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Our Baby's First Two Years
by Robert M. Selig, M.D., FAAP & Joann C. Cozza, D.O., FAAP

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DOCTOR'S SUGGESTIONS:

 

1. Teething: It is common for babies to wake up at night when they are teething. It is okay to let your baby cry for 10-15 minutes. If given the chance, your baby may go back to sleep. Try not to feed your baby during the night as soon as he/she awakens. This may establish a bad habit of waking up at night and expecting to be fed. Patterns that you establish now will be important in the future.

 

If your baby seems uncomfortable at night from teething, try rubbing a small amount of the OTC teething preparations (Baby Orajel or Ambesol) on your baby's gums. A dose of Tylenol before bedtime and when your baby wakes up, may also provide some relief from teething discomfort.

 

2. Infant Rashes: Rashes are common in babies. They may be flat, raised, dry, fluid-filled, or crusty and can occur anywhere on the body. Do not be alarmed. If your baby is not sick (no fever, eating and sleeping habits normal, and playful) and does not appear uncomfortable (itching), it is safe to wait 24 hours to see if the rash improves. When your baby becomes overheated (sometimes unavoidable), you may notice a pinpoint, bumpy rash on the face and neck (heat rash). Washing these areas with a mild soap will help to clear up this rash. If your child appears sick or uncomfortable, please call the office.

 

 

___Vi-Daylin/F ADC + Iron Drops-one dropperful daily

___Vi-Daylin/F Multi + Iron Drops-one dropperful daily

___Fluoride (Pediaflor)-0.25 mg/day

 

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