Experts offer advice to parents of teething babies

Teething can be a difficult time for infants and their parents. News 12 Brooklyn offers tips on gnawing though the painful process. Teething can begin

Experts offer advice on teething.

Experts offer advice on teething. (3/29/13)

BROOKLYN - Teething can be a difficult time for infants and their parents. News 12 Brooklyn offers tips on gnawing through the painful process.

Teething can begin in babies as young as 2 months old as teeth emerge through the gums, and the process can continue until the child is up to 2-and-a-half years old.

Signs of teething include excessive drooling, crying and irritability. Teething babies also tend to stick everything in their mouths.

Experts suggest easing the discomfort by massaging gums with a damp washcloth or offering a rubber teething ring.

Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can also help. Parents should check with a doctor before medicating their child.
 

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