Teething in babies is a process that families look forward to. This process is often a difficult one. When this process or period begins varies greatly. For this reason, it is a curious process for many parents. Every baby can get quite cranky when the first tooth is coming out. As a parent, there are three things you should know. The first one is to know that each baby’s first teething process may differ. The second one symptoms you should pay attention to before and during this process. The third and the last one is one tip to do when your baby needs something to scratch their teeth.
1) Each baby’s first teething process may differ
Primary teeth, also called milk teeth, are teeth that are present in the jaw structure at birth and generally begin to appear between the 6th month and the 1st year. In many babies, milk teeth consist of 20 adducts and are completed at the age of 3. These teeth function until babies are 6-7 years old. The first tooth period of each baby may differ. While some babies may be born with one or more of their teeth removed, some babies may not have teeth even on their first birthday.
For this reason, parents should be aware of the fact that each baby is in a specific development process, instead of being worried about the information and observations they receive from other parents around them, and should only consult their physicians on issues that are stuck in their minds.
2) Symptoms to watch out for your baby’s first tooth
Teething symptoms in babies are the most curious issue by parents in this process. It is useful to have information about the symptoms of this process in order not to confuse it with your baby’s mouth behavior. These symptoms can vary from baby to baby. However, the most common teething symptoms are:
- Baby starting to put their fingers in their mouth all the time
- Trying to scratch the areas that will grow teeth with objects
- Sleeping problems
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Increased salivary discharge
- Pain or itching in the ears
- Slow weight gain or weight loss
3) Give your baby something to scratch their teeth
You can give your baby teeth scratching rings to alleviate the itching and pain in your baby’s teeth. All the objects you give your baby to scratch his teeth should be suitable for your baby. For example, teeth scratching rings filled with liquid should not be preferred as much as possible. The reason for this is that with the baby’s bite, the scratching ring is at risk of bursting. These objects should not contain harmful chemicals or substances such as paint. At the same time, there should not be any risk of these objects falling apart and choking your baby.