Wondering if your child has begun teething or how to treat teething? Is your child between 3 to 9 months old? Some signs and symptoms to look out for include drooling, chewing on hard objects, irritability or changes in appetite or sleep. Don't worry, there are ways to ease your child's discomfort. Treatment options include applying counter pressure by using teething toys, and applying a teething gel to numb the area. Don't forget to start brushing their first teeth with a toothbrush that has soft bristles.