- Put teething rings and pacifiers in the refrigerator. Avoid the freezer as ice can burn a baby's sensitive tissues in their mouth!
- Cold, wet washcloths. Your baby can chew on these and the cold will feel good against their gums. Leave part of the washcloth dry so your baby can hold it without getting wet.
- Baby ibuprofen or acetaminophen. These can help relieve pain and discomfort but make sure to get the proper dosage from Dr. Payam. Don't rub medicine on your baby's gum and no whiskey!
- Gum massage. This can help counteract the pressure from an erupting tooth. Use a clean, dry finger and gently rub it along your baby's gums.