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.

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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.

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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.
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Drooling and teething

Excessive drooling is part of the teething process. To prevent skin irritation, keep a clean cloth handy to dry your baby’s chin.

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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.

Just pour the mixture into the molds and insert popsicle sticks.

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Teething patterns

Teething patterns vary greatly from child to child – some don’t have any teeth at their first birthday, while others are sporting a mouthful by then. The vast majority of babies sprout their first teeth between 4 and 7 months of age.

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Fever and teething

The sooner you figure out that a child’s fever, irritability, and drool is a sign of teething, the sooner you can do something to help them manage their pain.

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Teething and eating

Teething kids may not like to eat, but small sips of water helps keep them hydrated.

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Signs of teething

Watch for telltale signs of teething such as bright red cheeks, low fever, unusual irritability, and changes in nursing, feeding or sleeping patterns.

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When baby is cutting molars

If your baby is cutting molars, the best thing you can do to help relieve the pain is to give her something to chew on. Offer your child a teething ring, a bagel, zwieback, a frozen banana, or something else that she likes to chew.

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Drooling and teething

Excessive drooling is part of the teething process. To prevent skin irritation, keep a clean cloth handy to dry your baby’s chin.

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Teeting and tummy problems

Many babies and toddlers get diarrhea or an upset stomach while they are teething.  Many also refuse to eat solid foods while teeth are erupting.

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Teething chart

Child going through the teething process?
Check out this teething chart.

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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.

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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. (Teeth generally start appearing between six and 12 months of age.)

The dentist can check your child’s teeth and jaw structure and show you how to brush properly.

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Teething tricks

A cold washcloth or chilled teething ring can be soothing for tots who are teething.

Don’t give your baby a frozen teething ring, however. Contact with extreme cold may hurt, doing your baby more harm than good. If your baby’s eating solid foods, offer cold items such as applesauce or yogurt.

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