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Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Liz | 2007/06/22

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The whole teething thing

Please explain the teething thing to me. My 5 month old bites on anything she can and she has soft watery souery poo. She is not sick at all. Does this relate to teething. What is the next proses? how long does it last

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Paediatrician

She certainly seems to be getting her first teeth which usually appear at around 6 months. The first teeth will be the lower 2 incisors followed shortly therafter by the two upper incisors. The first set of teeth ['milk teeth'] consist of 20 teeth and take several months to appear.

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Posted by: Zetty | 2007/06/22

Good Luck. You can buy your baby (Baba Suur) this is a medicine that helps making your babies pooh not so sour. This is were the burning bums comes from. Teething can take anything from a week up to about 4 weeks. My daughter has been waiting now for 3 weeks for her eye teeth to come out and yet there is nothing. Babies also get earache so just watch if he suddenly doesn't want to ly down or drink his bottle. Just be patient and supportive and you will get through it.

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