1. During the day you can use teething "toys" to help minimize discomfort. Many teething products can be refrigerated or frozen, which can help numb the swollen gum.
2. If your child is experiencing a lot of discomfort and it is interrupting his/her sleep you can consider using a pain reliever recommended by your pediatrician during nap or nighttime to help your little one get some rest. *Always check with your child's doctor prior to administering any medication*
3. You can definitely provide comfort to your little one during periods of teething discomfort. The key is finding ways to console your little one with out creating sleep associations and habits that you don't want to have.
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