Babies teething, be prepared for the tiering phase
The horror called teething
Usually babies start teething arround 6 months old, but at some babies it can start from 3rd month. The first dairy teeth usually come in pairs – first lower, and then upper unit. In the third year, the baby is expected to have all 20 teeth. In some raree cases parents get surprised by nany’s teeth, usually there are loud indications that something is happening. Many children are irritable during the outbreak of the teeth and appear as if they are about to have a cold. Some babies get the rash. The rash is caused by increased drooling, and the slime dilates the stool that causes diarrhea. If diarrhea persists, talk to your doctor. Other symptoms that announce the onset of the first teeth are swollen gum or refusing food.
How to recognise teething?
Your infant at that age still cannot talk to you and tell you his or hers worries. So how will you recognise teething form other issues your infant has?
Here are some signs you should look for:
- Drooling, excessive drooling
- Biting – fingers, toys, basicaly anything that fits in their mouth
- Fever, rash, diaper rash, even diarrhea
How to handle it?
Knowing your baby is teething, you will be one step ahead and will be prepared how to help your baby. Different babies react in different ways, so try different methodes.
Col and coold things will ease their irritation. Pressure also helps baby’s aching gums. Feel free to freaze whatever safe object or food and give it to your infant to chew on. The cold helps numb the area, and the pressure is soothing for inflamed gums. Here are some examples:
- Gently masage your babies gums – Chamomile tea has strong anti-inflamatory characteristics.
- Amber necklaces – baby’s body heat triggers amber to release an oil that contains succinic acid, a natural anti-inflammatory susptance.
- Frozen washcloths. Let baby chew on them after they come out of the freezer.
- Frozen fruit or veggies.
- Natural solid wood toys – roughness of the wood is very soothing for some babies.