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Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.

Prob not necessary: Usually the parents have more discomfort than baby. Fewer drugs are better than more drugs. Cold teething rings are safe to use without relying on Tylenol (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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Teething (Definition)

The natural process of tooth eruption. Although the rare infant is born with teeth, for most infants the process begins around three months and can last ...Read more


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When do babies start teething?

When do babies start teething?

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 more

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When do babies begin teething?

When do babies begin teething?

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 more

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Hi, how many months does babies start teething?

Hi, how many months does babies start teething?

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 more

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What symptoms surface when babies are teething?

What symptoms surface when babies are teething?

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 more

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What is the normal age to start teething in babies?

What is the normal age to start teething in babies?

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 more

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What are some other things to do for teething babies?

What are some other things to do for teething babies?

Cold: Another thing I've found helpful is an ice cube in a sock. It gets cold to the area for awhile and the sock is protective against aspirating the ice cube. ...Read more

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What kind of pain reliever is best for a teething infant?

What kind of pain reliever is best for a teething infant?

Teething: There are many of things you can do before resorting to pain relief products or teething gels. Apply cold spoon over your baby's sore gums to numb the pain, give your baby a teething ring. The teething gels usually contain a local anesthetic and an antiseptic, will alleviate the pain the pain and prevent infection. Rec.: check with your pediatrician for more information. ...Read more

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What can you do for teething babies?

What can you do for teething babies?

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 more

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When do babies usually begin teething?

When do babies usually begin teething?

4 months to 1 year: There is wide variation with the start of teething. It usually starts between the ages of 4 months and 1 year. ...Read more

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How can a teething necklace help babies?

How can a teething necklace help babies?

Something to chew on: A teething necklace just gives the baby something to chew on to help push the gums around the erupting teeth. They are usually cold which helps alleviate the pain of the erupting teeth. ...Read more

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Can babies stary teething before six months?

Can babies stary teething before six months?

Yes: Yes they can, but it is less common than older ages. ...Read more

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So when babies are teething what are symptoms?

So when babies are teething what are symptoms?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of teething in babies in pain?

What are the symptoms of teething in babies in pain?

Age: Reaction of a baby to teeth vary depending on age. Teething to infection to a plethora of other diagnoses is feasible. A complete exam is important. ...Read more

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Please tell us what are signs of teething in babies?

Please tell us what are signs of teething in babies?

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 more

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How high can an infant's temperature go when teething?

How high can an infant's temperature go when teething?

Not very: I am not convinced infants actually develop fever when teething.They have so many minor viral illnesses between 6m-3y in the same time frame that there is sure to be overlap. If they do I would only accept up to 101. Any higher & I would want to look to some illness as a source. ...Read more

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When does teething start? When do babies typically start teething?

Around 5 to 6 months: I've seen it start as early as four months, but generally begins around 5 to 6 months. The first teeth to erupt are usually the lower front incisors. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any feed back on hyland's teething tablets for babies?

Does anyone have any feed back on hyland's teething tablets for babies?

New formula: They were recalled by the fda in 2010 the tablets, a homeopathic remedy, are supposed to contain vanishingly small amounts of belladonna, a toxin from a poisonous plant known as deadly nightshade. But since july of 2011 have a new formula and are considered same. ...Read more

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Is teething gel safe for babies?

No, and unnecessary: Avoid teeth pain products for children, especially those under two. They are both dangerous and unnecessary. Except for very rare cases, infant teething pain is normal. Give them a cold teething ring or a dampened, frozen washcloth to chew on instead. ...Read more

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Could babies get hives from teething?

Could babies get hives from teething?

No: Teething does not cause (hives) body rashes. If they are drooling a lot from teething they may get a drool rash on their cheeks and neck but that is it. Other than diaper rash, if your baby as a rash elsewhere I would have them evaluated by their pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes babies to get nappy rash when teething?

What causes babies to get nappy rash when teething?

Not related: Nappy (diaper) rash and teething are two unrelated events that sometimes just happen to occur at the same time. Babies get nappy rash when their tender skin is in contact with a soiled diaper for too long a time. This can occur whether or not they are teething. One does not cause the other. ...Read more

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Are fevers and teething in babies associated?

Are fevers and teething in babies associated?

Teething and fever: I would add that if your baby's temperature is above 101*f, teething is less likely to be the cause. If you have any concerns, see your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

Can an infant baby of 3 months old be teething?

Yes.: Infants this young can certainly teeth. However, if they're having a high fever or very irritable or not eating, they should be seen by their regular doctor. At 3 months of age, their immune system is still immature and we wouldn't want to miss an infection that was blamed on teething. ...Read more

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Do those amber teething necklaces for babies actually work? I'm super skeptical of the succinic acid thing.

Do those amber teething necklaces for babies actually work? I'm super skeptical of the succinic acid thing.

Strangled baby: They are a strangulation risk. Do not buy one! Http://m.dailytelegraph. Com. Au/news/nsw/amber-teething-necklace-warning-after-toddler-nearly-strangled/story-fni0cx12-1227241809571 ...Read more

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Is it okay to use orajel on babies? I'd rather use natural means of helping with teething pain, but nothing else seems to work..

Try: Try orajel natural. Orajel that contains Benzocaine has a very rare risk of methemoglobinemia. Baby Motrin or baby tylenol (acetaminophen) usually work better and last longer. You can also try a chilled pacifier or teething ring. ...Read more

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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..

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 more