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Reducing Biting in Teething Babies

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Topic Overview

Some babies bite during teething, because they feel discomfort or pain. The most common symptoms of teething include:

Teething rings or teethers can help ease your baby's discomfort from teething. Many items are available and clearly marked for this purpose. Do not use fluid-filled teethers. Make sure that items will not pose a choking hazard and are safe to put in a baby's mouth.

Biting or chewing on a clean, frozen washcloth can also help relieve teething pain.


Credits for Reducing Biting in Teething Babies

Current as of: February 10, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics


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