A happy, playful child can get extremely irritable when the teeth start appearing.
The stretching feeling in the gum pads (the fleshy part where teeth would come out from) causes itchiness.
Best way parents can relieve this is by doing the following;
1. Dip a clean index finger in warm water.
2. Massage along the gum pads with light pressure.
3. If the child is very cranky, use some honey, but don't make it a habit.
4. Practice this ritual often in the day.