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May 29, 2024

Teething Tips

Teething Tips

So what’s with all the drool? Is Baby teething? Here’s a handy timeline to help you figure it out:

Baby development experts say teething usually starts around 4 months old and continues until Baby is about 2 years old. Some babies may teeth sooner than others. When babies start teething, they usually do it in a predictable manner: first come the two lower middle teeth; next the four upper middle teeth, and after that the incisors (the furthest forward molars) then finally the back molars.

 An infant who is cutting teeth can be miserable, but some may seem not to notice, and no matter what, babies cutting teeth put everything into their mouths!

 Here’s help for Baby’s woes:

 • Give Baby a chilled teething ring or popsicle.

 • You can try infant Tylenol or Motrin (just be sure you’re dosing correctly). Pain gel is another option which deadens the sensation in the gums for a short period of time

 • Let Baby chew on a pacifier (keep a couple in the fridge so they’re cool)

 • Allowing Baby to suck on a cold, wet washcloth is helpful

About the Author

Susan Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief of Cincinnati Family Magazine and a mother of four.