Today I want to talk about how you can help your baby when teeth are cut. Since In many cases, teething causes discomfort, pain, changes in general condition, fever, and even a runny nose.
Our first teeth
When I first brought the baby to the hospital, and he opened his mouth, I saw there two white spots under the gums. Then I decided that we will have early teeth. But I was wrong.
I talked with many moms whose kids were our age. Some babies got their teeth back in 4 months, someone 6, and we didn’t have them. How much I did not pound a silver spoon on the gums, I had no teeth.
Our first tooth came out on March 8, at almost 7.5 months. And then they began to grow like mushrooms, one after another. They grew in their own way, not as it is written in all the books. Since at the same time, 2-3 teeth were climbing, then the son did not feel very well, he cried at night, was capricious, constantly climbed on his hands.
Symptoms sometimes accompanied by teething
1. The general condition worsens. The child becomes capricious, irritable. Sometimes the body temperature rises, the child often wakes up in a dream and screams. This is due either to a small inflammatory process, which occurs in the places of eruption, or to ORZ, which occurs against the background of a weakened immunity.
2. Changes in the digestive tract.
With the beginning of teething, we lost our appetite, we did not want to eat anything except breast milk. Also, just before the eruption of a tooth, we began to drool very hard.
In addition, sometimes on the background of eruption may be liquid stool or change the color of feces. This may be due to the fact that the feeding regime changes somewhat or the baby begins to pull clean hands and objects in the mouth.
How to help the baby?
1. Gels with teething.
I knew that many mothers are saved by gels, which soothe the pain a little. We had a dentol baby. Maybe he brought some relief, but I did not particularly notice. We used it for about a week, the son woke up at night and wept, I smeared with a gel, he calmed down for about 5 minutes, and then everything repeated again. Our mother’s breast and care helped us more.
2. Teethers for teeth.
These are very good toys that are made of rubber or plastic. There are those within which there is a liquid. They can be put on the refrigerator for about 10 minutes and then given to the baby. The cold brings little relief to the sore gums. Son of their mouth just did not take out. He bit them, chewed them, scratched his gums, and in general the teethers pleased him. And also the nipple and hard fruits (apples and pears) helped us well.
Our pediatrician prescribed us Dentokind drops. But then we got sick, and we had no experience of using them. But I read reviews in various forums, they say that they are good help.
4. Warmth and affection.
It seems to me that this is the best thing that can help a baby cope with the first difficulties. You do not need to scream at the child, he and so hard. It is better to once again pick up, kiss, caress. And do not be afraid to pamper him, because whims, shouts and tears will spoil the baby much more.