Between 4 and 7 months the time has come: the teeth of the baby will come through. The consequences may be that your baby is crying, drooling and rubbing a lot of cheeks and ears. The process of getting through the teething baby will take a while. They do not all come at once. In this blog you can read when the teeth of the baby come through, what the order is and what you can do to ease the pain of your baby.
When do teeth occur?
The first teeth of the baby will continue if your baby is 4 to 7 months old. But it may be that your baby is sooner or maybe much later.
First the lower incisors come through (in the middle of the lower jaw) followed by the upper incisors. When your child is 3 years old, all 20 baby teeth have come through.
How long does it take to get through the baby's teeth?
Below we have made a handy overview for you which indicates when the teeth of the baby come through. Keep in mind that the order of teeth baby does not always have to apply to your child.
|2 incisors in the middle of the lower jaw||4 to 7 months old|
|2 incisors in the middle of the upper jaw||8 months to 1 year old|
|4 teeth on either side of the incisors||9 months to 1.5 years old|
|first choose both left and right||13 months to 19 months old|
|4 canines (between the incisors and molars)||1.5 years to 2 years old|
|Choose 4 behind the first dial||2 to 3 years old|
Symptoms of passing teeth
Transient teeth are often accompanied by a number of complaints with your baby. Moreover, it has not been scientifically shown that there is a connection between fever, diaper rash or diarrhea and teething. What may be a cause of the fever is that your child stops everything in his or her mouth when the teeth come through. Sometimes these objects are not completely clean or hygienic so your baby comes into contact with bacteria and viruses.
Symptoms that are of the coming teething are:
- The baby stops everything in the mouth to bite and chew;
- Your baby sleeps less well because of the pain;
- The baby is eating worse;
- Howling and a short fuse;
- A lot of rubbing over the ears, cheeks and cheeks.
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Detecting the teeth from the baby
You only know for certain that the teething baby will come through if you can see or feel it. Since the first teeth almost always come in the middle of the lower jaw, you can feel with your finger (or first wash well) at that spot if there is a hard bump. The gums on that spot are also a bit paler or red and a bit swollen.
Getting through teething tips: What can you do?
Of course you do not want to see your baby with pain. Fortunately, we have some teething tips here so you can ease the pain.