Should I Be Worried About Teething?

Statistically, most babies make it through the teething stage easily. However, some children can experience earaches, gastro-esophageal reflux, diarrhea, a low-grade fever, different sleep patterns, changes in eating habits, excessive drooling, and fussiness.

To help your baby feel comfortable, allow your child to chew on something cold. You can also use over-the-counter children’s painkillers to alleviate some pain. Note: Do NOT apply Aspirin directly to the gums, as this burns the tissue. Also, avoid giving Aspirin as this can cause a problem called Reye’s Syndrome. Finally, Orajel has been linked to blood complications, such as methemoglobinemia, so we recommend avoiding these products as well.

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