Teething is a natural process for your baby so you should not be overly concerned about it. Being aware of the symptoms associated with teething will help ease your baby through the process. Extra cuddles and play time can help distract your little one from teething.

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When do babies start teething?

All babies are different when it comes to teething, some babies are born with teeth, others start teething as young as 4 months old whilst on average most babies start teething around 6 months old.

What are the symptoms of teething?

There are many symptoms for teething as all babies are different but general symptoms include sore and red gums especially in the place the tooth is coming through, a flushed cheek or a rash on their face, dribbling more than usual whilst chewing on toys, a mild temperature of less than 38C and trouble sleeping. 

What treatments are available for teething?

Every baby is different so you may have to try different things to find what works for your baby. Pain killers, like paracetamol and ibuprofen, can help ease the pain associated with teething, alongside teething rings and teething gels and powders. Our pharmacist can recommend treatment options for your little one. 

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