The teething period in babies is one of the serious challenges for most parents, since this process can give the baby a lot of unpleasant sensations. The task of adults is to timely distinguish the signs of the appearance of milk teeth from the symptoms of an incipient cold.
In most children, the first teeth erupt at the age of 5-7 months. However, due to various circumstances, this period can be shifted by a month or more, both in one direction and in the other direction. Teething is not always smooth and painless. Often, babies become restless and moody for no apparent reason.
One of the main (but not required) symptoms of the onset of eruption is profuse salivation. Some children literally drip out of saliva, which accumulates in the mouth and constantly flows out. It can irritate the skin at the corners of the lips and on the chin, causing discomfort to the baby. In this case, promptly remove excess fluid from the face and body, and lubricate the inflamed areas with a baby cream suitable for your baby.
The teething process, as a rule, makes the child an irresistible urge to nibble and nibble on something hard in order to somehow relieve the itching in the sore gums. For this purpose, special teethers are perfect, which can be purchased at a pharmacy or children's goods store. There are models of rodents equipped with cooling elements. Place this toy in the refrigerator for 20 minutes and give it to your baby. A cool surface will ease the baby's discomfort and allow him to take his mind off gum pain.
Pediatricians tend to associate the intensive growth of milk teeth with the night time. Therefore, often the baby's sleep at this stage of development becomes sensitive and intermittent. Breasts will help calm the baby at night. Sucking will ease the pain in the mouth and soothe the baby. For artificial people during this period, pacifiers and special gels are relevant to relieve the symptoms of eruption.
Other signs of an imminent appearance of milk teeth are fever and upset stools. These symptoms are quite common, but not necessary. The main task of parents is to distinguish between the temperature that accompanies eruption and the temperature - a reaction to the onset of an infectious disease. If you have the slightest doubt, be sure to consult a pediatrician.