Information & Advice
Your baby is likely to start teething at around six months – but this can vary, with some early starters and others not developing first teeth until they're about one. Teething can cause some pain and discomfort, but you can help minimise this by recognising the tell-tale signs.
Teething rings give your baby something they can safely chew on, which may help and provide a distraction. Cooling the teething ring in the fridge might give extra comfort and help prevent swelling of your baby's gums.Shop now
Teething gels can be useful for babies over three months old. They're sugar free and some contain a mild anaesthetic, which will help to numb pain. For babies under three months, speak to your GP or health visitor. Always read the label.Shop now
Chewing on anything they can get hold of is a sure sign of teething and it's time to act! Give weaning babies* healthy things to chew on such as appropriately cut raw fruit or vegetables – but never leave them unsupervised due to the risk of choking.Shop now
Painkilling medicine suitable for babies and young children, including those containing paracetamol or ibuprofen, can be useful if your little one is in pain or has a raised temperature. Always read the label.Shop now
Cool drinks made with cooled down boiled water can relieve babies' sore gums, as well as helping with dribbling.Shop now
Soft cloths can be invaluable in helping to prevent rashes on a teething baby's face. Use them when your baby dribbles to help keep him or her from irritation.Shop now
*Government guidelines state you should not wean your baby before six months unless on the advice of a healthcare professional.
Bright Starts Chill & Teethe feature fun shapes and textures that are filled with water, ready to chill. They're also easy to grasp.Shop now
Dr Brown's Special Edition Soother Gift Set makes an ideal present for a newborn, containing a BPA free green bottle, plus a 0-6 months Soother and Soother Clip.Shop now
Nuby Icybite Teething Keys help soothe and stimulate sore gums safely. In fun colours, the teether is specially designed to be easy to hold in little hands.Shop now
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