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Teething Babies: Tipson Handling

Babies start teething at an ageof three months and continue this unto an age of three years. While it has alsobeen discovered that one in two thousand babies are born with one tooth atleast. But how to get the information that baby is teething.

  1. While teething the calcium mass of teeth pushes thegums to open wide and creates a way for its sprouting out. This causes theitchiness in gums, which makes baby to gnaw any object that is withinreach. This biting and chewing puts the pressure and friction felt likescratching on the gums and usually is relieving for the irritable feel tobaby.

TIP: To handle this itching teething rings, teething objects andteething biscuits are recommended. Freeze them hard and then give to the bay tochew that of course will loosen the pain and irritation.

  1. Gums get swollen, red and bruised because the toothputs pressure from inside. It is the process like a hard rock pressurizingagainst a lumpy mass. This creates pain and irritation in and around thegums. This activity gets more intense during the night, causing more painin the gums. Due to this baby get irritated and starts weeping frequentlyand gets sleep disruption whole night. Sometimes the pain of teething getsso intense that it enters the Eustachian canal and due to this baby pullsear more frequently to get a relief from pain.

TIP: Administer the medication as prescribed by the paediatricianand carefully and softly rub chilled wash cloth on the gums.

  1. During teething the drooling is more intense andsudden, while reverse is not always true. This salivation is due to theexcessive activities of mouth and gums by baby.

TIP: Excessive salivation can cause sores in the neck creases. Soalways keep a saliva napkin attached and also apply some baby powder in thecrease area so that moisture gets soaked up.

  1. Eating routines and functions of baby changedrastically. Many babies only succumb to breast or bottle feeding, whileothers avoid this also because of excessive pains in gums. It could bethat baby may start eating more solids than before to create a scratchingeffect for the itching gums.

TIP: Give baby the teething biscuits and cookies for non paininggums, while for painful gums medication is recommended, plus you can massagemildly with extreme chilled wash cloth.

Teething experience varies fromkids to kids and some times effects like fever, loose motion or bleeding ofgums are visible. Parents must consult doctor immediately and get propermedication prescribed for the baby.

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