Teeth and teething

Most teeth appear when babies are between six and ten months old, and teething can be a painful experience for your baby.

Giving babies something firm to bite, such as a cold teething ring or rusk, can sooth their pain.

Each baby is different, some will prefer mushy food when teething and others prefer chewy food. Find what works for your child.

Healthy teeth and gums

You can start cleaning and caring for your baby’s gums well before the first tooth appears by wiping their gums gently using a clean, damp cloth. As soon as teeth arrive, clean them twice a day (in the morning and before bed).

For more information, check out the Queensland Health factsheet on teething.

Image Baby using a teething rusk to bite while teething

Published — 03 September 2016 Last updated — 04 November 2016