What To Do For Teething Babies
You cannot be uncertain when it comes to your baby's teething. It is such an excruciating experience for many babies. You will realize it with those endless cries, cheek rubs and drools without even the need to mention hours of noise and restlessness. The most difficult part is that parents could feel really helpless because of the pain and discomfort that teething babies experience. This is more incensed when they don’t have enough knowledge about the process of teething. When your baby experiences teething, you need to equip yourself with a lot of advice and information. Also, don’t forget teething rings that are ice cold which your baby can chew on.
Parents should also be aware of the symptoms and the corresponding solutions when their babies are teething. Here they are:
What to Anticipate. The baby develops 20 milk teeth or baby teeth when he or she is teething. The full set will appear when he gets to be 2 or 3 years old. Even if it seems like the teeth of your baby are appearing randomly, you will be able to tell beforehand which of those teeth would come out first through the baby's gums. See the common pattern outlined below that is followed by most babies during teething.
* Incisors - the 2 central teeth found at the top and bottom gums begin to be seen about 6 to 7 months from birth. Other incisors follow at eight months. After this your baby will have a total of 4 upper and lower teeth.
* There will be a short interval of 2 to 3 months and after that the 1st molars will show themselves through the gums. Molars are important in chewing food. This marks the ability of your baby to begin taking in solid food.
* Sixteen months after your baby is born, canine teeth appear. This further improves the ability of your child to consume more grown up foods.
* When your child turns 2 or 3, second molars come on the backmost part of the mouth, which are the final set of baby teeth that surface. This marks the ending of the teething process.
There is no cause for worry if ever your child is not able to follow through this specific pattern because the process of teething is hugely hereditary. If the parents were late in teething, there is a big chance that the baby will undergo the same. Nevertheless, many babies teeth early. They will teeth at about 4 to 5 months. This introduces both parents prematurely into this.
You are now aware of what you must anticipate during the teething stage. It is now time to look into the symptoms that the teething stage shows.
Symptoms of Teething: Not certain of the teething signs you need to look out for when your child goes on his or her 6th month? A common sign is more irritability because the process of teething could be really painful as the incisors and molars try to break out through the gums. You will notice coughing and drooling, which are often the next signs of teething. Here, the saliva that is in excess could cause some choking as well as drooling. But when the baby’s cough sounds raspy or deep, make sure to call your pediatrician immediately as your child could be sick. Gnawing often is also another symptom of teething. The baby does this to alleviate the pain he or she is feeling. Also, he will be having difficulty in getting enough sleep due to the constant interruption of his sleep cycle.
How to Relieve Baby's Pain: When you cannot bear to look at your baby while he is in pain during teething, you can do lots of things to make him comfortable. A frozen teething ring is a popular parenting choice. The cold sensation will numb baby's gums and provides something for him to chew. In addition, you can give him some cold water which will help him to relieve the pain he is feeling. Other parents have found applesauce, chilled yoghurt and foods that are semi-solid to adequately relieve the discomfort and give the needed nutrition.
When pain is still being experienced, ask your pediatrician whether you can give your baby Infant Tylenol to help relieve the discomfort and pain. Your pediatrician can guide you with the dosage, which ensures you won't be giving more than what your baby needs. Products and gels for oral numbing, which are especially made for babies, are also found to provide relief.
The teething stage may be uncomfortable for you and your baby. However, it is crucial to remember that normally it lasts only about 2 to 3 years and once this milestone is surpassed, you can bid farewell to your baby's painful days of teething.
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