More than anything, this first years soft teething beads product give your child something to chew on, and provide a welcome distraction from any pain they may be experiencing. Chilling them slightly in the fridge beforehand can also help. Fruits and vegetables If your child is chewing, try giving them pieces of raw fruit and vegetables to chew on. Again, this can help reduce pain and cause distraction.
The Dentinox teething gel contains a very mild local anaesthetic, which can be rubbed on the child's gums to relieve the discomfort.
Often seen as a last resort by most parents, painkilling medicine such as the Calpol Infant Suspension contain small doses of ibruprofen/paracetamol, and actively help to reduce pain.