• Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Caring for Your Toddler's Teeth
    Caring for Your Toddler's Teeth What's the point of taking good care of "baby teeth"? After all, they're only going to fall out anyway, right? True, but baby teeth do matter. They determine the placement and spacing of adult teeth and help to d...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Tips on Toddler Teething
    Tips on Toddler Teething Q-tip Don't try to soothe your teething child with a bottle (or breast). Because sucking may cause even more pain, avoid bottle-feeding if at all possible. Offer your baby a cup instead. Fairy Tales Looking for a teethi...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Your Baby and Teething
    Your Baby and Teething Babyproofing If you use a teether that contains gel, be sure to examine it regularly for cracking or other signs of wear and tear. Certainly teething may also cause some irritability, if not from the pain then from the pr...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Caring for Your Baby's Teeth
    Caring for Your Baby's Teeth Unless your baby develops some problem with her teeth, you won't need to take her on her first visit to a dentist until she is two or three years old. But just because she isn't yet seeing a dentist doesn't mean that...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Your Baby and Teething
    Your Baby and Teething Babyproofing If you use a teether that contains gel, be sure to examine it regularly for cracking or other signs of wear and tear. Certainly teething may also cause some irritability, if not from the pain then from the pr...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Rubber Egg: How Cavities Form
    Rubber Egg: How Cavities FormChemical reactions occur inside our bodies all the time. If your child has trouble remembering to brush his teeth, this activity is a great way to show him how cavities form. Materials Egg Small container Vinegar Chic...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Tips on Toddler Teething
    Tips on Toddler Teething Q-tip Don't try to soothe your teething child with a bottle (or breast). Because sucking may cause even more pain, avoid bottle-feeding if at all possible. Offer your baby a cup instead. Fairy Tales Looking for a teethi...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Make-Believe Dentist
    Make-Believe DentistMaterials Cup with water Bowl for spitting Paper napkin Flashlight Toothbrush Small toys for "prizes"Directions Because water is involved, this game is best played in the kitchen or bathroom. Take turns being the dentist and p...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Eleven-Month-Old Hasn't Cut Teeth
    The first tooth usually erupts (come through the gums) between 5 to 7 months, although it can be as early as 3 months and as late as 15 months. At 11 months of age, you need not worry that your nephew has not cut any teeth. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Easing Teething Pain
    Giving a baby something hard to chew on can help to ease teething pain. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Caring for Your Toddler's Teeth
    Caring for Your Toddler's Teeth What's the point of taking good care of "baby teeth"? After all, they're only going to fall out anyway, right? True, but baby teeth do matter. They determine the placement and spacing of adult teeth and help to d...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Tooth Development
    There is a lot of variation in the normal eruption time for children's teeth. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Brush Baby's Gums?
    Learn whether there's anything special you need to do to your baby's gums before the teeth appear. ...