Teething can cause different sorts of issues, but your baby is unable to tell you if they are in pain. It is important to recognize the symptoms and severity.
Wow, your baby is growing teeth. This is crucial
stage of any baby’s life. Teething can be with or without problems. If there
are problems you need some strategies to deal with them, as your baby can
become very cranky and grumpy.
Teething can cause different sorts of issues, but
your baby is unable to tell you if they are in pain. Therefore it is important
to recognise the symptoms and realize the potential severity of the problem.
In order to
prepare for the potential difficulties you must understand the teething
Your baby’s gum
will redden and may get swollen too. They may start drooling heavily, both
awake and asleep. Sleep may become problematic, you baby may stay up more,
sleep less, and show signs of increased restlessness.
Your baby may
start rubbing or playing with their ears. Discomfort may lead them to bit
everything they can grab. Some babies become disinterested in meals and drinks,
decreasing their eating and drinking. Your baby may become very fussy and
cranky during teething process.
A few may also
get red cheeks and rashes on their face and chin.
Baby Teething Health Issues
might face some common health issues during the teething process.
eating could lead to weight loss. This can be a cause for concern if too much
weight is lost. Lack of food intake and proper sleep could lead to your baby
becoming an easy target for diseases, such as flu or loose motions.
can cause dehydration in infants.
also get fever. High fevers or any other serious health issue during this
period may not be related to teething, so it is highly recommended to see your
health care professional for a proper diagnosis.
generally starts between five and ten months, but this is liable to change.
Every baby is different and every baby gets their first teeth at different
ages. Delay can be because of different growth factors, or occasionally due to
also be late due to hereditary factors. A little late is normal. If your child
has not teeth by around 16-18 months of age consult your doctor immediately. If
your baby is otherwise healthy and meeting their milestones it may not be a
point of concern if their first teeth are a little late.
Taking Care of
The teething process is painful for most of the
babies. While teething, their gums swell from the pressure of tooth trying to
erupt from the gum. Eating and drinking can be painful, causing your baby to
avoid these activities. As a result they can become irritable and grumpy,
requiring more attention and care.
You can try a number of things to sooth your baby.
your baby more attention and time.
silicon teething rings. Babies like to chew and bite while teething. Silicon
teething rings are a safe, healthy way to sooth a teething baby.
dummy can also be used to comfort a baby while they are teething.
soft, coldfruits and veggies (soft
apricots, avocados, plums, cucumber etc) can help relieve the pain. Remember
not to provide any hard veggies or fruits to your baby.
your baby’s teeth will also help. And your baby may enjoy having their teeth
gums with cold water can help.
baby may also enjoy biting down on something frozen during this process.
Some medications, such as paracetamol, and rubbing
ointments can be used. Before using any medication for your baby consult your
health care professional.
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