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Teething

Many infants become drooley around 4 month of age. Many parents ask if their child is teething. Nobody really knows. The average child gets their first tooth at 7 to 8 months old. Many experts attribute fussiness, drooling, congestion and diarrhea to teething. I have seen my children get teeth with multiple symptoms and without any symptoms. I think children all teeth differently.

 

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Teething Pain

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When do children start teething?

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I belong to a "moms group" on Facebook and several mothers swear by these amber teething necklaces.  Instantly I couldn't fathom putting something on my baby's neck, but (... more on Amber Teething Necklaces - Do they work?

 

 

 

Updated August 2015 by
Dr. Gordon, Windermere Pediatrician

 

 

 

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