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Guide Happy parents

infant

number of advice: 20

toddler

number of advice: 18

junior

number of advice: 15

Taking care of the first teeth

advice in category: toddler

Some babies start teething in the 5th-6th month. But before your baby starts teething, accustom it to gum cleanings from the first months. A piece of gauze soaked in boiled water and wrapped around your index finger would be best to do that. Wash your baby’s gums every day after the evening feeding. Massaging will also soothe the pain of teething.

As soon as the first teeth appear, you should accustom your baby to brushing them. Stores offer baby’s first toothbrushes - special finger brushes with bristles. Your first attempts may be unsuccessful, so try to make it fun. A cheerful baby is more eager to open its mouth. Tell your baby what you’re doing all the time, look it in the eye and smile. Change the toothbrush every 2-3 months. Make sure not to use toothpaste with fluoride until your baby is a year old.

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In the 7th-8th month the baby’s attachment to mum becomes very obvious and is clearly expressed. At this time the baby can experience separation anxiety - it doesn’t let mum go away even a little and is afraidof strangers.

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Dressing your baby

According to paediatricians, parents overheat their babies much more often than they chill them. So don’t dress your baby too warmly, otherwise it may decrease immunity.

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Baby’s cold

Nobody likes to have a sore throat and a runny nose, especially a baby, who knows that it feels bad but doesn’t know why, and can’t do anything about it.

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