Sunday, May 18, 2008

Soothe the teething baby

Here are some of the best way to soothe the pain for teething baby:

Try giving him a wet, frozen washcloth to chew on (leave one end dry so he can grab it). The thick fabric feels good on little chompers, and the icy cold numbs sore gums. Infant acet-aminophen and ibuprofen (for babies over 6 months) are good for temporary pain relief, as are topical oral anesthetics such as Anbesol and Orajel -- but don't exceed the dosage on the directions. Skip brandy and other alcohol, which is dangerous for babies. Expect the ache to come and go for up to a week. That is, until the next tooth starts coming in.

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