August 11, 2010 Teething Trouble
(Family Features) - While new parents look forward to milestones in their infants' lives, teething can sometimes feel more like a millstone. Here are some common questions about teething - and some common sense solutions.
Quick Facts about Teething
How do I know my baby is teething?
Signs of teething include drooling and loss of appetite, as well as irritability and sleeplessness. It's understandable that babies are fussy while teething; their first teeth must push through the gum tissue, which causes tenderness, soreness and inflamed gums.
How do I ease my baby's teething pain?
There are several things you can do to make teething a little easier.
How much teething medicine is the right amount for my baby?
Are you one of the 60 percent of moms who is not 100 percent sure how much teething medicine is the right amount for your baby's sore gums? You can take the guesswork out of providing the correct amount of pain reliever to your teething baby with Baby Orajel® SmartDose™ Teething Gel. You simply press the pump once onto a fingertip or cotton swab, and then apply the gel to your baby's sore gums. The pump disperses the right amount of gel every time.
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