Teething is an important developmental step for a baby. But the joy of the first tooth is often mixed with the unpleasant side effects that comes with teething in the baby: Suddenly, a happy and happy baby is unbalanced and unbecoming. To make teething bearable for both parents and children, there are valuable information and tips here.
When Do Babies Get Teeth?
Most babies first get the two lower incisors, usually between the fourth and eighth months of life. The upper incisors then make their way through the gums. At the end of the first year of life, the little ones usually have the first eight incisors. Between the 20th and 30th month, the back molars complete the deciduous dentition.
However, when the first few teeth are showing different from baby to baby and the time span is very large here. Some babies even get their first teeth only in the eleventh month of life or even at the age of one. However, if nothing has happened after 33 months, it is advisable to see a dentist.
First Signs Of Teething
In the period when the first tooth slowly pushes through the gum, typical symptoms are common. Some experts assume that especially symptoms like moodiness, diarrhea and fever are not directly related to the teething itself.
These symptoms are attributed to the fact that children put all sorts of things in their mouth during this time to massage their gums by chewing. They come increasingly in contact with viruses and other germs.
While some babies do not seem to have any problems with teething, for others it is sometimes quite painful and anything but child’s play. Reddened cheeks and swollen gums are clear signs of teething. If some of the following signs are added, now is the time to give your child some relief
1. The baby is chewing and gnawing on everything that is tangible, even on your own fist.
2. The saber cloth is much more in use, because when teething more saliva is produced.
3. Increased drooling makes the skin around the mouth sore, like a rash.
4. The mood was seldom worse.
5. Your baby has significantly less appetite than usual.
6. Sleep is rather restless and bad overall.
7. Whining, screaming and crying – that too is more common now.
Teething – Early Signs Of The Baby
Usually the breakthrough of the first biter announces with unmistakable signs. Not all signs occur at the same time. Sometimes children teething without accompaniments. But when parents recognize the following behaviors in their baby, it can be good for a tooth to make its way:
- It screams and cries more often than usual, is whiny and sleeps worse
- It seeks more body contact, wants to be worn a lot on the arm
- The baby tries to put objects or even his own hand in the mouth
- It slobbers more than usual, is therefore sore around the mouth
- It runs all the time with the tongue over the Kauleiste
- The gums are red and sensitive, the cheeks are red and hot
- Lack of appetite can also be a sign of teething
- Some children may experience diarrhea , rash, sore butt or fever during the period of teething
Teething can be very distressing for babies, because the gums are reddened, swollen and very sensitive. Sometimes the pain even goes up to the ear. Depending on the extent of the complaints, there are various ways to help with teething:
- Most babies now like to chew on cold washcloths. These should – because of the hygiene – but be changed several times a day
- Also bread rinds and apple or carrot slices are suitable. Please take care so that the child does not swallow it
- Cooling teethers or cooling beads also bring relief. Here, however, care must be taken that they contain no PVC and the content is non-toxic. Tip: Place the teething ring in the fridge or freezer beforehand
- Gently massage the gums with the (clean!) Forefinger. Alternative: special baby toothbrushes with massage bristles
- Also a foot reflexology massage can help. The crests of baby toes are gently caressed and kneaded, because there are the reflex zones of the toothed ridges
- Many parents swear by the soothing effects of amber chains. These are recommended in natural medicine for pain relief and as a help with teething. Please make sure that the chain does not strangle or otherwise obstruct the baby
- Homeopathic help