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How To Manage a Teething Infant

Watch more Baby Health & Safety videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Soothe sore gums and lessen the fussiness that often accompanies a teething infant. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Rub gums Rub your baby's gums with a clean finger or a damp washcloth. The pressure helps to ease your baby's discomfort. Step 2: Offer teething ring Offer your baby a teething ring. A cold spoon or teething biscuit will work as well. Step 3: Cool off gums Apply a cool washcloth to your baby's gums, or offer chilled foods such as applesauce or yogurt if your baby has moved on to solid foods. Step 4: Prevent skin irritation Prevent skin irritation by drying any drool on your baby's face, especially the chin. Tip Put a clean towel or blanket under your baby's head to keep the sheet dry. Step 5: Use pain reliever Use an over-the-counter pain reliever to help manage pain. Look for acetaminophen or ibuprofen products made especially for infants. Never use aspirin. Did You Know? The ancient Egyptians used coral teething rings.
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