No shots for kids

There are old wives tales about giving babies a shot of brandy to help them through teething, but this is dangerous, and poisonous to them.

Classic signs of teething

Classic signs and symptoms of teething often include drooling, crankiness, swollen gums, and chewing on solid objects.

When to first go to the dentist

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you bring your child in within six months of the appearance of his first tooth.

Valentine’s for babies

For babies valentines day, make Heart Shaped Pureed Teething Pops with heart shaped ice cube molds puree fruits like apples, pears, and peaches, in a blender.

Drooling teething babies

Drooling is a characteristic side-effect of teething. It is harmless, in and of itself; however a drooly baby often suffers from dryness or irritation from constantly wet skin.

Teething tricks

A cold washcloth or chilled teething ring can be soothing for tots who are teething. Don’t give baby a frozen teething ring, extreme cold may hurt.

When teething begins

Although timing varies widely, most babies begin teething by about age 6 months. The two bottom front teeth are usually the first to appear, followed by the two top front teeth.

Thumb and finger sucking.

The sucking reflex is normal and healthy in babies. However, a thumb or finger sucking habit can cause problems with the growth of the mouth and jaw, and position of teeth, if it continues after permanent teeth have erupted, between four and seven years of age.

Sooting a biter

Tips to consider if your child is a biter include providing teething rings, teething biscuits or cold washcloths for children who are teething and do not, under any circumstances, bite your child back.

Teething and other problems

Many parents suspect that teething causes fever and diarrhea, but researchers say this isn’t true. source

When teething starts

Though timing varies widely, babies often begin teething by about age 6 mos. When the 2 bottom front teeth are the first to appear source

Teething and Biting

If your baby is teething, have a cool teething ring on hand so he will be less likely to sink teeth into someone’s arm. Source

Symptoms of teething

Many babies and toddlers get diarrhea or an upset stomach while teething.  Many also refuse to eat solid foods. – http://bit.ly/NK6Se6

The order of teeth

The first teeth that tend to appear are the two bottom front teeth, and these are usually followed 4 to 8 weeks later by the four front upper teeth.

Then about a month later the lower lateral incisors will appear, followed by the molars, and then finally the eyeteeth. However the order in which teeth appear will vary from child to child and so do not be alarmed if they do not come in this exact sequence.

From: babies2toddlers.com

When to visit a dentist

The American Academy of Pediatrics and most pediatric dentists say it’s a good idea to bring your child to a dentist around the time he turns 1.

From: BabyCenter.com

Order of teeth

Teeth generally appear one at a time over a period of months, and often — but not always — in this order: First the bottom two middle teeth, then the top two middle ones, then the ones along the sides and back.
From: BabyCenter.com