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Your Child's teeth: Teething

Jun 19 • 1 minute read

 

 Safely Soothing Teething Pain and Sensory Needs in Babies and ...

Teeth help your child chew and speak. Baby teeth also hold a spot for permanent teeth to come in.

Teething babies may be fussy, drool, and want to chew.

1 If you want to let your child chew on a teething ring, go for one that is hard and solid.

2 Steer clear of teething products that have benzocaine in them. The US Food and Drug Administration warns that benzocaine can make your baby very sick and may even cause death. 

US Food and Drug Administration. Risk of serious and potentially fatal blood disorder prompts FDA action on oral over-the-counter benzocaine products used for teething and mouth pain and prescription local anesthetics. Available at: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm608265.htm. Accessed November 2, 2018.

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