While some children get their first teeth without any problems teething for other children can very rarely lead to discomfort. Teething is a physiological condition that is part of human development. Red swollen gums, heavy drooling, sleepless nights, irregular breastfeeding, biting and a generally bad mood – all this may indicate that your baby’s first tooth is on the move.
How Long Does It Take To Teething?
Just as there is no fixed date on which your baby gets the first tooth, so does the time that the teething lasts and the way it is experienced in each child is different. Some children “only” suffer a few days before the tooth breaks through. Others show all the symptoms of teething for longer, without the tooth itself showing.
The good news is that with most babies, the first few teeth are the worst. Teething-related problems usually fade away until the molars break – and that’s likely to be the case after your baby’s first birthday. So you and your little one have some time to recover from this difficult and sometimes stressful time.
The tooth does not bump through the gums, but the mucous membrane above the already lying in the jaw tooth thins until the mucous membrane breaks at some point and the tooth comes to light.
Maybe your baby but gets from the many drooling a red skin exchange on the chin and lower lip. Gently wipe the spit with a soft cotton cloth, being careful not to create friction. Apply a zinc-rich ointment to your child’s chin before going to sleep or going for a walk. This protects against further irritation of the skin. If it does not get any better, all ointments must be discontinued.
If your baby is less than three months old, you should consult your doctor beforehand. Do not give your child paracetamol without first seeking medical advice. Fortunately, most babies are older when the first tooth is announced – between six and eight months old.
So if all of the above advice does not help and your child is feeling really bad, then you can give him a dose appropriate to his age. But you should definitely clarify before, that nothing else is the reason for the excitement of your baby. Often ear infections are confused with symptoms of teething – earache but must be treated! Even if your child has a fever or just can not calm down, you should consult your doctor