A baby’s first tooth usually erupts at about six months of age; however, this can occur as early as birth or as late as your child’s first birthday with most children having a full set of teeth by their 2nd or 3rd birthday.
Many babies experience some discomfort during teething and are often irritable when new teeth break through their gums.
However, it’s important to remember teething should not cause severe illness. If your child has a fever or diarrhoea, see your doctor.
The pressure on the gums from chewing something can sometimes provide temporary relief from the pain of teething, you could try:
Paracetamol – such as Dymadon for babies – can help to temporarily relieve pain or fever associated with teething. Always read the label to ensure you give your child the right dose.
Ask for Dymadon paracetamol at your pharmacy.