Teething hints and tips

Take a look below at our helpful hints and tips about teething and how to cope with it. And don’t forget, you can also read articles by our Health Visitor, Tracey Stone or blog posts from our guest bloggers.

About Teething Powders and how to use them

Ashton & Parsons Teething Powers has been used to help soothe the symptoms of teething since 1867. And whilst our manufacturing processes and packaging have been brought up to date, there has never been a need to modernise the powders itself; the product remains the same as the first day it entered the market.

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Teething and Breastfeeding

For breastfeeding mums, teething can potentially pose extra worries at what can already be a difficult time. Unfounded or not, fear for the safety of your nipples is real! And there’s plenty else to think about and adapt to once your little one starts displaying teething symptoms. Here we’ve collated a series of tips from breastfeeding mums which can help you and your baby to navigate the teething process more comfortably.

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Teething and your weaned (or weaning) toddler

Teething usually begins at around 6 months old, and continues on and off until an infant is roughly three, so your baby will go through many developmental changes during this significant period of time. Most babies begin the weaning process at a similar time to teething beginning – it’s therefore likely you’ll experience some highs and lows during this process due to their sore gums.

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Baby teething at night – night-time tips

Teething is always a difficult time for infants and parents; growing milk teeth is an unavoidably painful process, and it’s tough having to witness your little one in distress. During the day it can be easier to relieve your baby from the discomfort of teething by using distractions such as play, outings and other stimuli.

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When should I start to brush my child’s teeth?

The early months of any baby’s life are a wonderful time for parents, but they can also present some challenges as it may feel as though you need to absorb an encyclopaedia of knowledge very quickly in order to keep up with every change and development.

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Teething ring alternatives from everyday items.

Many parents rely on products like teething rings to comfort their child when teeth are pushing their way through, but what can you do if your child is teething, and you have no teething ring to hand? The lockdown situation means we’re all having to innovate, but this doesn’t mean you have to compromise when it comes to your child’s well-being.

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Is my baby teething? Teething symptoms to look out for.

Babies can begin teething at any age, but teething most commonly occurs at around 6 months old, and will continue until your infant is about 3 years. This is often a troublesome time for both babies and parents, as the process of teething can be painful and unsettling for your child.

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How long does Teething Last?

It is likely that you’ll notice symptoms of your baby beginning to teethe at around 6 months old. However, some babies can be born with teeth, or begin developing them very early. Others don’t begin teething until they are a year old. For each tooth eruption, symptoms may appear from 3 -5 days beforehand.

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What is Tincture of Matricaria?

Ashton & Parsons Teething Powders contains Tincture of Matricaria, which is extracted from German Chamomile flower heads. Tincture of Matricaria is a gentle solution made from the oils found within the flower heads of the German chamomile plant (Marticaria recutita). Chamomile has been used as a herbal remedy for thousands of years.

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Simple teething tips

Teething can be challenging for babies and parents in equal measures. But don’t worry - as well as trying Ashton & Parsons remedies, there’s some simple things you can do to help. Take a look at our simple teething tips here.

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Which tooth next?

All babies teethe at different rates but this is a general guide of what to expect. If you have specific concerns about your baby’s teething progress, it’s best to contact your Health Visitor, GP or dentist.

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Prepare for teething

Teething is a very topical subject talked about amongst parents or carers with children of the teething age. It is often considered the cause and blamed for many discomforts in a child up until they have their full set of permanent teeth, but is teething really real?

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Is it teething or is it trouble?

Knowing teething’s symptoms can help you to better soothe your baby - but it’s equally important to know which symptoms could indicate something more troubling. This handy guide makes spotting the difference that little bit easier.

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Teething changes everything

Most babies begin to teethe from around four to six months old. The symptoms of teething, whilst generally harmless, can cause discomfort and stress for parents and unhappy babies. Here’s a helpful guide to the big changes you can expect.

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