What Are Teething Symptoms?
Beyond teeth popping through, your baby might have a mild teething fever—less than 102°F—a runny nose, increased drooling, and/or decreased hunger for solid foods.
Don’t Worry If They’re...
Biting, chewing, or sucking more. If they are rubbing their gums. Or if they are just overall fussy.
It’s Not Teething...
If they have a fever over 102°F, if their appetite has decreased, have a rash somewhere other than on their face, cough or congestion, or uncontrolled diarrhea or vomiting. Contact your pediatrician or health-care provider.
Baby Teething? No Problem!
Here are 4 tips to take the pain out of teething.
Orajel Cooling Gel
Orajel™ Baby Daytime Cooling Gel for Teething is benzocaine free. Just a dab helps you soothe your baby’s sore gums.
Rub Tender Gums
Pressure from a clean finger or damp gauze pad can help with teething tenderness.
Cool Sore Gums
Gently apply a cool washcloth, spoon, or chilled teething ring onto your baby’s gums. Make sure it is cool, not ice cold!
If none of these tips offer relief and your baby is extra cranky, consult your doctor or health-care provider.