Teething can create minor discomfort in the gums as the teeth begin to appear, as well as irritability and an increase in saliva. That said, most children don’t suffer major difficulties during this time.
If your child is teething, you have a variety of options to help ease their discomfort – using oral analgesics can provide relief, as can chilled teething rings that your child can “gum.”
You may have seen over the counter teething gels, but we discourage these because of the potential of toxicity these products can create in infants.
If your child is displaying signs or symptoms more severe than apparent irritability or mild discomfort, we recommend contacting your pediatrician.