Easing the Teething Process for Your Baby

Teething is perhaps the first significant development for your baby. Your baby’s teeth will start to come out by the time he is as young as 3 months.

But it is not a rule, as it could take some more time for the appearance of the first tooth for your baby. During the teething process, you will see the redness in gum and can feel something hard inside it. Usually the two bottom teeth in the front are the first to come out. But the main fact is that your baby is going to behave in a different way during this time.

With the red and swollen gum, he might feel feverish and little cranky. As such there is no medical treatment for this, but you can ease the discomfort and give him some relief by using some homely remedies.

This is the time when your baby would like to chew on something. Teething rings are very useful for this, but make sure they do not get chipped or broken inside the mouth.

Also remember not to tie the ring around the neck with some kind of string as it might cause serious accidents like strangulations. You can also give him a clean, wet and refrigerated washcloth to chew on. Wooden teething aids are also quite handy, but it should have no color on it.

Keep constant watch on your baby, as he might pick up anything and put into his mouth to start chewing. This is the reason, for which many children have diarrhea or stomach upset at the time of teething.

You may also use your finger to massage gently on the gum, particularly the place where the teeth are coming out and the gum is swollen.

As your baby will keep on chewing he will keep on drooling, too. Use a bib to put into your baby, so that you can wipe him time to time. Continuous drooling might cause into some irritation or rash around his mouth.

If you see that your baby is having mild fever, you can give him some medication. But you should always talk to your pediatrician before administering him any medicine.

These tips can help you.



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