Baby Teething | Teething products for babies
Baby Teething is a process by which your baby's teeth emerge in the mouth by breaking through the gums. In medical terms, this condition is called "Odontiasis." Although, it's a great milestone for you as well when your baby is about to start teething, but the process is accompanied by irritability, pain, discomfort, and sometimes a mild fever.
This blog gives a quick overview of all the processes, signs and symptoms, and ways to reduce discomfort during baby teething.
Signs and Symptoms of baby teething:
Usually, babies start erupting teeth between 6-9 months of age, but the time length may vary in different babies. Mostly, teething start-time depends upon the family history of parents or grandparents.
1. Swollen gums:
Swollen gums may occur as the teeth have to cross the gum line to emerge into the mouth. At this stage, you can use washrag, available at our store, to numb the baby's gums.
Often teething is accompanied by severe irritability because of teeth putting pressure on the gums line for eruption. This is the main sign of baby teething and also babies try to put fingers in your mouth to reduce irritability. As babies also want to chew hard things, so buy rubber teething toys for your little kid to help in reducing irritability.
3. Excessive drooling and crying:
Excessive drooling in babies of 6 months of age is also the symptom of baby teething. But, no need to worry as it's a natural process. Buy best quality burp cloths and bibs, from our store, to use when babies excessively drool.
4. Cheeks rubbing and sleeping changes:
Babies rub their cheeks, ears, and also their sleeping patterns get disturbed. To help them cope up with this situation, buy the soft, rubbing cloths to rub their ears and cheeks, and put soft stuffed pillows under their heads.
Some misunderstood signs of teething:
High fever, diarrhea, vomiting, rashes on skin, and congestion are the most serious conditions and if they appear during the baby teething process, then you must talk to your baby's doctor.
Process of baby teething:
First, the lower front two teeth appear. After that, the top two front teeth appear, and then two more teeth on either side of the front teeth appear. Next, bottom 2 teeth on both sides of the front teeth appear. Then, teeth in front of first molars arise, and back molar teeth erupt at the end of the process.
When to see a doctor?
During the normal process of teeth eruption, there is no need to consult your doctor, but when abnormal situations e.g. diarrhea, vomiting, or rashes appear on skin, and then you should see your baby's doctor in the first place.
Ways to reduce discomfort during baby teething:
- Place cold washcloth (but not freeze cloth) in your baby's mouth to numb his teeth.
- Use hard teething toys, made up of rubber, to reduce the irritability of your baby's gums.
- Do not use any liquid that can spill in his/her mouth and cause infection or itching.
- You can use cold water for the babies above 9 months of age to reduce the pain, but never use cold water for babies of less than 9 months.
- Give babies unsweetened teething crackers to help them bear the pain in gums.