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Is it ok to give my child chewable food while she is teething?

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In brief: Yes

It is o.K as long as your baby can manage the food offered.
Keep in mind gums are tender and many infants rather not chew bacause of pain, and prefer drinking their bottle.

In brief: Yes

It is o.K as long as your baby can manage the food offered.
Keep in mind gums are tender and many infants rather not chew bacause of pain, and prefer drinking their bottle.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Carefully

As long as your child is comfortable eating those specific foods the fact that they are teething should not effect the ability to eat.

In brief: Carefully

As long as your child is comfortable eating those specific foods the fact that they are teething should not effect the ability to eat.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dr. Eyal Simchi
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics

In brief: It is OK

If your baby is 9 months and older. If premie, need corrected age of 9 months!

In brief: It is OK

If your baby is 9 months and older. If premie, need corrected age of 9 months!
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Aaron Cregger
Dentistry

In brief: SMALL

Very small pieces and always observe as they are at much more of a risk for choking with the minimal chewing capacity!

In brief: SMALL

Very small pieces and always observe as they are at much more of a risk for choking with the minimal chewing capacity!
Dr. Aaron Cregger
Dr. Aaron Cregger
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Babies don't really chew, even when they have some teeth.
In toddlers, real chewing happens after 18 months (when the first molars appear), and even better chewing happens after 2 years (when the second molars appear). I don't recommend teething biscuits or any other cookies for babies, because chunks of biscuits tend to break off. The chunks may gag and choke babies.

In brief: No

Babies don't really chew, even when they have some teeth.
In toddlers, real chewing happens after 18 months (when the first molars appear), and even better chewing happens after 2 years (when the second molars appear). I don't recommend teething biscuits or any other cookies for babies, because chunks of biscuits tend to break off. The chunks may gag and choke babies.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

As long as she already has teeth.

In brief: Yes

As long as she already has teeth.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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