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A WonderBaba Guide to Teething!

Teething… some babies breeze through it barely noticing the arrival of their new teeth…some babies…well they feel every part of every tooth! In my experience if your baby feels it then you pretty much do too 🙂 On average teething begins at six months of age.  This can vary greatly as some babies are even born with teeth whereas some take over a year to cut their first one.  The good news is that most babies will have a full set of milk teeth by the age of two and a half so whilst it may feel like it will go on forever I can promise it won’t!  Teething early or even being born with teeth is not a problem really other than for two reasons. Continue reading


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Sore Throats in Babies and Children

Sore Throats in Babies and Children Wonder

Unfortunately sore throats are quite common, especially in children, and can occur for several reasons including viral or bacterial infections. One of the main viral infections which causes a sore throat is the common cold with it being responsible for a quarter of all sore throats. Other viruses which less commonly cause a sore throat in children are the flu viruses, the herpes simplex virus, the Epstein Barr virus (glandular fever), and the Adenovirus. Bacterial infections only account for a third of sore throats in children and are mostly due to streptococcal infections. Babies and children are particularly likely to suffer from sore throats as their bodies haven’t yet had time to build up resistance to the infections which commonly cause this nasty symptom. Continue reading