Getting Teething: it is part of growing up your child. But what can the little one suffer from it! How do you know if the inconveniences are part of the teething? And what can you do to alleviate the pain? Read on soon and discover everything about those red cheeks of your child ...
When do teeth occur?
Just like walking and sleeping through, the passing through of teeth is different for every child. But on average the first tooth comes through when the baby is half a year old. In general, the lower, middle incisors will appear first and then the upper two incisors (also in the middle). The other incisors then follow. With a year these eight teeth are usually visible. The milk teeth will be complete around 3 years. The milk teeth consists of 8 cutting teeth, 4 canines and 8 molars.
How do you recognize the passing of the teeth?
A baby who suffers from teeth that come through will like to bite on everything. Whether it's a teether or your fingers: that does not really matter to him or her! Feel the gums to find out if this is really the reason. Do you feel a bump? Then you can soon admire a new tooth! Although it has not been proven scientifically, there are more symptoms that are known as problems with passing teeth. Of course, you can never just leave without a problem here. But extra crying, nappy rash, increase, worse sleep: people often assume that this has something to do with it. Sometimes children get scarlet cheeks (s). This is also usually attributed to the tooth phase. Drooling can also occur! Sometimes the child will rub his own cheeks.
Get tips on teething
Massaging the gums.
Let your child eat or drink something cold. This eases the pain
I do not like chains with a baby myself. But amber seems to help by the essential oils that are released upon contact with the skin. Do so only under supervision!
Chamomile tea could help. Do you breastfeed? Drink it yourself. Or give your baby this in between (lukewarm).
Stimulate the chewing
Give something where the child can chew carefree like a teething ring
Give a bread crust (if your child is old enough, of course) to suck on.
Make sure the food is not too hot: sensitive gums are not really happy with that.
Is your child really out? Just give it extra attention. Because they can usually appreciate that very much. An extra cuddling session can never hurt.
Sucking is comforting for a baby. So put it extra. Are you giving the bottle? Give it some extra moisture.
Carry your child in a baby carrier or sling. First of all, it will be quieter because it is close to you. But because your child is more upright, than when it is in a bed, the pressure in the head is reduced. In case of a possible inflammation in the gums, this will give relief!
Optionally, you can opt for medicines. There is a homeopathic remedy that can help: Chamodent from VSM. There are also regular resources. But beware: these means can also have disadvantages, so ask yourself if this is necessary!
In the case of fever, you can, depending on age, give a suppository. Pay attention to whether the fever is not caused by something else and therefore does not last too long! Consult your doctor if necessary.
These fragile baby teeth are of course vulnerable. Do not let your baby suck for hours on a bottle! Not only a bottle with lemonade, but also milk, for example, is disastrous for those new, beautiful teeth. Start brushing immediately with special toothpaste, matched to the age! You have special fingerbrushes that you put on your finger. Otherwise you choose a small toddler brush.