The baby's teeth are chopped
The health of the teeth depends on the proper care of the oral cavity from infancy. But parents usually do not look at the child until half a year and start to worry only when his teeth are chopped. If the baby is healthy, teething does not create special problems, but still worries parents.
When teething babies?
Usually this happens in six months. Some children used to have children, others later. Before the beginning of the eruption, the activity of the salivary glands increases in the child, and drool often develops. All teeth are already embedded in the baby's gums and erupt gradually. You need to take care of the baby's mouth before the teeth appear. After all, inflammations and microbes in the mouth make this process much more painful. It is necessary with a cotton pad to wipe the baby's gums with a weak solution of baking soda.
How teeth are cut most often?
Usually the front teeth appear first on the lower gum, and then on the upper. Teeth erupt in pairs, can get out crooked and with intervals, but more often then straighten. For the eruption of teeth there is a so-called rule of four: four teeth every four months. By two and a half years, usually all 20 milk teeth grow. By the year the child should have 8 teeth. The delay in their eruption can be associated with an unfavorable course of pregnancy: maternal nutrition, her illnesses or the taking of some kind of medication.
What problems can parents face when a child cuts teeth?
1. Salivation. Saliva flows constantly, it can lead to inflammation of the skin on the chin and around the mouth, a rash appears on the face. It is necessary to carefully wash off saliva with warm water, to soak the skin with a napkin. If there is irritation, you can lubricate the skin with almond or coconut oil or baby cream.
2. Irritability. A child, previously calm, can often wake up at night, cry, he may have a fever. This is due to inflammation of the gums, they can blush or swell and often cause the baby a pain. It is possible to help the child by lubricating the gums with special means.
3. Baby all pulls in the mouth. If there is no strong inflammation and pain, the gums all the same cause the child trouble - they itch. The child takes everything in his mouth that he can reach. When the teeth are chopped, you need to closely monitor the baby. It is better to buy him special teethers. Now a lot of different - andcombined with rattles, and in the form of animal figures, but you can use a regular rubber ring with pimples. There are models filled with a special gel. If you hold them under cold water, they will remain cool for a long time, help to relieve inflammation and pain in the gums. You can massage the circular movements of the baby's gums with a clean finger.
4. Fever, diarrhea, and other symptoms. But they may not be associated with teeth, it may be a cold or a reaction to inappropriate food.
At the same time, in many children, the time when the teeth are cut is painless. And mother notices teeth only when she touches them with a spoon during feeding. To the child does not torture the process of teething, follow all the recommendations of doctors and try to breastfeed.