Teething can be a stressful time for both you and your toddler, and toddlers usually cut their first tooth when they are about four to eight months old. Some signs that your toddler may be teething are increased biting, drooling, sucking, and irritability, and these usually occur the few days before and after the tooth cuts. However, you can help to alleviate some of your toddler’s pain and make the process easier with a few tips and tricks.
Getting into a routine of massaging your toddler’s gums when they are born will help make the process easier. A chilled teething ring can also help alleviate your toddler’s pain, and if they have a pacifier, toddlers can use it to massage their gums. However, if you think a teething ring or pacifier is too rough on your toddler’s new teeth, a cool, wet wash cloth is always soothing for them to suck on. Although it is an uncomfortable process for your toddler, by the time they are three years old they will have a set of 20 beautiful new teeth.