Baby's 8th month

Your baby's 31st week

Your little one is now mobile. She’ll enjoy crawling around picking up every exciting object she finds. Watch out! They’re all destined for her mouth. Be sure to supply safe teething rings she can chew on without any harm.

While some begin much earlier, the average infant begins teething between six and twelve months of age. Generally, the incisors erupt first (four on top and four on the bottom), then four molars. These are followed by the four canine (eye) teeth and finally by the two year molars somewhere around two years of age. Watch for signs of teething, including drooling (and a related rash, cough or diarrhea caused by the excess of saliva), night waking, biting, loss of appetite and irritability. Help relieve the pain associated with teething by offering a hard, cool teething ring and, with the advice of your pediatrician, acetaminophen. Each child teethes differently. Some seem to hardly notice the process while others may cry and be excessively clingy while they’re feeling badly.

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