Teething in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Did you know that some of the common teething advice for parents is not safe for babies and small children?

Signs of Teething

Tooth eruption, commonly called teething, occurs in stages from the ages of six to thirty-six months. Some children will experience minimal symptoms while others may experience sore gums, fussiness, changes in behavior, frequent drooling, and sucking or chewing on fingers and other objects. A child’s gums can also look red, purple, or puffy when teeth are getting ready to erupt.

Relief for Teething Infants

Some parents may worry about their child experiencing pain during teething, but the discomfort is usually mild. If the child is in significant discomfort then an oral analgesic, such as Tylenol, may be a good option for short-term relief. A parent should consult with the child’s doctor before administering pain reliever to a child especially for children under 2 years of age.

For your child’s safety we recommend:

  • Only use room temperature or slightly chilled pacifiers and teething rings; never frozen
  • Do not use topical anesthetics & pain-relieving teething gels
  • Consult with your pediatrician prior to using homeopathic remedies
  • Consult with your pediatrician prior to using oral analgesic (such as Tylenol)
  • Do not put anything on a pacifier such as sugar, honey, or other sweeteners

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