Teething Your Baby 101

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1. Your baby's first tooth usually comes out at 3 - 6 months old.

2. Babies biting their fingers or mommy's fingers to relieve pressure off their gum maybe a sign of teething.

3. Massaging their gum for up to a minute may help with swelling and soreness before the tooth comes out.

4. Wash your hands thoroughly if you decide to use your bare finger for massaging.

5. Gently and slowly massage their gum with a damp, soft, baby washcloth.

6. Provide clean and safe baby teething objects to chew on.

7. Check with your Pediatrician first, if you need assistance in choosing the right over the counter teething remedies, such as gels and pain relievers.

8. Lastly, don't forget to take baby pictures of their first tooth!

Contributed by: Joy Montana, RN 1st Parents

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