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The kid is 5 months old. She keeps on chewing her fingers.

Should she be given a teether or should she be allowed to chew her fingers?

What are the possible disadvantages of giving an infant a teether and how should they be countered?

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For what it's worth, my daughter never tolerated a teether. She preferred her fingers the entire time she was teething (and she got her first tooth at 4 months old!). Certainly offer one that is appropriate, but be aware she might not be interested. – Meg Coates Nov 15 '13 at 5:42

Give her a teether. Just make sure it's one suitable for her age, but teethers are useful for babies who want to use them and will help her with sore gums.

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