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My baby is getting his first tooth.  How did you help your baby through this?

Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: One of my favorites firsts during my son’s first year was the first tooth. But that didn’t come without some challenges. Keeping teething rings chilled in the refrigerator seemed to help soothe those sore gums better than anything, and it beats gumming dirty little fingers.

Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD, a mother of two sons ages 6 and 4, an internal medicine specialist, and the author Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves, in Anniston, AL

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