Teething Biscuits?

Loretta - posted on 08/24/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My little dude was born on May 7th, and is doing the drooling and chewing on his hands. I've tried teething rings and other teething toys-he won't put them in his mouth. Is he too young for teething biscuits? What do you think or does anyone have any secrets?

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Rebekah - posted on 08/25/2009

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The Gerber brand biter biscuits say "recommended for children 10+ months" and only served to "seated, supervised children." They are in the "graduates" section for older kids that are crawling. So I wouldn't recommend them yet...

That being said, I think I did start giving these to my son when he was about 8-9 months old... but he was already walking.

You could also try giving him a wet wash cloth to suck/chew.

Samantha - posted on 08/24/2009

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He is most likely not teething yet. He is at the age where this starts happening. Most babies do not start getting their teeth until about 6 months or later. You could try giving the biter biscuits, but make sure he doesn't get a chunk off of it. They are very messy. If he doesn't seem fussy or running a fever, he is not teething yet. Try giving him lots of toys to play with and different textures to feel. He is at the age of exploring.

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