The teething of a baby is one of the phases most consulted by mothers, here we will talk about the process, teethers and pacifiers.
The teething process lasts between 18 and 24 months, we have babies in whom the process passes very lightly and we do not notice it, and we also have babies where the symptoms during the process are with high discomfort, much pain and irritability.
The appearance of the baby‘s first teeth occurs between 6 and 8 months, there are usually cases of babies with early teething, where their first tooth could appear around their 3 or 4 months; in the same way, cases of babies with a late dentition can occur, where they could appear after the first year. Under none of these extreme cases should you worry. In total, 20 milk teeth will appear to our baby, this up to 24 or 30 months depending on each baby.
Does the baby hurt when a tooth is growing?
As we mentioned in each baby, the process will be different, the symptoms will be reflected depending on the inflammation that their gums have and the pain that is generated from this process.
What symptoms occur during teething?
- Put hands or objects in mouth and bite them
- Not wanting to eat food
- Increased production of saliva that irritates the outside of mouth
- Changes in schedule and sleep time
- Increased irritability
What are not symptoms of the teething process?
This process does not cause fever, mucus, earaches, vomiting, diarrhea; If our baby has any of these symptoms, we recommend consulting your pediatrician to find out the reason and respective treatment.
What do we recommend to help your baby during this process?
- Moisten your fingers with very cold water and gently massage the baby’s gums, this massage can also be done with a damp cloth, placing it first in the fridge to cool it down.
- You can also put a soothing gel to help relieve pain, you can find it in pharmacies.
- Give your baby cold teethers.
- In the cases that your baby is very irritable by the process, consult your pediatrician because he can recommend some medicine to ease the pain.
What kind of teethers are perfect?
We tend to doubt which teether will be ideal for our baby and it creates doubts when choosing one.
- The teether must be made of silicone, rubber, plastic material that does not contain contaminating material such as PVC or BPA.
- Let it cool down if we put it in the fridge to help with the cold effect as a pain reliever for baby’s gums.
- It must be safe because when your baby puts it in his mouth it should not break, preferably that the teether does not have liquid inside because it can also leak and these liquids are made with chemical substances.
We give you several options that you will love, you can see them in the following link.
Recommendations on pacifiers
We will give you the positive points of using pacifiers and the unfavorable points of them.
- It helps the baby to calm down and relax, many times it helps them to fall asleep.
- Help with baby’s sucking reflex relief.
- It is not recommended to use it before the first month as this interferes with breastfeeding.
- It can generate tooth movements, so it is advisable not to use it for more than 2 years.
- Very important to use it for specific cases that are not something that the baby necessarily needs in his routine.
We offer you a pacifier that at the same time works as a fruit feeder for your baby.