Health Tip: Soothing Infants' Sore Gums

Help when they're teething

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(HealthDay News) -- Babies whose teeth are growing in tend to become fussy and irritable.

Here are suggestions to help teething infants, courtesy of the Nemours Foundation:

  • Give your baby something cool to chew on -- a damp rag or a teething ring that's been refrigerated. Just make sure it's big enough that she can't choke on it.
  • Gently rub the gums with your finger or a damp, cool cloth.
  • Ask your doctor about giving your baby children's acetaminophen. Never apply an aspirin to your baby's gums.
  • Teething babies often get a rash from drooling, so gently dry her face frequently.

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