The appearance of the first milk teeth is the most important stage in your baby's life. Their eruption directly indicates that the body of the crumbs is preparing to expand the diet at the expense of solid food. However, the eruption process itself is not always smooth and painless. Most children during this period become irritable and capricious, and their health condition deteriorates sharply. In such a situation, it is important to distinguish between symptoms associated with the appearance of teeth and signs of a possible disease.
The average time for the appearance of the first teeth is 6-8 months. But deviations from it for 2-3 months are possible, both in one direction and in the other direction. Someone's teeth appear as early as 4 months, while someone's first incisor comes out only by the year. Therefore, it is rather difficult to focus on specific terms in this matter, each child is individual.
One of the most telling symptoms of teething is profuse drooling. At the same time, red spots and small pimples appear in the corners of the lips and on the chin of the crumbs. To relieve irritation, gently wipe your baby's face with gentle sanitary napkins or a clean handkerchief and apply a baby cream that's right for your baby.
Teething of milk teeth makes the child want to bite something hard and thus "scratch" the sore gums. Offer your baby special teethers. They are sold over the counter and many have a cooling effect. To cool such a rodent, it is enough to place it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, and then give it to the child. Purchase some teether toys so you can swap them out.
The most intensive growth of teeth occurs at night, so the baby's sleep becomes restless, and some children cannot sleep at all. Place your baby on your chest to comfort your baby during the night's awakening and to ease his distress. It is the safest and most effective pain reliever. Lubricate the inflamed gums of an artificial baby with a special gel with an anesthetic effect. Make sure your child is not allergic to this drug beforehand.
Indirect signs of teething are fever and upset stools. In many cases, sore gums can actually cause similar symptoms. In this case, it is necessary to carefully monitor the condition of the child. If you cannot bring down the high temperature, and the stool does not return to normal within a few days, be sure to consult with a specialist.