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.

Child teething

Signs and symptoms of teething can include:

  • Frequent crying and crankiness
  • A mild fever
  • Reddened cheeks and drooling
  • Loss of or reduced appetite
  • Mild diarrhoea
  • Sucking or gnawing on toys
  • Pulling the ear on the same side as the erupting tooth

However, it’s important to remember teething should not cause severe illness. If your child has a fever or diarrhoea, see your doctor.

Relief for teething babies

The pressure on the gums from chewing something can sometimes provide temporary relief from the pain of teething, you could try:

    • Refrigerating a teething ring (always follow the manufacturer’s instructions).
    • Try rubbing your child’s gums gently with a clean finger.
    • A dummy or pacifier may also help.

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.

Find your nearest Dymadon retailer

Dymadon is sold in all good pharmacies throughout Australia.

139 Pangee St NYNGAN Au

43.4 km

Chemist Warehouse Bairnsdale

458 Main Street

43.6 km

Airport West Pharmacy

Shop 146 Westfield S/T

46.6 km