National Teething Week 2014

National Teething Week

With two in three infants aged three to 30 months* affected by painful teething, the process can be long, drawn out and frustrating for babies… and their parents.

The first Camilia® National Teething Week took place on 17 – 23 November and was designed to help new parents recognise the symptoms of teething, and advise them on ways to limit the amount of discomfort their baby or toddler may have during this formative time.

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*Macknin M.L. & al Symptoms associated with infant teething: a prospective study. Paediatrics 105, 2000: 747-752.

Signs Of Teething

While most babies begin teething around six months, the first tooth can appear anytime between three and 14 months. Teeth usually come in pairs, starting with the bottom front two and followed by the top front two.

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How you can tell if your little one is teething?

There are a number of signs and symptoms linked to teething that may appear weeks or months before the tooth erupts. Most babies will experience some level of discomfort whilst teething but symptoms vary by baby. Below are six possible signs to look out for:

The need to gnaw: The pressure of an emerging tooth beneath the gums may be relieved by counter pressure, so teething babies often want to chomp on things. The chewing instinct may also be a response to the odd sensation that something’s going on in there.

Puffy gums: Before a new tooth erupts, it can cause a red, swollen, bruised-looking area on a baby’s gums. Sometimes the gum bulges with the emerging tooth, which you can see faintly beneath the skin.

Excessive drooling: Increased spittle can herald a new tooth – but it’s also a normal developmental stage of infancy, so don’t assume that drooling means teething. There’s no way to tell whether baby’s saliva is the result of teething or not, though it may be if you also see….

Fussiness, especially at night: Tooth eruption (when the tooth moves through the bone and gum) tends to come in stages, with more activity at night than during the day, so baby may be more irritable in the evening.

Ear pulling: While it can also be a sign of ear infection, tugging can be a symptom of teething – the pain from the jaw gets transferred to the ear canal.

A change in eating habits: Certain foods and items in the mouth may irritate the baby’s inflamed gums.

Baby Teething Age, National Teething Week Information, Camilia

Click here to learn more about the signs and discover more about the common 8-day* cycle for teething babies and infants here.

*Macknin M.L. & al Symptoms associated with infant teething: a prospective study. Paediatrics 105, 2000: 747-752.

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Tips And Advice

Not sure what’s the best way to ease your baby’s teething pain? The teething experts at Boiron, producers of Camilia® Oral Solution have compiled a list of parents’ most commonly asked teething questions.

Q. When will my baby start teething?
A. Baby teething age is difficult to define. The first tooth usually cuts through the gums at around six months. However the timing of teething can be very different from one baby to another. No need to worry if the first tooth is on its way earlier or later. However, if you do have any concerns, speak to a qualified professional to put your mind at rest.

Q. Do all babies feel pain when teething?
A. All babies experience teething differently – from when teeth emerge to the types of symptoms and how much pain they feel. Some babies might experience a pain-free teething whilst other babies find the teething phase extremely painful, experiencing uneasiness, sleeplessness and irritability. This can be a frustrating time for you and your little one, but having knowledge of what to expect and how to help relieve pain will ensure the process is perfectly manageable.

Q. Why does teething hurt so much?
A. During the teething process, the baby’s teeth are pushing through the gums, placing pressure on a newly developed jawbone. Like adults, all babies deal with pain differently and the level of pain felt is dependent on a number of factors including but not limited to the baby’s tolerance to pain, density of gums and where the growing tooth is located in the mouth.

Q. My baby is teething, how can I help them through it?
A. If your child has started to show the signs of teething, such as painful and swollen gums, red cheeks and excessive dribbling, giving them a chilled – but not frozen – teething ring to bite on might relieve the pain. To ease discomfort further you can also look at other ways to help soothe the symptoms. British parents are discovering an innovative* solution to help with their child’s teething discomfort; introduced by Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicine, Camilia® Oral Solution is a homeopathic product which helps teething babies.

Camilia Oral Solution by Boiron

A homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the relief of teething pain and other minor symptoms associated with teething in babies and toddlers. Camilia® Oral Solution contains Chamomilla vulgaris 9c, Phytolacca decandra 5c and Rheum 5c. Always read the label. *The single dose applicator is unique within all current teething products sold in the UK (estimated September 2014).

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Dr. Wander

Around 700,000 babies start teething each year in the UK and in many cases new parents can get confused by, or miss, some of the early signs of this natural developmental stage. With approximately two thirds of children suffering from problems associated with teething, it’s important that parents learn to spot these symptoms early, to help avoid any unnecessary discomfort or pain for their child and parental distress. National Teething Week has been set up to help new and existing parents have a better understanding of the teething process and to raise awareness of this condition and how it can effect both the child and the parents for up to three years or more, whilst all the teeth come through.

Baby Teething Facts From Dr Wander, Camilia
Dr Philip Wander is a dentist and founder and Chair of the British Homeopathic Dental Association.

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Baby’s First Tooth Competition

National Teething Week Competition, How To Enter
A baby’s first tooth is a huge milestone in their development. To celebrate, Camilia® Oral Solution teamed up with to test the photographic skills of UK mums and dads and capture the cuteness of their babies’ brand new toothy-pegs at the best time.

Find out more about the competition here.

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Netmums Teething Talker

Teething Talker, Join The Conversation Online At NetMums
Join the conversation about teething over on Netmums. We want to hear what impact your baby teething has had on your routine and for you to share your top tips on caring for your baby at this time. Click here to join the chat.

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Win Every Day with National Teething Week, in Association with Camilia® Oral Solution

*COMPETITION NOW CLOSED* Throughout National Teething Week, Camilia® Oral Solution gave away fantastic prizes from partners including Jo Jo Maman Bébé, Yoga Bellies and more. The first annual Camilia® National Teething Week was set up to raise awareness of teething and advise parents and loved ones on the signs, symptoms and ways to limit the amount of discomfort their baby or toddler may have during this formative time.


Bambeano® Baby Bean Bag from BeanBagBazaar Bambeano
Win A Bambeano Baby Bean Bag, National Teething Week, Camilia


A £50 voucher from JoJo Maman Bébé
Win Jo Jo Maman Bebe Gift Voucher, National Teething Week, Camilia


A personalised comfort blanket for baby plus a lavender pillow from Raggy Tag
Win A RaggyTag Comfort Blanket & Lavender Pillow, National Teething Week, Camilia


A LATCH feeding system and a Vibrating Massage Teether from Munchkin
Win A Munchkin Latch Feeding System, National Teething Week, Camilia


A £50 Yogabellies voucher
Win A Yogabellies Voucher, National Teething Week, Camilia

For Teething Pain Relief