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What can you do for teething babies?

Teething can be uncomfortable for both you and your infant. Just when you have the baby’s schedule all sorted out, teething pain comes along and throws everything off track. Often teething coincides with other uncomfortable conditions such as a fever or runny nose. While there is no definitive proof that teething causes any of these issues, the double whammy of tooth pain combined with cold symptoms is enough to make anyone miserable.

Teething may start as early as three months and will not let up until all the child’s baby teeth have grown in – around three years of age. As the teeth are breaking through the gum line, this can cause pain and discomfort for any baby.

What are some solutions to ease the teething pain? First, keep on top of the drool as it can cause a rash on your infant’s face. Try a variety of methods to discover what works best for your child. Teething toys are easy to clean, fun to chew and can be frozen for additional numbing. A wet washcloth that has been in the freezer can achieve the same affect. Rub your fingers along the gum line as the pressure may soothe the ache. Ask your doctor about teething tablets or topical pain relief gel if nothing else seems to be working. Be aware though that the numbing gel can harm a child if swallowed.

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