At this time, to relieve the suffering of the baby, mothers will need several popular tricks. One of the tricks is to prepare a baby cold nipple: freeze the baby bottle with water upside down (so that the water freezes in the form of a nipple).
When the child becomes especially fussy, you can try to give him a nipple so cooled. But do not stuff your baby with ice – you can get a cold. Cold nipple cool gums and bring a slight relief.
Hard savory cracker will give the opportunity to scratch the inflamed gums. In this case, it is not necessary to give crackers and easily colored cookies in the prevention of crumbs falling into the respiratory system.
Cold wet gauze can be a good “scab” for gums baby. Regular hard fruits like apples and vegetables like carrots and cucumbers have the same effect.
You can try to massage the gums. Gentle pressure with a clean finger will ease pain when teething.
Distracting maneuver will be the best solution: you can play with your favorite toy or dance with your child in your arms. Sometimes playing hide and seek is all that is needed to distract a child from discomfort.
Chewing is a natural process that performs several functions at once: distracts, massages, scratches. Anything that is non-toxic and not too small will be suitable for chewing, so as not to accidentally block the respiratory tract of a child.
Among the popular herbal remedies, particular attention should be paid to clove oil. It well soothes the inflammation of the gums, but they need to be used extremely carefully, as it can cause burns on the gums. It should be diluted in another oil, for example, 1 drop of clove oil in a few tablespoons of any vegetable oil, and applied to the gum.
Chamomile tea will soothe the baby and relieve pain in the gums. It can be added to juices, other drinks or given in the form of ice cubes in the summer.
In general, new teeth are a new period for mother and baby, it can be stressful or pleasant, depending on how much the mother will be ready for it. Therefore, the psychological mood and calm atmosphere can sometimes become the best of friends during the period of zubikov growth.
Every parent remembers the first tooth of their child. Someone bit the nipple for the first time, someone noticed a ringing knock on a spoon while feeding apple puree, but there are also those who jumped up in the middle of the night from an extraordinary “concert” and, once again giving him a finger to chew on his finger, felt a solid knob on baby’s gum.
His first tooth
The first tooth is undoubtedly a time for joy, it is a real milestone in the life of any baby. This tooth becomes an explanation of why the baby has recently become a “factory” for the production of saliva, thrust everything in his mouth and was capricious in every possible case, and sometimes for no reason at all. By the time the first tooth appeared, the child had already gone through swollen painful gums and had passed one of the most difficult trials of his early childhood.
This period can be tried to ease if to be ready for it.
Since birth (or even earlier), every person has the rudiments of teeth under the gums. Baby teeth begin to grow about six or seven months from the lower central incisor. But one cannot say that this period is considered the norm. Each child is individual, so it is impossible to predict the appearance of the first tooth with a week accuracy. Parents should not be surprised even when the teeth begin to grow only from 12 months.
In general, the teeth begin to appear on the following schedule: central incisors – 6 – 12 months; lateral incisors – between 9–13 months; fangs – in 16 – 22 months; the first molar is 13–19 months, and the second molar is 25–33 months. Most children by the age of three have a mouth full of milk teeth. They will accompany the child until the sixth birthday. You should not worry about the large space between the teeth or about crookedly growing fangs at this time: everything will fall into place over time.
Teething process can be painful for a child.
When a tooth “cuts” the sensitive mucous membrane of the gums, it brings pain, and the child can become capricious and fussy.
Teething symptoms often include a change in the baby’s facial expression, drooling, “sudden causeless” crying, redness of the gums, loss of appetite, and sleep disturbances. In addition, some children burp and have mild diarrhea due to a gastrointestinal reaction to changes in the composition of their own saliva. Other babies are characterized by rashes and redness on the face and body from contact of saliva with the skin. Sometimes teething causes fever, congestion and pain in the ears. All these symptoms are normal.