‘Teething’. It’s the one word that can bring any parent out in a clammy panic. Whether they’ve lived through it, or just heard the tales from other parents.

And you’ll know when your little one is going through it too - red cheeks, crying, sleepless nights & er, runny nappies are just some of the signs…

We’re not going to sugar coat it and tell you that it’s all fine, but we do have some tried & tested tips up our sleeves to help tackle the teething tantrums for bubs & you.

Let’s get going!

Stay calm

Believe us, we’ve had that horrible, helpless feeling when our little one won’t stop crying from pain. But trust us, it won’t last forever & you’re just one of the hundreds of parents experiencing it right now (bet you feel special!). If all else fails, a glass of wine once they’re in bed & settled wouldn’t be frowned upon!

Learn the art of distraction

As they say, ‘a cuddle makes everything alright.’ Obviously it would have to be a miracle, Calpol induced cuddle to really take the pain away, but sometimes a hug or playing with your baby can be enough to distract them from the pain they’re experiencing.

"We’re not going to sugar coat it and tell you that it’s all fine, but we do have some tried & tested tips up our sleeves to help tackle the teething tantrums for bubs & you!"

Brainy freeze

The best thing for sore little gums? The cold. Little munchkin over 6 months? Puree fruit & stick it into ice-cube trays. Once they’ve frozen put one in a mesh feeder & watch your little chomper ease their gums. Bubba too young? Grab a muslin or their swaddle, dip a corner of it in water & then place it in the freezer. It’s a great as a comforter & teether in one.

Buy them jewellery

Not diamonds - unfortunately babies can’t be as easily bribed as us. We’re talking more teething jewellery. From Amber bracelets, which are said to ease pain, to jewellery that you wear & your tot chomps on, there’s a great range out there to pick from. You’re welcome…

"If all else fails, a glass of wine once they’re in bed & settled wouldn’t be frowned upon!"

Pick your product

There’s a shed load of teething products out there so you’ll be forgiven for getting confused. Our top tip - go with what your baby’s into.

Got a little one who loves to chomp away at their hands? You can’t go wrong with the Gummy Glove. Mini-me wants to put everything in their mouth? Say hello to Sophie Giraffe. Got a bubba with lots of drool? Then the Cognikids Sooth bib may be what you need in your life. Find these & more fab products in our picks below.

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Our IDEAS articles are based on our own experiences as parents & a need to find gorgeous, genuinely useful stuff for baby. That’s why you’ll always find our fave picks below our tips. Yes, we’re good to you ;)