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Teething: Most babies get their first tooth around six months and then a new tooth about every month or so - a typical 1 year old may have six teeth. However some babies are born with teeth (natal teeth) and some babies don’t get their first tooth until they are 1, there is a wide range for normal development. Kids may lose their first tooth around age 5, barring trauma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4-9 months: Babies usually start drooling and putting fingers in mouth by 4 months. Sometimes they can show all symptoms of teething a good 2 months before you see the tooth pop through. It is ok if you see no tooth even at 9 months as long as the baby is growing fine and is not completely bald. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chewing alot: As kids begin teething, they might drool more and want to chew on things. For some babies, teething is painless. Others may have brief periods of irritability, while some may seem cranky for weeks, with crying jags and disrupted sleeping and eating patterns. Teething can be uncomfortable, but if your baby seems very irritable, talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very Variable: While most infants start between 4-8 months old, it is perfectly normal to start younger or later. While rare, some children do not start teething until 12 months of age. Children who get their baby teeth late will often get their permanent teeth later as well. If you have concerns bring them to a pediatric dentist. No child is to young for a dental exam. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
That depends: Some babies have no symptoms at all. Most will have excess saliva, want to chew on things and perhaps be a little cranky. A few may develop low grade fever and/or mild diarrhea. If more severe symptoms develop the baby should be evaluated by their pediatrician as they may have a cold or illness in addition to teething. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best way to stop teething pain? Is orajel safe to use on babies? I haven't really heard of anything else that can help babies with teething pain.
There : There are small teething rings made to be frozen that you can let you child chew on. Sometimes a clean wash rag will do the trick also. Orajel is generally not recommended for infants because if too much is applied it can be swallowed and cause temporary numbness of the tongue and throat making it difficult for them to swallow. Contact you pediatrician for recommendations on what analgesic you can use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is orajel safe for teething babies? I have used orajel to help my baby with teething pain, but i'm worried about the
side effects. Should i stop using it for teething?
Let them chew: Chewing on something cold and firm is helpful. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that has been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to rub a little bit of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) on a babies gums while teething will it help. She's 10&1/2 months?
Not helpful: Benadryl is an anti-histamine and won't really do anything to relieve teething pain, because histamine release is not involved in that process. Massage with cool wash cloth (wet one, throw it in refrigerator for 10 minutes) and then use to massage gums. If baby really in a lot of discomfort, it is totally ok to use a dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen now and then. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Our six month old infant is teething. Baby paracetamol (calpol) provides definite relief. The insert says we can give it to him up to 4 times per day. But for how long can we do this safely? 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month?
Teething is normal: This is another name for acetaminophen and it is a mild analgesic only. It is OK to use this infrequently. Acetaminophen has its own drawbacks and that can be looked-up online. Try to let your child chew on a cold clean rag or something, it helps. This will come and go and they will get through this, and so will you!! ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Fussiness: Best indicator is the fussiness that is out of the ordinary. If she was sleeping through the night and now she is waking up a few times and cries and can 't fall asleep, if she was eating well and now she is not. I would look for anything that is disturbing her routine and chances are he or she is teething, mgiven the md has cleared the obvious reasons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-8 months: Most infants start teething between 4-8 months of age. There is a very wide range of what is normal. I have seen several infants born with bottom front teeth already and many who didn't get their first tooth till 9-14 months old. In almost all cases it just works it own way out as the child grows. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers