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Is Your Baby Teething?

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 04-11-2007

When will my baby get his baby teeth?
Most babies will start to get their baby
teeth between six and 10 months of age.

Watch for your baby’s first teeth to show
up in the lower front of his mouth. When
this starts to happen, your baby may have some discomfort. The discomfort makes
him fussy. The gums may be swollen and
tender. He may want to chew things.
The two upper front teeth will probably be the next teeth to come in. The
rest of his teeth will come in slowly. In time, he will have a total of 20
baby teeth.

Teething sometimes causes a temperature. If your baby has a temperature
of 100 degrees or more, call your doctor or clinic. He may be sick and
need treatment.

Gently rubbing your baby’s gums with a clean finger, cool spoon or wet
cloth can be soothing. You can also give your baby a teething ring or
pacifier to chew on.

Some teething rings are made to be chilled. This cool object against his
gums may feel good and make him less fussy. You don’t need to put any
kind of pain reliever on his gums. These wash away quickly and don’t
help much.

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