Babies usually start teething when they turn about ten weeks old and keep sprouting new tooth till they are about two years old. The process of teething can be a little irritating and cause discomfort to your little one.But as they grow older the discomfort reduces and the process goes about more smoothly.
The few common symptoms that our child may face during teething are mentioned below:
Babies do droll all the time, but once they ar about 4 onths old, this drooling increases. The drooling stimulated by teething, it varies from babies to babies.
Rash on the chin or Cheek
Due to the excessive drooling, there is a constant contact between the salive and the skin, causing the skin around the lips to get a rash. The best way to treat this is to wipe your childs chin regularly with a soft cloth.
The saliva built up in your childs mouth may cause your baby to cough or gag frequently. if ther are no symptoms of high fever or a bad cold there is nothing to worry about.
Chewing and Biting
The irritation of something trying to prod its way out of the gums will make you baby want to chew or gnaw on anything and everything, so do not get a shock if your child digs into your shoulders. This is the best time to buy a chew toy or ring that’ll help them relieve the ache in their teeth.You can also give your child a carrot stick to bite onto help him get some relief.
Irritability and signs of discomfort
The irritation may cause your baby to be very cranky and extra fussy. The pain of the little tooth rising up the soft gums may cause light pain and discomfort to your baby. It’ll take some time for them to get accustomed to this growth process, till then you can expect to have a very fussy baby to handle.
This is the most common symptom of a teething child, many parents have confirmed this symptom in many children that are teething.Some doctors claim that this loose bowel movement is because of swallowing the excess saliva.
Low Grade fever
Though many doctors disagree on this, parents have also noted their babies showing temperatures a little higher than normal right before the teething process start. If your child’s showing signs of fever then take him to the doctor just to get a regular check up.The signs of fever usually arise when the molars are popping up.
Tugging of cheek and ears
Few doctors claim that the pain in the gums may travel to your ears and cheeks when the back molars start coming in, causing your baby to constantly tug on her cheeks and ear. Again, tugging on ears maybe because of an ear infection so it is advised to talk to your doctor about it.
Symptoms of teething vary from child to child, but since the symptoms are very similar to other illnesses it is better to talk to your doctor to confirm that this is because of teething.