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Taking the bite out of the molar meltdown

Soothing a teether, especially when your baby’s cutting a molar, can be brutal. But everybody’s got to get teeth. These ABCs of molar pain relief should help get you both through.
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Generally, you can expect your baby's first molars to come in around the ages of 10-16 months. You can also expect some — maybe even a lot — of discomfort for your baby as they push through the gums—ouch!!

Big and blunt molars can be brutal for your baby and of course — for you too — when you see your little one in pain. Gerber has some good advice. Read on to check out the ABCs of baby molars to help ease the pain for everyone involved:

  • Apply pressure to the affected gum with your finger; rubbing the gum firmly might bring some relief.
  • Biting on something cold — a gel-filled teething ring or frozen banana — can help.
  • Cups or bottles of icy cold water might make her feel better.
  • Dab teething gel along the gum line to numb the pain.
  • Eating soft stuff — applesauce or puréed fruits — should alleviate some of the woes.

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  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 29reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I haven't tried the frozen banana. Maybe that will help my baby girl. She has two molars cutting in at the same time... :( October 16, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Babys definitly recognize music they were use to hearing inside the womb. September 24, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by found it easy to understand by giving example of the ABC's. Might want to keep in mind if sugars are used in any soothing tools the need of oral care also to prevent tooth decay. Overall good article. May 23, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by This information seems to be helpful. Although, it might seem like common sense to many, the ABC acronym can come in handy, when needed in a hurry. = ] February 21, 2014
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