first - milk - teeth child begins to grow even in utero.However, they appear on the surface of the gums, on average, six months of life.When the baby is teething teething - how to help the baby? , symptoms occur at the same time, he can cause such discomfort that parents and other family members for a while can almost forget what a restful night's sleep.However, in some children the teething is relatively easy, moreover, there are various ways to alleviate the symptoms of this important process.
symptoms of teething
Even before the crowns of the teeth appear on the surface of the gums, there may be redness and increased sensitivity of the gums.At the same time the child may strongly blushing cheeks and a redness persists for a long time.
As a rule, parents may notice these symptoms when first teeth are cut - lower central incisors.This is, normally, between the fifth and seventh month of the child's life.Between six and eight months are cut upper central incisors.Between the ninth and
most difficult for the child and for the parents is usually a time when the cut central and lateral incisors.It was at this time the children are pronounced symptoms such as poor appetite, trouble sleeping, irritability, severe drooling.The child may cry for long periods, it is difficult to calm, and if it fails, "quiet" period can be very short-lived.
Given that a child's bad during teething can be a poor appetite, he may be trying to put in your mouth and chew on almost any object,who can grasp.
If you have noticed the child more of the above symptoms, it is more likely to say that he started teething, but the only truly reliable sign of this is the appearance of the crown of the tooth above the gum.If teeth have not yet appeared, and in addition to irritability Irritability - Try to control your mood and sleep problems the child has symptoms such as diarrhea, fever or runny nose, seek medical attention - these symptoms may be caused by a viral infection.
Although usually the symptoms of teething appear on the fifth to seventh month of life, some children this is the fourth (or even a little earlier), or the tenth month - and then, and another is the norm.Therefore, if your child is six or seven months, there are no signs of cutting tooth, but otherwise it is developing normally, do not worry.If you have not started to cut his teeth in the 11-12 months inform your doctor.
How to relieve the symptoms of teething
- Give your child a special toy (usually in the form of rings), designed for kids who have started teething.Such a ring can be replaced or cleaned crust of bread fresh carrot.Ring or carrots can be pre-ten or fifteen minutes to hold in the refrigerator: the contact with the cool surface helps reduce inflammation of the gums.
- Even if the child does not want to chew ring, bread or carrots, do not try to give him a firm and sweet food (bagels, cookies, and so on).It may well be that he liked it, but sweet foods harm his new teeth.Remember that teeth need to be protected from the harmful effects of sugar in the moment of their appearance.
- Give your child a cool drink without sugar, better - water.
- If a child is naughty, try to distract him play, conversation, fun music.
If you did not get to calm the child most likely reason for this is a strong pain in the gums.To facilitate it, you can give your baby analgesics suitable for his age.As a rule, the active ingredients of painkillers for children are ibuprofen or paracetamol.
a few minutes push the baby's gums soft, clean cloth dampened with cold water.Especially useful to do this before going to bed to ease the pain and help the child to fall asleep, as well as provide a few hours of uninterrupted sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams his parents.