TEETHING IN BABIES

by manthananam.erem

As a mom, you always welcome the baby’s development like their first walk, their first words, and even teething in babies. The parenting journey is full of excitement. What will happen now? How does my baby grow? What changes occur?

The first tooth is a big event in your baby’s life but it may be a bit difficult for the baby. It’s time to update yourself with all the information about teething. The only way to help your little child get easily through it.

Although, teething does not appear at the same age for all the babies. It starts teething in babies around 4 to 12 months. All 20 teeth known as primary teeth, 10 in each jaw comes within 2 to 3 years. This process is called teething in babies.

But nothing to worry about, these come at different times in all the babies. Learn more with how your baby’s teeth develop?

The teething in babies chart is below:-

 

  • 4-second molars
  • four first molars
  • 4 canine teeth
  • all four lateral incisors
  • 4 central incisors

Signs of Teething in babies


This set appears in each upper jaw and lowers jaw. The bottom jaw often comes early, sometimes between 4 to 10 months. Each child is different and so is their teething time. Nothing to worry about, Teeth will appear early or later. If you have any doubts talk to your dentist.

The symptoms aren’t the same for every baby, but the common symptoms may include:-

  • Swollen, tender gums
  • more fussiness and crying than usual
  • Changing in eating and sleeping 
  • Wanting to chew hard things for soothing the pain
  • Raised temperature than usual
  • More drooling
  • Baby is irritated
  • Rashes around mouth
  • Loss of appetite

Teething in babies can be painful but it isn’t a sickness. Call your doctor if your baby has diarrhea, vomiting, rashes, high fever and cough or congestion. These are not normal signs of teething and can make your baby weak.

How to Sooth a teething baby


What works best while soothing your fussy baby depends. You may need to try several things to help your baby to feel better while teething time.

Often, something cold in your baby’s mouth can help like pacifiers, spoon, clean wet washcloth, a solid refrigerated toy or rings but remember don’t use too cold.

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Tips to ease teething discomforts


  • Wash your hands and clean rub your baby’s gums a few times a day.
  • Give something to chew like sugar-free rusk.
  • Baby can suck a moderately cold but not frozen teething rings and dummy.
  • Give some soft foods to chew.
  • A hard unsweetened teething cracker can be comfortable.

Things to avoid


  • Teething gels may be harmful as the baby can swallow it!
  • Amber teething beads, also harmful if these break apart. Supervise your baby if you choose amber beads for chewing purpose
  • Avoid homeopathic teething tablets or take doctor advice before using these.

How to take care of baby’s teeth and gums


It’s very important to take care of the baby’s gum before the first tooth appears. Wipe them gently a few times in a day with the help of damp facecloth or gauze.

You can massage her teeth with your clean finger, and let your baby gnaw on your fingers. Try dipping your fingers in cold water and give a gentle massage baby’s gums before feeding. This make your nipples safe from bitting.

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When Should You Visit The Dentist?


I know you have a keen eye on your baby’s developments. Whenever its first tooth appears, an appointment with your dentist is necessary. Or if teething in babies is normal then you can visit at around 12 months.

Dentist advice-how to deal with babies and young child teeth? what is a good toothbrushing brand? how to prevent tooth decay? And how to deal with injury or bad habit of thumb sucking?

The teething in babies is a natural process. But for some baby, it is rough and uncomfortable. Arm yourself with all information to help your baby deal with all teething problems.

I’ll provide you sources for more information on teething in babies. Hope these will help you out.

 

 

 

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This is a topic that is near to my heart… Cheers! Where are your contact details though?

manthananam.erem April 21, 2020 - 9:40 am

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