Tips On How To Help Your Teething Baby

Tips On How To Help Your Teething Baby


No, not my babies. They have now fully grown milk teeth. Thank goodness for that! But my friends’ babies teeth have just started coming out and I wanted to help out by getting advice from our fellow bloggers who has some tips for baby teething.

Before we go into that – just a note that all babies are different when it come to baby teething.

Some babies are born with their first teeth. Others start teething before they are 4 months old, and some after 12 months. But most babies start teething at around 6 months. Evelyn’s teething started around 10 months whilst Ethan was around 4 months.

Teething symptoms

Some baby teeth may feel no pain or discomfort at all. At other times, you may notice these symptoms:

  • your baby’s gum is sore and red – this mean the milk tooth is coming through
  • one cheek is flushed
  • your baby is dribbling more than usual
  • they are gnawing and chewing on things a lot, especially with their hands.
  • they are more feeling or expressing distress or irritation than usual

Some people think that teething causes other symptoms, such as diarrhoea and fever, but there’s no evidence to support this.

You know your baby best. If they have any symptoms that are causing you concern, then seek medical advice. You can call NHS 111 or contact your GP.


So from our fellow bloggers, I give you their tips on how to help your teething baby…

Tips On How To Help Your Teething Baby

Ethan was 153 days old. Already he was teething!


1. Dentinox Baby Teething Gel

For us we found Dentinox Baby Teething Gel really works for us. 

2. Ashton & Parson teething powder has the thumb up from varies bloggers mums such as…

Laura, Five Little Doves: “It was the only thing that really helped mine as babies!”

Charlotte, Cups of Charlotte: We found this is the only thing which worked in the end.”

3. An amber ankle bracelet.

Erica, The Incidental Parent: “I was dubious but it seems to work!”  

4. Anbesol Liquid, & Dr Browns Watermelon freezer teether

Sophia, Tattooed Tealady found this be the quickest and most effective method for helping out little one with teething on a day-to-day basis, alongside Ashton & Parson’s teething powders and the Dr Browns Watermelon freezer teether, which is super slim and easy to grip with little hands! 

5. Breastmilk ice lollies

 Nadia, Scandi Mummy: “Breastmilk ice lollies served us well!”

6. A damp clean flannel in the freezer

Emma, Ready Freddie Go used to place a damp clean flannel in the freezer and then let Freddie chomp on it to provide relief. “I have heard of people doing this alternatively by soaking it in chamomile tea and freezing to provide relief too.” 

Tips On How To Help Your Teething Baby

7. A cool cucumber or carrot stick

Emily, Emily and IndianaIf they’re little, a cool cucumber or carrot stick is great for little gums to chew on!” 

8. Ice cubes in the frozen fruit feeder & Nelsons teething powder

Lynne, New Mummy Blog“Put ice cubes in the frozen fruit feeder net for little ones to sit and chomp on. Also Nelsons teething powder.” 

9. Biltong to chew on (dried meat!)

Hannah, Planes Trains and Meltdowns: I lived in South Africa for 5 years and there they use biltong to chew on (dried meat!)” 

10. Your Teething Baby: From one parent to another – The Book!

Emma, Emma Reed has gone a step further! We had an awful time with teething and tried so many products. It got to the point where I’d hunted for answers and books on the internet but couldn’t find much so I decided to write my own book. I made contact with the largest teething companies and spoke to other parents to create a one stop guide full of tips, advice, remedies, symptoms to look for, old wives tales, oral care and even ice lolly recipes. It’s out now on Amazon (if you wanted to include it). I also have plenty of posts about teething on my site including a sneak peek of the book.”


So there you have it. I hope the above advices help you and your little ones lives a little bit more bearable.

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Tips On How To Help Your Teething Baby

Su x



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Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 08/07/2017 / 8:05 pm

    Fantastic tips and I love that they’ve all come from fellow parents 🙂 My two year old is currently getting her molars and wanting to chew everything!

    • 08/07/2017 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you Helen. I hope your 2 yo will get through this with ease. xx

  2. 08/07/2017 / 11:14 pm

    Some great tips. I agree that the powders seem to be the only thing that work for my little one. Cucumber is also a winner!

  3. 09/07/2017 / 8:34 pm

    Thank you for including my tip Su! Thankfully mine are all past the teething stage but I remember how difficult it was and I hope this can help someone with a teething baby!

  4. 09/07/2017 / 9:12 pm

    Fab tips lovey! I’m definitely going to give these a try. Emmie suffers a lot with her teeth, poor thing x

    • 11/07/2017 / 12:35 pm

      Oh nooo! I hope these will help Emmie to brighten her day soon. xx

  5. 09/07/2017 / 11:12 pm

    I’m so pleased to be passed this phase. Teething is one of the worst things for babies and a tough one for us parents to know what to do to help them. Great advice x

    • 11/07/2017 / 12:38 pm

      Me too! You feel so helpless and you want the phase to just ride out so quickly. x

  6. 11/07/2017 / 2:37 pm

    Amazing tips and tricks. It must be so heartbreaking to see the little one cry because of the pain.

  7. 12/07/2017 / 3:09 pm

    I think one of the major symptoms is that baby starts chewing hard things. It is already mentioned in the post. All other symptoms are new to me. Nice post 🙂

    • 12/07/2017 / 6:31 pm

      Ours dribbles a lot! lol! Thank you so much. It is very much appreciated.

  8. 14/07/2017 / 4:17 pm

    Teething is the worst! The only things that seem to help my little guy are Tylenol and something to chew on – usually a teething toy or vegetable.
    Thanks for the list.

  9. 14/07/2017 / 4:28 pm

    Brilliant tips! My little boy is teething at the moment and he is slobbering everywhere! Will definitely be trying out some of these tips. #FabFridayPost

    • 22/07/2017 / 4:30 pm

      Haha I know! Slobbering is so lovely isn’t it. lol! Good Luck with it all. x

  10. 14/07/2017 / 9:01 pm

    Good tips. We’ve had good luck with wet washcloths.

  11. 15/07/2017 / 3:17 am

    These tips are great! We are way past teething here, but the cold/frozen washcloth is a great tip. My youngest niece just ended her teething stage and she used to chew on everything! The washcloth was a great help for her.

    • 22/07/2017 / 4:36 pm

      Oh goodie! Good to hear that she has passed the stage. Phewww! Ours won’t that interested on cloth. lol! x

  12. 15/07/2017 / 3:35 am

    That is such a cute picture of you and baby Ethan! We are in the U.S., but I swear by Hyland’s Teething Tablets. They seem to help a lot, especially at night time!

    • 22/07/2017 / 4:39 pm

      Aww… Thanks. I’ve never heard of them before – but they sound like what we need over here! x

  13. 16/07/2017 / 2:40 pm

    Great tips. The teething powders were the only thing that seemed to work for my two but interestingly they both responded to different ones, so if one doesn’t work try another.

  14. 16/07/2017 / 10:25 pm

    It’s such a tough phase both for mother and baby and I remember using the teething powders with a vengeance. And calpol and cooling rings, and Farley’s baby rusks, they seemed to help. #FabFridayPost

    • 22/07/2017 / 4:43 pm

      Oh yes! Calpol definitely helps – a lot! & Farley’s baby rusks too. I have forgotten about that one. Good call. x

  15. 17/07/2017 / 2:02 pm

    Keira seemed to suffer so bad when she was teething – we used anbesol liquid and I also bought an amber teething necklace from a shop in Greenwich. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • 22/07/2017 / 4:45 pm

      Oh… I never got around to trying out the amber teething necklace. I don’t know why. It’s good to know that they works. x

  16. 17/07/2017 / 10:33 pm

    Fantastic tips Su, and timely too. As we holiday with family and a new cousin is teething. I will share this with the momma’s and see what they do! As for us, we put bagels in the freezer and let the girls gnaw away! #FabFridayPost xoxo

    • 22/07/2017 / 4:48 pm

      Oh yes! Please do share. It’s funny isn’t it – one moment they were babies chewing bagels and the next they are running around everywhere! I hope this post will help your new cousin. xx

  17. 20/07/2017 / 12:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing tips.

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