Any tips for helping my eight-monthold sleep well when she is teething?
Isabel Runcorn, Lancashire
Teething is tough for everyone, and it takes time to figure out what are the best forms of relief for your baby so she can settle and sleep well. There are lots of products available, but it does vary as to which ones are more effective for each child. Try using teething toys and rings that can be put in the fridge to soothe her gums when she wakes. She’ll need lots of reassurance and cuddles, too. When a tooth may just be ready to pop through and is too painful for her to sleep, give her an infant ibuprofen-based medicine, which works better for teething than paracetamolbased medication.