Growing of teeth in infants
Teeth are very much important to a human just like any other part or organ of body. As we all are aware that a child born without teeth. When the teeth of a baby starts coming out the parents become very exited about this. But during this period the child remains very unhappy and feels very uncomfortable. The children during teething also go through a lot of pain.
As the process of teething begins, normally the bottom front teeth appear first. During the process of teething you will be able to observe that there is a soft bump under the gum of baby. The children who go through the process of teething may not feel that hungry and you can notice a certain fall in their appetite. You may also notice that the baby is trying to pull their ears and also become fussy.
At what age the teething begins?
Generally the process of teething starts when the kid is about four months of age.
How to help a baby during teething?
Parents have to understand the pain a child goes through during teething. They have to provide the child with some sort of comforting aids or toys. To help the child in getting some comfort, you can provide him/her with a teething ring. You can keep the
teething ring in freeze for cooling and give to the child so that the child can relive some pain caused by cutting teeth. Give something for chewing to the child so that the break down of gum could happen, which will help the teeth to come out of gum. Chewing of wet, chilled wash clothes is very much liked by the babies. Children also feel comfortable when their gums are rubbed with the finger pad.
If you feel that the child is having more pain, you can give the child a little of children pain reliever so that the child may some comfort. If the child is in extreme pain during teething period, apply a small quantity of some kind of numbing medicine on the effected gum area. Be very careful while applying this medicine. Do not apply on the whole gums or excessively, because this numbing medicine may cause paralyzing of the entire mouth or may result in swallowing difficulties.
Baby gum care
Like any other part of the body gums are also required to be cleaned. This is the prime duty of every parent to keep the baby’s gums clean and healthy. You be in habit of cleaning the gums of baby even before the appearance of teeth. For cleaning of gums you can use a warm cloth. Cultivate the habit of cleaning baby’s gums after every feeding and before the child go for sleeping. As baby have some teeth, brush them with a small and soft toothbrush. For cleaning the gums use a soft brush. You should be aware that the cleaning and health of primary teeth (baby teeth) is as important as the maintenance of permanent teeth. As a matter of fact the primary teeth make place for permanent teeth to grow and also help in the development and strengthening of jawbone.
Parents and caretakers always try to give the very best to their children but parents and caretakers should be aware of the fact that the teething can never cause illness or any other disease. In case your child has fever, rash or signs of any other disease, you should not take it lightly and also does not assume that this all is due to teething. In case of any illness or signs of disease you should take your child to a pediatrician.