Child going through the teething process?
Check out this teething chart.
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.
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.
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.
If the drool bib just won’t cut it, use a barrier product on your child’s chin and neck during the peak drool episodes to protect from "drool rash". Some parents swear by lanolin, such as Lansinoh but children who are prone to allergies should avoid it and use another barrier ointment instead.
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