You may be wondering when do babies begin teething? Babies normally begin teething between 4 -7 months of age. Mama, never compare your baby with what you see happening in other babies the same age as your baby. Every baby is different and has its own growth predetermined by God. Enjoy whatever stage you find yourself with your baby.(Promotional link).
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The memories of when my babies were breastfeeding come to play here. I remember a little fever, crying for me to sooth them, calpol for pain, low appetite. They did pretty well as the symptoms were short-lived. I hope the same for you.
What are some of the signs that my baby is teething?
- They drool a lot, which can lead to a rash on their face.
- I’m coughing
- Pulling their ear or rubbing their cheek
- Their hands are brought to their mouths.
- alterations in food or sleeping habits
- Gums that are swollen and tender
- Easily agitated and weeping
- The temperature has been elevated slightly (less than 101 F)
- Gnawing or a need to chew on something tough
Medically approved remedies for your teething baby
Here are some medical recommendations:
1. Teething rings and toys
Toys and teething rings They’re small enough to fit in tiny fists and provide the pressure required to relieve sore gums. “Avoid freezing the ones with gel because they are more likely to crack when your child chews on them,” she advises. “Instead, keep them cold in the freezer.”
You can offer teething biscuits starting at 8 to 12 months of age. But pay attention to gum hygiene. “To protect against cavities, wipe the gum area and teeth with a clean cloth. As they get more teeth, introduce a toothbrush,” Dr. Ye Mon advises. “Get that routine set in place. You don’t even need toothpaste. Just brushing the plaque off can help prevent cavities later on.”
3.Cold foods and fluids
You may be wondering what type of cold foods you need to have available? Cold foods like applesauce, milk, and refrigerated or frozen fruit should be served (for babies who eat solid foods). You can also offer cool water from a Sippy cup if your baby is older than 6-9 months.
4.A clean washcloth
Give your baby a clean, wet cloth or rag to chew on after freezing it, or you can use it to help him get some comfort “It aids in the reduction of inflammation along the gum line,” she explains. “Parents should also use the rag to rub the gums.” You can reuse your washcloths and store them in the plastic bags, and keep them readily for baby. This can be very soothing on the irritated gums.
5. Have a pain reliever on board
Having a pain reliever on board is a must- have that goes a long way to giving a longer more sustained endurance for baby. This will give you comfort in knowing that your baby is not in any pain for now.
6. Pray for your baby
Praying for your baby does wonders to help your little star recover well. Remember God is with us in every situation and He tell us in1 Peter 5:7 to cast every care on Him.
7.Gently massage baby’s gums
Gently rub the gums with a clean finger to massage them. If your baby’s teeth haven’t come in yet, you should let him chew on your finger. Plunge your fingers in cool water and massage your baby’s gums before each feeding if you’re breastfeeding. It’s possible that this would prevent them from biting your nipple while you’re breastfeeding.
Cuddling your baby during this time is also important. Let him know that you are there supporting him.
Teething is a stage we all went through and we did pretty well huh? So Mama, your little star will do very well. I hope some of the above remedies will help you out. Teething is only a temporary discomfort. Preparation is key. Thank you for checking in with me today. Please like comment or ask a question if you want to. I would also like to wish you a safe, happy, pregnancy.
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