What is teething

Teething in babies: 6 tips for quick relief

Breaking through their teeth is very troublesome for some babies. Every child suffers differently. Tips on how you can help your baby teething so that the symptoms are less.

When will the first tooth come?

The milk teeth are already in place in the jawbone before birth. From around the 6th month they begin to break through in bursts. In some children, the first tooth shows up earlier, while others smile completely toothless up to the 8th month. Most of the time, it's the lower central incisors that appear first.

How long does baby's teething last?

The central incisors are followed by the upper and side incisors. The molars and canines usually come last. By the third birthday at the latest, the deciduous dentition will be complete.

How does a baby behave when teething?

When the teeth push through the gums, it causes problems for many babies: The gums are tight, press, itchy and painful. These signs could indicate that your baby is teething:

  • Your baby will bite and chew on anything they can get their hands on.
  • The saliva flows in streams and runs from the corners of the mouth.
  • Reddened cheeks, especially on the side where a new tooth appears.
  • The gums are red and swollen. The baby rubs against it frequently.
  • Elevated body temperature and loose stools are also possible in association with these symptoms.
  • Your little one is very tearful and dissatisfied at times, which unfortunately also brings with it one or the other restless night.

Contrary to popular belief, against more serious symptoms like fever in the baby and diarrhea no normal side effects of teething.

“When teething, babies can get whiny and high temperatures, they drool more and rub against their irritated gums. But blisters in the mouth, loss of appetite and diarrhea are not among the consequences of tooth eruption. "

Dr. Hermann Josef Kahl, federal press spokesman for the professional association of paediatricians

It is more likely that the cause is an infection that coincidentally coincides with the eruption of the teeth. Dr. As a precaution, Kahl advises a visit to the pediatrician if your baby experiences more serious and persistent symptoms.

By the way: not all babies have teething problems. Sometimes parents discover the first or another tooth purely by chance without their baby noticeably suffering from the breakthrough. If your little one is not one of those lucky ones, we have a few tips for you on how you can make teething easier for your baby.

What will help the baby with teething?

'# 1 massage

Massage of the gums is now good for many babies. Simply use a clean finger or baby dental care finger cots. To relieve the pain, you can rub the gums with cool chamomile tea. The cooled tea made from 5 cloves simmered in 200 ml of water for around ten minutes can also relieve teething pain.

# 2 Let it bite

Chewing on harder objects also works like a soothing massage for the pressing and itchy gums. Pollutant-free teething rings or damp washcloths are best for this. Slightly cooled, they reduce blood flow, relieve pain and inhibit possible inflammation. A piece of bread crust or chilled pieces of fennel and carrot can also help to teething. Do not leave your baby unattended with this, however, as it could choke.

MAM Bite & Relax Set, extra light blue teething rings for babies, from 2 + months

# 3 violet root

The violet root has an analgesic effect and is recommended by some midwives as a teething aid. The only problem: the hygiene. Germs can quickly form on the wood. If you still want to try the root, rinse and boil it regularly with water and let it dry thoroughly. You should dispose of cracked and broken roots and no longer offer them to bite!

# 4 teething gel

If your baby is suffering a lot, analgesic and anti-inflammatory teething gels can provide relief. Let your pediatrician or pharmacy advise you on the right ointment and important instructions for use.

Multi-Mam BabyDent for teething problems - alcohol and sugar-free, soothing teething gel

# 5 homeopathy

Some moms swear by homeopathy for teething pain. The active ingredient Chamomilla (chamomile) is particularly suitable.

# 6 bibs

With increased salivation during teething, the neck and chest are soaked in no time. Neck scarves and bibs ensure that rompers and shirts stay dry.

Which of these tips will help your baby teething is the best thing to try. After all, no two children are alike. Many paediatricians warn of one thing:Be careful with amber necklaces. Therefore, it is better to use other teething aids such as teething rings or violet roots. Are at all Distraction and tenderness surely the best sedative for every teething baby.

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