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Teething

It seems that babies are forever teething. This is a very painful time for your baby. Remember your own toothache? Yeah, bad. There are some things you can do to alleviate the pain but remember to ask your pediatrician before you try it. In the end, it is another phase you have to wait it out.

When my son was already sitting up on his own (six months old), my mom would get one of those baby toothbrushes and help him hold it and rub his gums with it. I also put a little bit of that Baby Orajel to help numb it.

Those teething rings and toys were a little helpful. I would put most of them in the freezer so that the cold will help soothe his gums. But after what seemed like a second, he would throw it down. I decided to try one of those thin baby wash cloths, wet it in one section, and put it in the freezer. Once it was cold, I would take it out and let him munch on it. This was actually pretty helpful. You have to keep a close watch on the baby, but I was happy to see him calm down from the crying and drooling.

Finally, good ol' Children's Tylenol, especially around bedtime. Again, ask your pediatrician about it. Hang in there!!!
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