"Give your baby a firm rubber teething ring to chew on. Avoid liquid-filled teething rings, or any plastic objects that might break," says Dr. Tavana.
You can also chill these types of teething objects in order to provide a soothing coolness for babies gums. "Babies can be given a chilled teething ring, spoon or pacifier, to provide cool relief to sore gums," says Dr. Dancygier. "It is not recommended to give babies frozen teething rings, which are too cold for a baby’s mouth." Make sure any teethers you choose are free of BPA, PVC and phthalates, like the Soft Silicone Baby Teethers from Perry Mackin, pictured above ($10, Perry Mackin). The multi-textured surfaces are perfect for gnawing on, and they're easy for little hands to grip.