Many parents ignore certain issues concerning their babies. They ignore plenty of concerns that are related to the health of their little ones. Babies around 3 and 12 months start to grow their first teeth .This appearance of teeth for the first while causes then harm and hurt, which is not appreciated by parents. The symptoms of the beginning of teething are multiple. Mothers can recognize whether their babies are achy or not, relying on their behavior. Babies can start crying at night, refusing to eat food and unwilling to interact with the environment.
This issue has raised many troubles to parents that they suffer a lot through the harm caused by the emergence of teeth. Teething babies begin to feel achy because of inflamed gums. Teething is mostly painful for your baby, and this might be hard for the whole family. Babies experience teething in different ways. Teething begins at any time between 3 months and 12 months of age. When your baby is 3 years old, they will have all the 20 primary teeth. During the period of teething, it is the lower front teeth which come in first; upper front teeth mostly come in 1 to 2 months after the lower front teeth.
Many parents can feel happy when they see the two tiny bottom teeth of their babies. The problem is that joy does not last for long. This is because the process of getting teeth is a difficult experience for your baby that they feel too achy. But don’t worry; babies during the process of getting teeth develop certain traits. According to Tenny Josen, a pediatrician dentist at kid Island Dental in Long Island, New York, teething is like crawling and walking, is a remarkable milestone which assures that your baby is on the right way developmentally. Baby’s teething is a good start for them to interact with the world through speech; they develop the abilities of language skills plus the ability to eat, bite and chew.
Sherry Artemenko, a speech-language pathologist, says that ‘’as babies acquire teeth and can increasingly bite and chew more textured foods, they are exercising and building the underlying oral-motor musculature for speech development of the jaw, cheeks, tongue, and lips.’’
Babies experience teething differently. There are plenty of symptoms during the process of teething like drooling, night waking, and crabbiness. Babies experience teething pain for months while others have no symptoms. They ignore the reason for their soreness in their mouth; so they keep waking up at night and crying loudly. There are a lot of signs of teething symptoms. Drooling is a sign for the beginning of teething; when fluid comes out from the mouth of your baby, bear in your mind that your baby is going to get their teeth. Teething causes drooling. Babies come to bite their fingers, toys, and any hard or soft substance to help relieve the soreness and pressure in their gums.
They become fussier than usual when they are teething. This is because of pain, soreness and swelling in their gums before teeth come through. Babies during this period of teething refuse to eat food and drink because of the pain they feel in their mouth. Also, teething causes a rash on the skin, chin, face or chest. If you notice something wrong or unusual in your baby, consult your doctor. If you see high fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, call your pediatrician. Deb Lonzer, a pediatrician and chairperson of the Department of Community Pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, says that ‘’no more than a third of babies have any one symptom… so, one-third of the kids might drool, another third might be irritable, and another third might have trouble sleeping.’’ Also, experts in the Academy of Pediatrics assure that fever and diarrhea are not normal teething symptoms. They say that when babies put things in their mouth to relieve their soreness, many viruses and germs get into babies’ mouth.
Teething symptoms differ from one child to another. There are other symptoms such as irritability, rubbing face, difficulty sleeping, grabbing ears, swollen, and bulging gums, and turning away food. There are many ways to make your baby comfortable while teething.
- Give your baby clean and safe objects to chew on like teething rings
- Use a clean finger to rub your baby’s gum for about 2 minutes. Babies find this way soothing that it relieves their soreness.
- Consult your pediatrician to give you more advice.