Teething

Why do babies cry?

Check for physical causes Crying generally means something is not quite right in your baby’s world, so start with the obvious stuff. Is he hungry? Does he need a diaper change? Is he too warm or cold? Does he need a change of position? Has teething started? Consider emotional causes Babies are happiest when they are in...

What we need to know about your kid’s initial molars

Photo: iStockphoto Thought you were done with teething? Sadly, no. Somewhere between your child’s first and third birthdays, eight molars will be breaking through. And if a sharp little incisor made your baby miserable, just think what a big square molar can do! Some children do sail through teething with very little trouble. For others, it’s...

Lisa says: Molars. Need we contend more?

Look at this adorable kid. Her molars? Not so adorable While I’ve been MIA for the past few days, Peyton has been NUTS. (Nuts. That’s not an acronym. It’s me YELLING. The kid has been NUTS.) I’m going to make this short and sweet…because Peyps is screaming at the top of her lungs. I’m blaming this recent...

Teething symptoms and solutions for your baby

Photo: istock “She’s so touchy!” says Melanie Aguiar, mom to 14-month-old Ana. “The slightest little thing like falling down on her bum will start her crying.” Why is this usually sunny little girl so unhappy? Teething. “She’s cut four teeth in the last week and a half, including a molar,” says her mom. Not only has...

Birth to five: Milestones to watch for

It’s amazing how much your little one will grow in such a short amount of time. From sitting to walking, peek-a-boo to non-stop talk, the list of developmental signposts along the way is awe-inspiring. To put it in order, from birth to five years of age, we’ve enlisted the help of Dr. Larry Pancer,...

Feeding concerns

Q: My 10-month-old has refused to take a bottle for the past few weeks. He freaks out if he sees it coming his way and won’t let me put it in his mouth. I’ve tried formula, breastmilk and even homogenized milk — I’ve also gone through three different sets of bottles and several sippy...

The good drug debate

Why won’t she stop crying?As I hovered over my four-week-old daughter’s bassinet, her wails filling the house, I was out of my mind with frustration. I’d tried everything to soothe her, but nothing worked. In my hand, I held a pacifier. Desperate, I popped it in. Her little mouth latched on. She fell asleep...

Early pearly whites

From that first snowy kernel peeking above the gum to a seventh-grader’s grin, teeth give a child’s face unique appeal — no wonder toothsome means agreeable or attractive! But these nuggets of dentine and enamel are no idle beauties — they also help kids speak properly and grind up good, nourishing foods like fruits...

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