10 Health Tricks Every Parent Must Know

Relieve Teething Pain

How to do it: Fold a washcloth into a small triangle, dip one corner in water, and place in the freezer for a few hours. Once it's frozen, let your baby grasp the dry end of the cloth -- or hold it for him -- while he gnaws on the frozen corner.

Why it works: The rough fabric makes a baby's irritated gums feel better, and the cold soothes the area, helping to reduce swelling and inflammation.

When to call the doctor: If your baby seems to be in pain -- or if the frozen washcloth doesn't ease his irritability.

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