Teething in children – a joyful phase yet a hilarious period for the care takers.
When In Infants?
Teething starts from 6 to 8 months of age which starts with the lower jaw. The last set of molars appear around 2&1/2 – 3 years of age. Later by 6 years of age the children 1st permanent molar starts erupting. During all these period the children have few teething symptoms.
Why Symptoms Arise During Teething?
An infant teething initiate by 6 months of age that’s the age where the child starts to diminish the immunity received from the mother through placenta. Since the infant starts establishing their own immune system during teething they are vulnerable to minor infections like
- Skin rashes , Coughing
- Low grade fever
- Binding and groaning
- Cheek rubbing and ear pulling
Best Remedies For Teething
CUDDLING WITH YOUR CHILD :
Excessive time and care for your child at this point is important. Most of the child feels cranky and irritated. The love, care and affection keeps them emotionally better.
During these period the infants would love to chew. Chewing counter-pressure the pain. Bumpy rubber teething rings, soft chewy toys works well in this. Recheck the toy has soft edges so that it doesn’t create any unnecessary trauma.
Cold intakes soothe the situation due to the inflammation in gum pads.
KEEPING THE SITE CLEAN:
Excessive drooling can cause rashes around the mouth, cheeks, chin and neck area. Try to keep the area clean by using wipes. Using a moisturizer or coconut oil to avoid carry over infections.
REACH YOUR PEDIATRICIAN:
Many parents mimic teething symptoms with cold symptoms. When your child has continuous coughing, diarrhoea or associated fever reach your pediatrician and consume the prescribed medicines.