This post is about baby teething symptoms
By Charlie Daily
As your baby grows they will hit major milestones such as speaking, crawling, and standing up. One of the biggest milestones for a baby is growing their teeth. Sometimes it is difficult to know when your child is suffering from baby teething symptoms and how to remedy them.
Babies can begin teething as early as three months so it’s important that you know the signs .Baby teething symptoms can leave your baby very irritable and can have you feeling overwhelmed. Knowing the signs of teething will allow you to be proactive to relive your baby and get them back to their playful selves.
This post is about baby teething symptoms.
In order to relieve your baby of their teething symptoms, you first must know how to recognize them. Here are 7 signs of teething in babies.
1. Buds on Teeth
The most obvious signs of teething is when your baby gums begin to change. As your baby’s teeth begin to grow through their gums, you will see a hump or a bud where the tooth is growing. Sometimes your baby gums can become irritated especially if their are multiple teeth growing in at the same time. If your baby is suffering from sore gums, buy them teething rings and put the in the freezer. This will help with inflammation and soreness. You can also ask your pediatrician about over the counter pain medicine to soothe their symptoms quicker.
Babies are known for their drooling. But did you know that drooling is a sign of teething? Teething causes excessive drooling in babies because it is preparing their digestive systems for table food instead of relying solely on milk for nutrients. When it comes to drooling, there is nothing you can do to stop it from occurring. You can make sure that your baby stay dry as possible by putting a bib on them. This will prevent their neck and chest from developing a rash.
3.Pulling on the Ears
Sometimes when your baby pulls on their ear, it can be a sign of an ear infection. However pulling on the ears can also be a sign of teething. Pulling on the ears help relieve the pressure that babies feel from their teeth growing through their gums. Inflammation from teething can make the adjacent ear ache. You can give your baby a gum massage with your finger to help reduce the pain. Wash your hands and softly rub your baby gums. You can also try Orajel’s Cooling Teething Gel.
Because your baby’s body is working hard to reveal their new beautiful smile, they may experience a slight raise in temperature. An increase in temperature during teething is nothing to worry about. However, if your child has a fever of 100.4 F, consult your pediatrician or a medical professional immediately.
5. Biting and Chewing on Everything
Your baby will bite and chew on pretty much anything to itch their gums. From chewing on the remote to their own feet, they will put anything in their mouth for relief. Make sure that what ever they are biting on will not cause damage to their teeth and gums. Popsicles is a great way to relieve itchy gums for babies.
As you know, drooling is a sign of teething. Although all that drool is preparing your baby’s mouth for all the delicious food they will eat, it can also cause facial rashes. It is very common for a baby to get a rash by their mouth or on one cheek. However, the rash should never blister or have open sores. The best way to combat a drooling rash is keeping your baby’s face clean and moisturized.
While your baby is teething, they will become very irritable and restless. During this time, comfort your baby. Give them a warm bath, a bottle, and rock them in your arms. If your baby can not get any rest, ask your doctor if its okay to give them an over the counter medication like Infant Tylenol. Depending on genetics and environmental factors, teething can last a few months or a couple of years. Be patient and in no time you will see your baby smiling back at you with a nice new set of teeth.