Teething is an exciting time for parents as it is a physical sign of baby growing older and nothing melts the heart more than a smile from your loved one with little teeth showing.

They can also start eating more solid foods which accelerates their development.

It can also be a time of stress for baby, as this period is accompanied by sore or tender gums that may appear red or swollen. Other changes are also occurring at this time but teething is the term used to describe this stage.

Parents can feel frustrated as they try to relieve their baby's discomfort. Different things you can try are:

  • A cold teething ring
  • Gently rubbing the gums with a finger or the back of a cold spoon
  • Ask your pharmacist for a pain reliever to suit your baby. Always seek medical advice if symptoms persist.

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