Symptoms of painful teething in babies

Symptoms of painful teething in babies


Not all children have the same teeth coming out in the same order. For many, however, teething is a difficult time. Especially, when the first tooth comes out.

The first symptoms

When the toddler starts to put his fists in his mouth and drool, parent suspects, that he would be teething soon. The truth is, that the wheel already 3. months of age mature and begin their work of the salivary glands. Baby, getting to know the world mainly by touch, she also begins to put everything in her mouth. It doesn't, that soon a tooth will appear in the baby's mouth. It can take several months from the first signs of salivation to the eruption of a tooth.

What order

Usually the bottom ones come first (6.-8. month of life) and the top ones (7.-9. month), then the bottom and top twos (9.-13. month). Baby, which has finished 2,5 year, most often already has a full set of milk teeth. But it's good to know, that there is no rule, when it comes to the order of tooth eruption, so if the toddler starts to come out of the cloves at a different time or in a different order than in the diagram, don't worry about it.

Painful teething

Rozpulchnione , reddened gums, the first tooth is trying to break through, they start to itch and hurt more and more. A child may experience a worse mood and appetite, more frequent wake-up calls at night, and even diarrhea, runny nose or a slight cough. These symptoms, very similar to a developing infection, can mean ząbkowanie.

The soreness caused by inflamed gums can be reduced, lubricating them with special soothing gels, a także podając dziecku chilled teethers in the refrigerator, great for massaging itchy gums.

When the baby has no appetite, it is worth paying attention to this, that the served meals are not too hot. This can aggravate gum pain. Before eating, it is also a good idea to coat sore gums with a soothing gel.

Sometimes, when the pain becomes extremely troublesome - especially at night, gdy dziecko nie może spokojnie zasnąć – trzeba podać painkiller (paracetamol or ibuprofen).

Fever może również towarzyszyć ząbkowaniu. When the temperature does not exceed 38 st. C, no cause for concern. As soon as the clove breaks through, the temperature will drop. Persistent high temperature requires administration of an antipyretic drug and consultation with a doctor.

Tearful, whining dziecko wymaga czułości i zaopiekowania. Hugging, wearing, stroking can endure painful teething.

Let's remember, that the eruption of the first teeth is usually the most painful, however, this is not a rule.