When the baby comes into the world, we worry a lot. We want everything to be perfect, to do everything like the book. Love is at its highest, we are enjoying its evolution, but suddenly major changes begin. Is it a rash?
Teeth do not go out overnight and, as everyone knows, come to the pack with discomfort, pain and other problems. If you are the first child and do not know if you need to panic, I help you today with 10 things you need to know before this period:
1. Children experience pain long before the teeth appear
Doctors say that the pain occurs even five months before the tooth is scratched. It's a long process. Some children begin to become agitated around the age of three months, but their teeth come out much later.
2. Excessive salivation is not always related to tooth eruption
Babies do not know how to control their saliva, to swallow it as adults do, which is why it flows from their mouth. Usually, at 3-4 months, they begin to salivate as their body prepares for other food. When a tooth comes out, it is still possible to salivate a little more.
3. Irascibility and crying
Sometimes, the baby cries in his sleep. Sometimes he gets his hands on his nose or ears, he is agitated or crying. If there are no other causes, it means that the rash causes this discomfort. There will be better days, more difficult days, but they will pass. It's just a period.
4. What does the gums look like before the rash?
Every child is different so every symptom is different. In some children you do not even notice when the teeth come out, some suffer long periods. Usually, the gums change their appearance a little before the tooth breaks. You will notice that the gum "fills" as the tooth grows, then, before breaking, it can swell, red, white, see "crack" etc.
5. The symptoms differ in each tooth
Maybe at the onset of a tooth the irascibility is at maximum levels, at another you do not know when it comes out and at another fever. Don't rely on the fact that you know the symptoms from the previous tooth, it may be the exact opposite of the next.
6. Fever and soft stools
In most cases, fever in the case of tooth rash occurs due to inflammation of the gum. It is said that this should not exceed 39 degrees, but many parents have also experienced higher fever. Generally, the body's immunity decreases when the tooth breaks the gum and there is a possibility that the fever may develop for another reason.
Soft stools are also common in tooth eruption. Once the tooth comes out, the problem is solved. You have to be careful not to aggravate it from eating.
7. The age at which the parents leave
It varies from child to child. On average, the first tooth appears around the age of 6 months. However, there are children who are born with teeth or there are children who at one year old do not have any. We cannot change this, but we can ask the pediatrician for any concerns.
8. How do we ease baby's pain?
I think every mother knows her baby and knows what can distract her. In general, outings direct their attention to new things and thus manage to temporarily forget about pain.
There are teething toys that children sniff at and can be put a little in the fridge (if they are colder, they reduce inflammation). Even a raw carrot is good in such situations (Only if the baby is more than 6 months old!). Gingival gels can be purchased from the pharmacy, but the most important thing is that babies need to be held in their arms. For those breastfeeding, breast represents relief in the eruption of the tooth.
9. The appetite
Your appetite may be very low. Some babies will want nothing but milk for a while, although they are diversified. If you are worried about the situation, you can pay a visit to the pediatrician.
10. Strange toothpicks
There are children whose teeth come out cramped, chipped, smaller, distant, etc. We cannot prevent this. There are milk teeth, which means that in a few years it changes, but you can ask the opinion of a dentist.
I hope this information is useful to you and with their help you will be able to get through these periods more easily. Sometimes it will be harder, sometimes easier, but in the end they are part of a parent's life.
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