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Something to chew on 磨乳牙

Do you have a little brother or sister? Do you remember when they got their first teeth?

When a baby's teeth start to come in, you are sure to hear the baby cry a lot more. That's because the new teeth coming through the gums make the baby uncomfortable.

Babies who have started teething should be given something to bite, such as carrots or bread crusts.

Something to chew on will make him or her more comfortable, said a group of pharmacists in Germany.

It said parents should take care that the child does not swallow anything, however.

Parents can use plastic teething rings too. They last a long time, are durable and can be reused. Those plastic rings shouldn't have anything added to make them softer, the pharmacists added.

A natural alternative is orris root, which must be regularly boiled in water to kill any germs.

(Jason Cox, Staff Writer with DPA)

你有年幼的弟妹嗎?你記得他們何時開始長牙嗎?

當嬰孩開始長牙,你肯定會聽到他們哭得比平常還厲害,那是因為新牙齒從牙齦長出來,讓嬰孩覺得不舒服。

開始長牙的嬰孩應該給它可以咀嚼的東西,例如紅蘿蔔或硬麵包。

德國一群藥劑師表示,有東西咬會讓嬰兒比較舒服。

不過父母也要注意不要讓孩童吞下任何東西。

父母也可以用塑膠牙齒咬環,它的使用期限長,耐用且可重複使用,不過藥劑師補充,不應用任何添加物來軟化這些塑膠咬環。

還有自然的替代方法「香鳶尾根」,不過得定期煮沸殺菌。(翻譯︰鄭湘儀)

Today's Words 今日單字

1. pharmacist n.

藥劑師 (yao4 ji4 shi1)

例: When I got sick, I asked the pharmacist what medicine I should take.

(每當我生病,都會詢問藥劑師該服用哪種藥物。)

2. durable adj.

耐用的 (nai4 yong4 de5)

例: This washing machine is very durable. You'd have to drop a piano on it to break it.

(這台洗衣機很耐用,你得用鋼琴才能砸壞它。)

3. germ n.

細菌 (xi4 jun4)

例: Most germs get into your house on your shoes or hands.

(多數細菌是藉由你的鞋子或雙手進入屋內。)


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