OCR Interpretation


The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 10, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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BABY HAS A TOOTH! NOW THAT HE'S
TEETHING DON'T BLAME ALL ILLS TO THAT
Baby has a tooth!
The lucky person to discover it is
supposed to receive. a gold thimble
as a reward. Babies have been bom
with teeth; some do not get a tooth
until 12 months old.
If baby does not have two teeth
at the age of 8 months, look for some
error in food. The average healthy
baby has two lower incisor teeth at
If Baby Does Not Have Two Teeth at the Age of Eight Months Look for
Some Error in Food.
the age of 6 months. Many a poor
baby has suffered for days from an
abscess in the ear when the pain and
restlessness have been ascribed to
the teeth. Other ills too numerous to
mention have been overlooked be
cause baby was cutting a tooth
Babies cut teeth from the age of
6 months to 3 years; therefore, if all
the ills which, are commonly sup
posed to be due to teething were
really a fact and did exist, all the
babies would be sick all the time be
tween these years.
Of all questions in medicine, prob
ably none has led to more discussion
than this: Does the cutting of teeth
affect the health of the child? You
may settle this question to your own
satisfaction and have a number of
writers with unquestioned reputation
to back your opinion either side you
wish to take.
In a very large percentage of
healthy children the cutting of teeth
produces no symptoms. In the high
ly nervous or poorly fed and ill
nourished, a chain of symptoms may
be produced which will last a few
days (restlessness in daytime, loss of
sleep at night, some temperature and
loss of appetite and some bowel dis
turbance) which may be traced to the
eruption of the teeth.
consult your family physician
when in doubt, especially if there be
any rise of temperature, and give
baby the benefit of the doubt, as you
may prevent the serious illness or
even the loss of the child.
It is unfortunate that the babies
are not born with teeth, as many of,
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