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Babies are not born with teeth. When new teeth start to push through a baby’s gum, she is teething. Her gums may swell or little white dots might be seen. When babies are teething, they may drool a lot. They will also like to chew on things.
Teething can cause pain for babies. There are things that can be done to help babies when they get a new tooth.
Rub the baby’s gums.
Give the baby a safe thing to chew. Stores sell safe teething toys.
Give pain medicine if needed. First, read the bottle. Be sure not to give the baby too much.
A baby will get his first tooth between the ages of six and twelve months. A baby can be fussy when he gets a new tooth. He will need extra love and comfort.