Teething is one of the important stages in your baby's life, and it is also one of the tiring stages for mother and baby. Where babies teething is accompanied by a lot of crying, and lack of sleep due to the pain of teething.

When Does Teething Begin for babies?

Most babies start teething between the ages of 6 to 12 months. However, there are a number of differences between one baby and another. Some babies do not have any teeth at the age of one year, and the first tooth often appears at the age of 6 months; The front teeth (lower incisors) begin to erupt first, then the next, and most children often complete their teeth by age 3.

Symptoms and Signs of Teething

Teething symptoms vary from baby to baby. Some babies may not feel pain, while some have gum pain that lasts for several weeks, a baby may show one or more of the following signs of teething:
  • Drooling
  • swollen gums
  • nervous mood
  • Constant rubbing of the eyes, cheeks and ears
  • Refusal to eat or breastfeed when trying to feed the baby
  • Inability to sleep/feeling anxious during usual bedtime
  • Constant desire to chew hard things

Call the doctor if your child has any unnormal symptoms of teething, including:
  • fever
  • diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin rash
Symptoms of teething in babies is a natural thing that all infants go through, so do not treat it as a disease in your baby, all you have to do is follow its development through the teething schedule in babies, and help him to end this stage safely and without pain.

Treating Teething Pain

cold teething rings

A clean, cool teething ring, without being frozen, is an excellent way to soothe a baby's tender gums. The child can bite on the ring to relieve the pain.
If a teething ring is not available, you can use a clean teaspoon. Put the spoon in the refrigerator until it cools, then gently rub the baby's gums with the cold spoon.

rubbing the gums

Rubbing the gums is one of the simplest teething treatments. Rub or massage your baby's gums with your clean finger. For the numbing effect of the cold as well as the soothing effect of the pressure on the gums, use a cool, damp piece of cloth or gauze to massage the baby's gums.

cold food

Serve cold foods such as applesauce, yogurt, and refrigerated or frozen fruit (for babies who eat solid foods).

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