You’ve survived the newborn phase, waking up every few hours—or more—to feed and soothe your baby and soften his or her adjustment to life outside your womb. Just as you’re enjoying longer stretches of sleep and a more peaceful baby, teething hits. Suddenly, you’re back to dealing with sleepless nights and a fussy baby who can be difficult to soothe.
Teething is challenging for both babies and parents. As they develop teeth, babies can experience discomfort and swelling, which can lead to irritability and fussiness. Your baby’s sleeping and eating patterns might be disrupted as well. He or she might drool excessively, which can lead to a facial rash.
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