Things to expect when your baby starts teething :)
Is your little one constantly trying to bite into everything he/she sees? Is the baby irritable and crying all the time for no reason? Well, your baby may be teething and might be getting its first set of teeth.
Teething typically starts when the baby is around 6 months old and the growth of 20 primary teeth completes by the time the child is 3 years of age. So, what are the things to expect when your baby starts teething?
Let’s find out?
The baby may show signs of discomfort when he/she is teething but some symptoms that the babies exhibit are so similar to other common problems that they face, it may be difficult to understand the real cause.
Dentzz Dental lists the following signs to watch out for:
Some babies show no symptoms at all nor do they seem to be affected. While dealing with some of them while they are teething may become a nightmare. If the baby shows a couple of these symptoms together, chances are he/she is teething.
· Swollen gums that look red
· Rashes and redness on face or chin
· Dropping saliva from the mouth all the time
· Biting and chewing on random things they find
· Inability to fall asleep
· They don’t accept any food or drink
Here are a few suggestions listed by Dentzz Dental Care Centre telling you what you can do to ease up things for your teething baby:
· There are plenty of rattles, teething rings, etc. available in the market and these are exclusively made for teething babies. So, always keep a supply of these handy.
· Use a clean and sanitized finger to rub your child’s gums gently. This provides more relief than anything else does.
· If nothing else works, you may contact a pediatrician who may prescribe some pain relievers for your baby.
· Give your baby foods and drinks that are cold as opposed to hot foods. Cold foods are known to provide comfort to achy gums.
What you shouldn’t do and what you must not worry about?
Never use teething gels on your baby’s aching gums to relieve pain. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say that the gel has the tendency to numb your baby’s throat and the baby may find it difficult to swallow.
It is a misconception that teething babies produce symptoms such as diarrhea and fever. Mild fever may be a result of swollen gums at times and a temperature under 101 degrees is fairly common and doesn’t require a doctor’s intervention.
Lastly, give abundant love and care to your teething baby to help it get over this tricky phase in its life.