The first teeth
Teething teeth in a baby is one of the most discussed topics of young mothers. This mysterious and interesting period occurs when the birth is already over, the process of primary adaptation has passed, and the colic has survived safely. That is, as soon as everyday life is established, new horizons start to loom on the horizon.
The most anticipated and unpredictable phenomenon excites all parents without exception. The first teeth, almost always appearing in the middle of the upper or lower gums (the central incisors), make the smile of the little girl even more charming. But, as soon as all the relatives have consoled themselves with a new smile of crumbs, a series of alarms comes. The list of possible questions can be long. Everything depends on the state of the baby and parents' concerns. By the way, quite often in different specialized publications you can find articles that give explanations on the topic of the first teeth of the baby. However, the abundance of information does not make life of the young parents much easier, and sometimes complicates it. After all, the more different advice, the more difficult it is to find the only true one.
- How to help the child?
- How to reduce the pain from teething?
- Can I put my fingers in my mouth or not?
- What to give, other than toys-teethers?
- What anesthetic ointments, gels or drops are better to use?
The parents ask these questions to the pediatrician, they are referred to the dentist. Zubki actively discuss with other mothers, they seek advice from grandmothers and on forums. Despite the fact that the process of teething affects all children, it still remains mysterious and not fully understood.
According to the norms, the first teeth are erupted in infants from the sixth to the eighth month. Naturally, this is only an indicative period of time and in each case everything is individual, so your kid can be different. For orientation, it is important to know that the first two, as a rule, first crawl out first, then the upper front ones. After these four most often the turn of lateral incisors occurs. A full set of tiny denticles most kids have in three years. Whole teeth of the baby at the age of 24-32 months should be twenty ! By the way, you can check the status of the teeth, gums, jaw joint and bridle already in a year, and visit the dentist for advice preferably annually.
It is important for all parents of babies to know that a deviation in the eruption sequence and from an indicative schedule for a half year period does NOT indicate problems and diseases. It is impossible to influence the process of teething, but it can be eased.
As soon as the baby starts to swell up the gum, he is worried. Of course, this behavior does not elude vigilant mothers, so adults immediately rush to save the child from undeserved torment. Usually, in a rush to help, many couples commit two of the most common mistakes:
1. The child is not allowed to poke handles in the mouth and scratch the gum.
2. The kid is offered to chew different hard pieces of food.
In both cases there is no relief, but the process is aggravated by additional actions.
If you want to help the baby scratch the sore gums, give him a teaser-toy. Some of them, filled with a special gel, can be cooled in the refrigerator before use. In this case, the cool surface of the teetotor will slightly cool the swollen gums, which will ease the condition of the crumbs. Not always, and this method works because:
- there is a probability of supercooling the toy more than necessary;
- Not all babies can be held for a long time by heavy enough teethers in the hand;
- not all crumbs like this method.
In some cases, a medical gel helps. You can buy such a drug in a pharmacy without a prescription, but keep in mind that babies should not be given any medications without doctor's appointment. The magic properties of any such drug are based on the freezing effect of a small dosage of pain medication, so it is not necessary to use it too often.
Wonderful, at first glance, the ways recommended by the older generation are fraught with danger. Bagels, apple pieces, carrots, breadcrumbs and other hard pieces of food that are usually given to babies can be broken at any moment. Just believe me - a piece or a fragment stuck in the throat of a baby will be much more horrible than the fact that a child often pulls the pen.
So, teeth are cut at all. This is a common phenomenon, and even if it is periodically accompanied by excessive salivation, snot and temperature jumps, it just needs to be experienced. A weakened organism and low immunity can let various kinds of diseases pass into the body of a defenseless baby, so all external signs that embarrass the mother and father should be discussed with the doctor. In each specific case it is better to obtain qualified explanations of physicians, rather than draw parallels between symptoms and teeth.