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Teething & Cranky Baby? Parents, Check Out These 5 Tips!

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By Apollo 24|7, Published on- 26 December 2022, Updated on - 02 February 2023

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When it comes to babies and teething, some begin to show symptoms around 4 months while few go beyond 12 months. However, most babies begin teething around the age of 6 months. The trouble is, when their teeth start to erupt, they become grumpy.

In this blog, we'll provide you with some useful suggestions for soothing your teething infant. Bookmark the link for future reference.

💡 Did You Know?

Most babies have all 20 of their baby teeth before the age of three.

Why Do Babies Become Cranky When They Start Teething?

You can't blame your baby for being fussy especially when they are teething. Teething hurts a lot because it is accompanied by a lot of pain and irritability. During this period, your child cries irresistibly and makes the episode heart-wrenching for you.

Your baby's gums become sensitive and swollen, which could explain his or her nightly fussiness!

Here are a few signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for:

  1. Drooling
  2. Red gums
  3. Swollen gums
  4. Irritability
  5. Decreased appetite
  6. Constant crying
  7. Gnawing 
  8. Flushed cheeks
  9. Chewing on almost everything
  10. Face rash

💡 Did You Know?

Teething babies are typically irritable, but contrary to popular belief, teething does not cause fever.

5 Tips To Soothe A Teething Baby?

  1. Wet Cloth Treatment: You can get your baby to chew on a clean wet piece of rag. When your infant chews on a damp cloth, the inflammation in his or her gums inflammation reduces. You can even freeze the wet rag for 30 minutes.
  2. Teethers: Teethers are fantastic for baby's teeth, and having a few water-based teethers in the freezer is the ideal approach to help you soothe your baby. Again, the cold compress reduces the inflammation of their gums. However, you must always maintain the highest level of hygiene.
  3. Teething Biscuits: Teething biscuits are non-crumbling biscuits. Instead, they dissolve as they come into contact with your baby's gums, stimulating and comforting them.
  4. Gum Massage: Massage your baby's gums with your finger. The pressure may assist in relieving the baby's discomfort. You can also use a cooled spoon to soothe your baby's irritated gums.
  5. Cold Food: Cold plain yoghurt, pureed vegetables and fruits are all fantastic options because your kid does not have to chew them, which can provide them with the necessary nourishment while also reducing gum irritation.

Nonetheless, consult your paediatrician if your child exhibits symptoms such as inconsolable crying, runny nose, fever, or diarrhoea.

How To Take Care Of Your Baby's Teeth 

When your baby's teeth begin to erupt, wipe their gums and teeth with a clean cloth frequently. This is necessary to prevent cavities. Once their teeth are fully developed, you can introduce a toothbrush and toothpaste to prevent them from cavities and plaque.

It is recommended to consult a dentist if you are a first-time parent, to learn brushing techniques and which type of toothpaste might be ideal for your little one.

Final Note

If you find yourself amid your baby's teething crisis, try these simple tips to comfort your baby's gums. Be a confident parent simply by being proactive and informed about best practices to adopt for your kid’s oral health.

While the deciduous/milk teeth set is no different than the permanent set, consulting a dentist for cues as per the kid’s milestones is absolutely necessary.

 

Book an Appointment with a Paediatrician

 

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Dhanunjay Reddy

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