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Baby Health: Umbilical Cord Care


Teething usually starts when your baby is 6 or 7 months old, but could start as early as 2 months and as late as 12 months. The normal teething pattern is four new teeth every four months until your baby gets all of his 20 “baby” teeth by age 2 ½.

Symptoms include:

  • Drooling
  • Chin rash
  • Cough
  • Chewing on or biting objects
  • Low appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Low grade fever
  • Red gums
  • Pulling on ear or rubbing cheek
  • Irritability
  • Wakefulness

Mistaken For



Your baby is cutting new teeth.


  • Rub your baby’s gums.
  • Let your baby chew on a cold washcloth.
  • A cool teething ring can sometimes do the trick.
  • Let your baby suck or chew on something cold (popsicles).
  • Give your baby something cold to drink.
  • Some OTC teething pain medications are available, but are temporary relievers.
  • Ask your doctor about administering acetaminophen.

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