Teething products

Advice on what to look for when you purchase baby teething products such as teething gel, teething rings and teethers.
During teething your baby may experience degrees of discomfort with sore gums. Teething products such as teething rings or teething gels can help sooth sore gums.

Teethers

Teethers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are hard and others soft and chewy, others have textured edges. Some even have an additional element such as an integral rattle or character shape. Ensure the size is appropriate for your baby and thin enough to chew easily.

Try a fridge cooled teether, just pop it in the fridge for a few hours and it will help your soothe babies gums when teething. However, teething should not make your baby ill, if he seems unwell check with your doctor, as it is easy to put it down to teething when in fact he may have a more serious condition, such as an ear infection.

Some teethers are dishwasher-safe, others can be washed in warm soapy water. If you need to sterilise them, they should be immersed into a cold water and chemical solution, not boiled or steam sterilised. Water filled teethers can be cooled in the fridge before use and give comfort to sore gums. Do not be tempted to freeze them as they could damage your baby?s gums if used frozen.

Teething gels

Teething gels can give temporary relief from sore or painful gums. There are several varieties of teething gels on the market, including homeopathic gels. Teething gels usually contain a local anaesthetic and are dabbed on the troubled spot at prescribed intervals. Teething gels are sugar-free and come in a variety of flavours. Some are suitable for use from birth so check on the packet before buying. Older babies (over six months) who are taking some baby food may find it helps to chew on a hard teething biscuit.

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Ashton & Parsons is really useful in teething period. I use it on my baby. He is nearly 10 months old and has 4 teeth and 2 still coming out. It is very helpful for the baby to relax, and it takes away the pain and tiredness. As soon as I give him 1 dose of the powder, he goes sleep straight away.
I recommend it to everyone.
by melerdi 2nd Nov 2009, 10:31am
MY WEE ONE STARTED TO SHOW SIGHNS OR EARLY TEETHING SINE TWP MONTHS. EXCESSIVE DROOLING, BITING HARD BUT WAS NOT IN DISCOMFORT. IT IS ONLY THE LSAT FEWS WEEK HE IS HURTING, RED GUMS, IRRITIABLE WANTING HELD ALL THE NORMAL THINGS AND NO SIGN OF ANY TEETH
by buzzmcfly 12th Sep 2009, 8:06pm
theetex was advised to me by doctor as my lad is 8 months and has been teething since he was 3 months he now has 7 teeth... but not sure if it si great for him as its medicine in a bottle . They also seemed to have changed it from 2 years upwards .. were as before it used to be 3 months onwards ...


He really struggle with pain dribbling sleepless nights and very restless and wants everthing in his mouth .. In fact since he has been born i have not had 1 night proper sleep or him ........
by OlaDapo 29th Jun 2009, 9:59am
orajel is available to get in the uk!-from ebay- it is very good
by mummyamanda 25th Feb 2009, 9:25am
i use Viburcol they are drops which i got in the health shop suitable from birth for all babys troubles
by sp70 3rd Dec 2008, 8:02am
i was given a tube of teething gel from a friend who went to America it is called baby orajel if you know anyone who is going there ask them to pick you some up it is amazing better that any product in england.
by AskBaby8355 1st May 2007, 8:49am

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