Teething

    • We recommend cold teething rings for babies who are uncomfortable while teething. Frozen mini bagels also work well, although they can get a little messy.

    • If your child is particularly fussy or having difficulty sleeping because of teething pain, you may give him/her a dose of acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil). If a child will not stop crying even briefly an hour after administration of a proper dose of medication, please contact the office.

    • We do not recommend topical benzocaine (such as Orajel), homeopathic remedies (such as Hyland’s teething tablets), or other over the counter teething products.

    • If a child has a fever while teething, he/she likely does not only have teething discomfort.