know what works for you when you find it!
Ice ice baby
Anything cold will help to numb the pain, so get creative to help with teething. Frozen fruit or vegetables are great for them to gnaw on. Just make sure they are large enough to avoid the danger of choking - a frozen carrot for example, is ideal, as is a chunk of frozen banana.
Yogurt or apple sauce straight from the fridge can provide welcome relief too, as can a good old fashioned ice pop.
There are also a number of refrigerated teethers and soothers available to buy, though some mums swear by a clean washcloth or spoon kept in the fridge for a few hours and then applied to the gums.