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Babies have been doing this since the beginning of time. They are flexible little beings, and any discomfort will likely be minor and short-lived. But if you are concerned, keep a burp cloth (cloth diaper or nappy) over your shoulder whenever you hold him. It protects your clothes as well!!


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This may be way too simple an answer, but it's the one that keeps recurring to me: could it be that your son is waking up because of his gums, but staying awake because he's hungry? In other words, is he getting enough to eat during the day? I'd try to increase his daytime intake. If and when he wakes up in the night, you could try giving him a refrigerated ...


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I had this problem as my little one had poor suction anyway, especially when he was teething. Chewing is soothing to sore gums. Rather than putting the bottle in baby's mouth, I put it to his lips so he had to suck it in. I would also stroke his chin at the same time. However, this only works if baby is hungry. As he was feeding, if he began to chew, I ...


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It may well be that what you're seeing is an eruption cyst: It may look like a black tooth, but it is just a small collection of blood under the gum surface that sometimes persists for a bit before the tooth (normal, white) erupts. Most articles (like the one below) state that eruption cysts occur most commonly in the upper jaw. They most commonly occur ...


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I took these signs from my favourite and well trusted source: Biting: Biting acts as counter pressure to relieve discomfort caused by pressure from poking in teeth via under the gums. Teething makes the baby gum whatever he or she sees or finds, right from fingers to teething rings and to your nipples that can get sore if you are ...



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