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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 09:40


For centuries a variety of behaviours and illnesses in infants and toddlers has been blamed on teething. Some of these now we dismiss out of hand as our knowledge of disease has grown. Serious infections could previously be attributed to a baby teething and indeed teething would be put down on a death certificate in times gone by as a cause of death. However, today many people will still attribute their baby’s ill health to cutting teeth. How valid is this?

Published in Child Health