If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve had to deal with teething babies at least once or twice. That telltale drool and cranky disposition can make it difficult to figure out how best to soothe your little one.

Fear not! Here are some of the most effective ways to help your baby through the teething process.

Cold Compress

Cold compresses are a great way to help reduce inflammation and pain in a teething baby’s gums. Soak a clean cloth in cold water or wrap an ice pack in another cloth and apply it gently against your baby’s gums.

You may find that they start to feel relief almost immediately. Be sure not to leave the compress on for too long though, as this could cause more damage than good.


Teethers come in all shapes, sizes, textures, and materials — so there’s bound to be something that your baby likes! Teethers provide physical relief from their sore gums while also providing entertainment and distraction from their discomfort.

It is important to note that not all teethers are created equal - be sure to buy from reputable brands and regularly inspect them for cracks or other damage (this goes for any toys you give your child).

Also, don’t forget about hygiene- always make sure the teether is washed before giving it back to your baby!

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Gently rubbing or massaging your baby’s gums can be incredibly soothing for them when they’re feeling uncomfortable due to teething. Use gentle pressure with a finger or clean cloth — just enough pressure so that the gum feels good but doesn't hurt too much.

Make sure you always use clean hands and objects when massaging their gums as well; if anything isn't sterile, skip this method altogether!

Teething Gel

If you're looking for an over-the-counter remedy to help soothe your teething baby, teething gel may be a good option. Teething gel comes in both topical and oral forms, and is designed to help numb the gums and reduce inflammation.

While teething gel can be helpful, it's important to note that it should not be used as a substitute for other methods of pain relief, such as cold compresses or massaging the gums. It's also important to make sure that you are using a reputable brand of teething gel, as some gels may contain harmful ingredients.

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Distraction Techniques

Sometimes distraction is the best way to soothe a fussy baby who's feeling discomfort from teething pains. Try playing some soothing music or singing familiar songs; reading stories or playing peekaboo; going outside for some fresh air; or offering up fun objects like age-appropriate toys and books (just make sure they aren't choking hazards).

Not only will these activities help take baby’s mind off the pain, but they'll also help build strong parent-child bonds along the way!


Teething can be a tough time for both parents and babies alike. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can help ease their discomfort during this difficult period! Cold compresses, teethers, teething gel and gentle massage/rubbing techniques can all help ease the pain of teething babies — which means more peaceful nights (and days!) for everyone involved!

With these tips in mind, you'll be able to get through any crisis that comes up due to teething with minimal stress and maximum success!