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Your Baby, Week 26

baby face with close up of teeth

Baby’s first pearly white can appear as early as three months or as late as his first birthday.

However, most babies get their first tooth between 4 and 7 months of age.

 

The first teeth to come in are usually the two center front teeth in the lower jaw, and then the two center front teeth in the upper jaw.

Drooling, crankiness, and night awakenings are clues that your little one may be cutting teeth. Some babies’ teeth arrive with nary a complaint, and other babies can be very uncomfortable.

Rubbing his gums with your finger or giving him a chilled teething ring may help. We've put together ideas on how to make your baby more comfortable.

Sleep separately to prevent SIDS

Sleeping with your infant is tempting - but not a good idea. Read about the risks and how you can stay close.

Dads struggle to balance work and family

A new study shows the difficulty fathers face balancing parenting and work. Read about the findings and the rewards of achieving the balance.

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