Teething is a generally unpleasant experience for both the parent and child, but there are ways to soothe your child. Primary teeth will usually appear around 4-7 months of age, children will have their full set of 20 teeth usually by the age of 3. As their teeth erupt, some babies are inclined to get sore gums which can make them irritable and fussy, they may even lose their appetite or drool more than usual. Diarrhea, rashes and fever are not normal for a teething baby and a call to your pediatrician is recommended. Gently rubbing your baby’s gums with a clean finger, a small cool spoon, or moist gauze can be soothing as well as a clean teething ring. It is important to remember using over the counter topical lidocaine or benzocaine products for children younger than 2 years of age should not be used unless recommended by their doctor as they can be harmful.