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Babies can be quite a handful when their first teeth start sprouting out.Learn about baby teething and its associated symptoms in this video.
Transcript: Some special babies are born with a tooth in place, and some don't begin getting pearly whites until...
Some special babies are born with a tooth in place, and some don't begin getting pearly whites until after their first birthday -one thing is for sure: teething is a major milestone! Most babies cut their first tooth between four and seven months of age. After that first tooth, additional teeth will break through, one at a time, often beginning with the front two on the bottom, called the central incisors. bottom central inc., top central inc., bottom lateral inc., top lateral inc., then the rest...and finally by the teeth along the top and bottom gums. Growing all those teeth is a long process, but by age three your little one will likely boast a full set of 20 baby teeth. The weeks of cutting those first teeth CAN BE easy and painless for a lucky few children-and parents! But many infants find teething uncomfortable, and may experience gum swelling, drooling, mouth sensitivity and general crankiness. Luckily, you CAN make the teething process less painful by giving your baby something cold to chew on. Tried and true favorites include a wet washcloth, a rubber teething ring, or-if your baby is eating solid foods-an unsweetened teething cracker like Zwieback. Infants who are eating solids may find a cold snack, like applesauce, to be soothing. Rubbing a clean finger firmly over your baby's gums may also help ease the discomfort of teeth pushing through. If these methods don't work, talk to your doctor about offering infant acetaminophen or applying a topical numbing gel. Finally, remember that a temperature, diarrhea, or inconsolable crying are NOT normal parts of teething. If your baby experiences these symptoms, contact the pediatrician immediately.More »
Last Modified: 2013-03-29 | Tags »
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