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Does a Baby Need to Be Eating Solids to Use Teething Biscuits?

Usually, teething biscuits are introduced after Baby has eaten solids or purees, says Dr. Jen Trachtenberg, a New York-based pediatrician and co-founder of the Baby Bundle Mobile App. Your child needs time to adapt to the texture of solid food before absorbing larger chunks of a teething biscuit, which could ultimately be a choking hazard if he is not familiar with how to chew. “You want to make sure baby can sit upright, has the ability to hold it and feed himself,” she recommends. “Usually baby licks, sucks, and rubs it around on gums, which may be helpful for teething.”

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