Did you know that your baby’s teeth start to form during pregnancy? So when the baby is born, the 20 primary teeth continue to grow below the gum line. Then, between 3 and 7 months after birth, the first teeth pierce the gum, this is called teething. This moment can be quite uncomfortable for the child and of course for the parents too. That’s why it’s important to know what to expect and how to relieve the discomfort of teething.
When does teething begin ?
In some children, teething can begin at 3 months of age. But in most cases, quenottes show up when your baby is between 4 and 7 months old.
The first teeth to appear are the 2 front incisors of the lower jaw. They are then followed by the 4 incisors of the upper jaw, 4 to 8 weeks later. Then come, after about 1 month, the 2 lower lateral incisors, then the premolars. There will be a total of 4 on each jaw. They then allow the infant to mash and chew food, when he is between 12 and 19 months old.
The 4 upper and lower canines, these sharp teeth that will help baby tear up food, finally appear between the ages of 18 and 24 months. The last and not the least to show are the upper molars and the lower molars, when baby is between 20 and 33 months old.
On his birthday, baby should therefore have his 20 primary teeth, also called baby teeth, well formed.
Signs that should put you on your toes
When children have their first teething, they tend to salivate a lot and want to chew on anything that gets on their hand, including you.
While for some children teething is completely painless, others may become irritable, cry more often, lack appetite, sleep more restlessly, or have a small rise in temperature.
Other more visible signs may also appear such as red cheeks, swollen gums.
Always consult a pediatrician in the presence of unusual signs, such as severe pain or fever over 38.5 ° C.
How can you relieve your baby ?
If there is no foolproof treatment for teething, baby can still be relieved. The few tips below will help alleviate the small temporary worries caused by the appearance of the first teeth:
- The first thing to do is to comfort him with hugs and kisses without moderation.
- Gently massage baby’s gum tissue with a clean finger. For more effectiveness, you can apply a teething gel or gum gel. Hyalugel 1st teeth oral gel soothes pain related to inflammation of the gums, helps reduce swelling and promotes healing.
- Give her a rubber teething ring to chew on. To do this, the MAM Phase 2 Blue Mini Teething Ring will be your best ally. Specially designed for the posterior teeth of babies 4 months and older, it relieves and massages the gums. Be sure to sterilize it in boiling water or in the microwave before use.
Avoid giving your baby any unsuitable items that could pose a risk of suffocation or injury.