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​Learn the signs and symptoms to look for when your baby is teething and how you can help to soothe your baby's gums.

Key points

  • Healthy teeth are an important part of your baby's health.
  • Treat your baby's pain with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • You can help soothe your baby's gums with a chilled (but not frozen) washcloth or teething ring made of rubber.
  • Sugary drinks such as juice and soda contribute to tooth decay. Limit your baby's intake of these drinks and never allow them to sleep with a bottle.
Last updated: November 20th 2023