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Why is my baby biting?

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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Feels good: Babies are oral...They like to put things in their mouth, chew and bite. To make matters more complicated, when teeth want to erupt, gums feel better when they are rubbed or massaged. Since we can't massage their gums all the time, they do the next best thing, and bite to give them gums some relief. A teething ring may help. Let the slobber begin...
Dr. Janesri De Silva
Specializes in Pediatrics
Relieve pain: Babies bite to relieve teething pain. If your baby is drooling and looks uncomfortable this is probably the answer. However, they also get a kick out of your reaction. So, in some cases, it may be playful as well.

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Meet someone...: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days, and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days.

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