IT’S THAT TIME. BUT WITH THESE TIPS, TEETHING WILL BE EASIER
How exciting! Baby’s first tooth is coming in! In this article, we’ll show you how to support your child and how best to take care of baby teeth.
Many parents await the appearance of baby teeth with tension and even some fear. Because the process is often painful, it can happen that even the most tranquil babies cry and sleep badly at this time. Don't go crazy: all parents have passed this stage, and you will too! Maybe you'll get lucky and your baby’s teeth will cause very few problems... Every baby is different!
The first teeth: they're coming in!
For new parents is not always so easy to know if the little one is teething or if there may be other problems. The first teeth typically emerge from the sixth month and are often linked to the following symptoms:
- The baby continually puts his hand or other objects in his mouth and chews on them. In doing so, there is more saliva than usual.
- Cheeks are flushed and hot.
- Gums are swollen and red. Maybe you can already see a bit of tooth.
- The baby has less appetite than usual.
- He might have a little fever.
How to help?
Teething rings to chew on help many babies during this difficult period. Some have a rough surface to massage the gums or are filled with a liquid to cool in the refrigerator.
Even the pieces of apple, turnip or carrot are welcome because they can be chewed on. And what's more you don't even have to go to a specialty store or pharmacy, these ingredients are always at your nearest Lidl store. Make sure that the little one does not swallow them. Some babies will more willingly bite soft things. For example, a moistened towel that you should change several times a day for hygienic reasons. Another possibility for relieving pain is to massage the gums. You can do it with a clean finger or a silicone thimble. You might also add a little vanilla extract to apply on the gums with light pressure. The extract contains substances that have a calming effect.
Help when teething: these things are good for your baby
Many midwives opt for amber bracelets to tie around the baby's arm. Acid in the amber that seems to have healing properties is released and absorbed through the skin. Also useful are distractions of all kinds. Even if your little one is very troublesome, now he needs a lot of attention and gentleness. Take him for a walk, hold him in your arms and cuddle on the couch. So he forgets his teeth for a little while.
The first tooth: take good care of it!
As soon as the first tooth comes in, you have to care for it and protect it from bacteria. Even babies consume sugars, for example through breast milk or baby food. And this causes plaque. Also, children quickly learn to consider oral hygiene as a daily routine. With babies proceed as if it were a game and brush the teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush for children Dentalux.