Hi my name is M. and I am a 23 yr old new mom to a 7 month old who has been teething since he was 2 months old. So I have a little exsperiance with it. My son was drooling something awful and he would chew on anything he could get his hands on which ended up being my hands. So when he was like 41/2 5 months I started to let him have a Zweibeck toast in his high chair and I would sit and watch him very closely (because they can be a choking hazard) and now he has 2 teeth. He is happy all the time and does nothing but laugh he sleeps right through the night and we never have a problem. My advice is never be afraid to let him chew on things like teething rings or the toast, or one of his baby food spoons is a good one too. Thats all the advice I have. Hope something helps!