Got Teeth? The Do's & Don'ts of Helping Your Baby Get Through Teething! by Dr. Bridget Boyd

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5 years ago
Got Teeth? The Do's & Don'ts of Helping Your Baby Get Through Teething!

Teething is a difficult time for babies and parents alike. How can you help your baby?

First, what NOT to do: 

  • Avoid teething medications containing benzocaine. In rare but serious instances, this medication can cause a dangerous blood disorder called methemoglobinemia, where the body cannot get enough oxygen. It also can cause numbing in the throat, which can lead to choking. 

Better options include:

  • refrigerated teething rings 
  • rubbing the child’s gums with a clean finger

It's a difficult time, but soon those teeth will make their appearance for that photo op!

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