Gerber teething biscuits may relieve teething pain by providing firm pressure for the gums. The baby bites on the hard biscuit to counteract the pressure from the tooth as it pushes on the gums.
Gerber teething biscuits also help babies and toddlers learn self-feeding skills. The baby learns to coordinate her hand-eye movement to move the biscuit to her mouth. She gets a sense of independence in feeding herself.
Gerber teething biscuits are only recommended for babies who are proficient at eating solid foods. Small pieces often break off the biscuits. These pieces pose a potential choking hazard. Adult supervision is required when babies and toddlers use teething biscuits.