Vomiting for teething: how to help your baby
Unfortunately, in most children the process of teething is accompanied by a whole string of unpleasant symptoms. Kids behave restlessly, sleep badly, suffer from aching pain in gums and fever. Some parents encounter in this period and with vomiting in the child. Vomiting is an alarming sign, and it usually causes legitimate anxiety in mothers and dads, as parents sometimes do not understand what exactly caused it and what measures should be taken.
Feeling of babies during teething
Vomiting in a nursing baby is a cause for concern in any case, therefore, before attributing this symptom to eruption, parents should find out if the baby is having a toothache. After all, the problem can be much more serious.
Usually the first teeth of the baby appear at the age of 6-8 months. And symptoms, such as pruritus and active salivation, may appear about a month before. The kid actively begins to chew his fists, rattles or other objects, behaves restlessly. There is an abundant secretion of saliva. Swellings can swell, blush gums. Day and night sleep is accompanied by frequent awakenings. For several days and even a whole week before the baby’s teething, the fever, the painful swelling of the gums, the lack of appetite, the sleep disorder, are often disturbed, he often and hysterically cries.
By the year 8 milk teeth should be cut, but by the age of 3 they will grow to 20, so hard eruptions will have to be experienced more than once.
To give medicines for vomiting (for example, Motilium) during teething is not necessary. The pediatrician can prescribe means that will help to keep the right amount of fluid in the body (for example, the solution of Regidron). In more complex cases, medicines are selected by the physician individually.
Experts recommend during teething to give the child more attention and carefully monitor his state of health. Some advice of doctors:
- Keep a journal of the appearance of teeth, write down there and the timing of the onset of symptoms. So you will roughly know when to wait for the next tooth.
- Do not self-medicate. Especially if the symptomatology is too obvious. The use of special means that will help alleviate the condition of gums (dental anesthetics and anti-inflammatory gels, for example, Calgel) is possible only with the permission of the doctor and according to the scheme prescribed by him.
- Do not let the child pull everything in your mouth, buy a teaser. This useful accessory easily tolerates disinfection, unlike toys, so its use will not only help the baby calm down and relieve itching in inflamed gums, but it will also be a good prevention of infection.
- Do not let salivary fluid accumulate in the nasopharynx, wear on your baby and regularly change the bibs.
- More often wear a baby on your hands these days. Use a sling or a special ergorux hook. It is better to keep the baby in a vertical position, put in a baby seat or on his lap, and sleep on his side.
- Wash your hands, your children and your baby thoroughly.