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Guide Happy parents

infant

number of advice: 20

toddler

number of advice: 18

junior

number of advice: 15

Teething

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The first milk-tooth evokes a lot of emotions in both the parents and the baby. The first milk-teeth usually grow in the 6th month, but sometimes they can appear as early as the 3rd or as late as the 8th month. If the parents went through teething at an early age, it is highly probable that the same will happen with the baby. Teething often makes the baby fretful and restless; it has trouble falling asleep and wakes up in the middle of the night.

Teething can be accompanied by higher temperature, and the baby’s gums may be swollen and irritated. You can relieve your baby’s pain with a teething ointment or a chilled teething toy. Sucking on the fist can also help.

To make it easier for the baby, you can apply some mild painkiller (preferably a paracetamol suppository) that is also antipyretic and antiphlogistic. Giving your breast to the baby can also help. Remember that a teething baby doesn’t know what’s going on, but the warmth of the mother’s body will surely be soothing.

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