When children teething, they will feel very uncomfortable, not only the teething position also leads to many changes in their health. Parents are aware of the signs of teething and having the right care measures will make them more comfortable during this period.
1. At what point in the child teething
Normally, at 6 months of age, babies will have their first tooth and this process ends when the baby is 30 months old. However, there are cases where babies grow early when they are 3 – 4 months old, or grow late over 6 months old. Parents also do not need to worry too much about this problem, the time difference will not exceed 1 year, possibly due to tooth structure or genetics leading to slow growth.
2. The signs of teething children that parents need to know
Children drool a lot
Saliva secreted by the mechanism of action of the central nervous system, at the time of teething will stimulate the 5th nerve causing the child to drool. Due to the incomplete function of swallowing saliva, and the child’s mouth is still shallow, this leads to a lot of drooling.
This is the easiest sign to recognize, but apply when the child is a child, until the child grows up and the teeth are fuller, this phenomenon will gradually decrease.
Rashes around chin and mouth
A lot of drooling makes the skin around the baby’s mouth and chin more susceptible to a rash. This is a fairly clear sign that parents need to check carefully for appropriate care.
Or chew bite
The raised teeth make the jaw itchy, this time the child will bite everything to reduce this feeling. Parents should prepare gums to not harm the benefits and ensure hygiene for children.
The child has a mild fever
Teething also causes the child’s immune system to change, leading to a fever. Parents should regularly monitor their child’s temperature to take timely measures. When children have low fever, parents can treat at home such as: warm compresses, breastfeed a lot, change cool clothes. But if the fever is high, you need to go to the nearest medical center to check the exact condition of the child.
Teething will cause the child’s gums to ache and create discomfort, so the baby may suckle poorly, some children even stop feeding. If the case is prolonged, the parents should take the child to the doctor for timely treatment.
A fussy child
Teething makes the baby uncomfortable, so it will fussy and cry, but depending on the condition of each baby, this sign is not always correct.
There are also some other signs such as a cough without fever, poor sleep, or startling, … These are also symptoms when the child gets on the teeth, parents need to check the gum area carefully to have a solution. appropriate comfort and child care methods.
3. How to take care of teething babies?
Here are some experiences to take care of children teething properly, to help children feel more comfortable in the process, as follows:
– Create excitement for children in each meal, for example, split meals, do not force them to eat, prepare food or cook porridge, decorate eyes, …
– Add to the daily menu a number of vitamin foods such as fruit juices to enhance resistance and relieve pain when children teething.
– When your child has a low fever, you can take care of the child at home, if the child is over 6 months old, he or she can use paracetamol, but if the fever does not go away for a long time or the fever is high, you should see a doctor to ensure safety full.
– If the child is under 6 months old, he / she should increase breast-feeding. If the child is over 6 months old, in addition to breastfeeding, the child should drink plenty of water.
– Keep your child’s teeth healthy by using a clean towel to wipe regularly, wear a bib when the child drool a lot.
– Absolutely do not arbitrarily use teething gels, these contain benzocaine which is not good for the health of children. So if the baby teething slowly, parents should consult a doctor.
4. What do parents need to do to keep their child’s teeth healthy?
In addition to caring for children when they get on their teeth, keeping them healthy is something parents should pay attention to. Some things you can do to properly take care of your child’s oral health:
Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe when babies first teething, when older children use a soft bristled brush so as not to damage the gums and gums.
When children start to eat solids, they should limit sweets, limit drinking milk at night. If your baby is formula fed, the bottle should be removed immediately after the baby is finished, especially at night.
Periodic dental check-up to check the oral health of children, it is best from the first tooth teething children go to the doctor. Dentists will give useful advice in the care and protection of teeth for children.
Teething is an indispensable process of development for each person, although during this time the child will be uncomfortable and caring for many difficulties. When you notice signs of your child on the teeth, check carefully and have the right care methods.