Teething Tips

Teething can be a tricky time, particularly for first-time parents who may be unfamiliar with the symptoms.

Alex Gladwin, a mummy blogger, discusses her experience of teething and shares some handy tips to soothe your teething baby.

Note to parents: The information in this section of the site is not designed to diagnose or provide treatment advice, it is simply the experience of one mum. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, you should always consult with an appropriate healthcare professional.

Here are some handy tips to help you identify if your little one is teething, and how to help them through the teething process.

Teething tips

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Is your baby teething?
Teething can be a tricky time, particularly for first-time parents who may be unfamiliar with the symptoms. 

Run through our handy checklist to help recognise the signs; 

• Run a clean finger gently around the inside of your baby's mouth, can you feel a tooth bud at the surface of the gum? Or can you see a tooth pushing through?
• Does your baby have sore and tender gums and/or flushed cheeks?
• Is your baby showing signs of excessive dribbling and an urge to chew or bite?

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If your little one is teething...
  • Give them something to chew on: a clean teething ring or a teething toy that has been sterilised is ideal.
  • Try offering the baby a cold bottle of water or milk. This can also help replenish their fluid levels when dribbling is excessive.
  • If the constant dribbling is causing sore skin, redness or a rash, try to keep the area dry and apply a barrier cream to protect and soothe the skin.
  • Massage the gums with a clean, cool finger.  

As the teething process can go on for up to 18 months, many parents favour products that are gentle - just like Nelsons Teetha, the natural choice for mums.

*If your baby is experiencing diarrhoea or has a temperature or if you detect bleeding of the gums or if you are worried about your baby's symptoms consult your doctor.

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Pear & Banana Ice Lollies

A great way to help your teething tot is by giving them a cool lolly to suck on to help soothe the discomfort of the teeth breaking through the gums.


  • 1/4 pint custard
  • 2 bananas (220g)
  • 2 tbsp Pear Concentrate

Blend ready-made custard with 2 mashed bananas until liquid. (Note that you can also make your own custard with 1/2 tablespoon of custard powder, 150ml milk).

Then stir in the pear concentrate. Finally pour into lolly moulds and freeze until solid.


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