What to do when the first teeth of a child are cut
When the first teeth are cut, there comes a difficult period not only for the baby, but for the mother. Often, without sufficient experience, parents can not always understand why their crumbs have suddenly become whiny and have lost their appetite. After all, the baby's swollen gums and excessive salivation may appear long before the first teeth. But some children almost painlessly endure this difficult period in their lives.
When the first teeth are cut, it is difficult to understand, because in all children they appear at different ages. As a rule, this event occurs in the period from 3 to 9 months. Do not worry if the baby's teeth are too late. This is due to the features of your baby, and with heredity, and in particular, with his nutrition.
When the first teeth are cut, the symptoms on the face: in addition to the swollen gums and increased salivation, the child's appetite decreases drastically, he practically does not eat anything, he is often naughty, constantly asking for hands and requires a breast.
Sleep also noticeably worsens: frequent waking up day and night greatly disturbs both mother and baby. Often, children have high fever, cold symptoms (the nose is as if laid and a slight cough), a loose stool or, on the contrary, constipation. Some babies scratch their gums, bite everything that gets caught. Most of all they like "to try on the tooth" soft rubber oblong objects, for example the leg of their doll. You can instead give the child a solid green apple, drying or carrots. Also for these purposes, the industry has developed and produced many special toys that facilitate "sharpening of teeth." These include teethers, which are made of safe materials and pleasantly cool the baby's gums.
When the first teeth are cut, the mother is especially patient with her baby. It is during this period that he needs your caress and attention more than ever. Of course, it is not always easy to constantly carry a rather large child in your arms, listening to his constant roar. You can try playing with him sitting on the floor or read books, or maybe just lie down and take a nap together. The baby will feel warm and caring, and you will see for yourself how much easier it will take this difficult period.
When the first teeth are cut, special gels for gums can help the kid: they relieve painful symptoms and itching. The child calms down and sleeps soundly. However, it should be noted that not all children have improved their health after using such gels. In any case, now there are many medications that can help your baby when the first teeth are cut. To use them or not, it is up to Mom to decide, but nevertheless it is necessary to consult a child's expert watching the baby.
Do not forget, we were all small and toothless once, but we passed this process. For someone, it lasted longer, and for some it remained unnoticed. Have patience, arm yourself with knowledge, and most importantly, with your mother's care - all this will definitely help your baby.