Teething is a quite special stage in a child’s development. This period marks the “growth” of young bodies to gradually adapt to the living environment.
Parents should pay attention to changes in the health of children during teething to have better ways to take care of children, especially eating and sleeping to ensure optimal growth and development of children. young.
Mold teething stage children
Babies from 6 months of age have begun to develop teething. The first one is the middle incisors, lower jaw. The baby’s teething period begins between 5 months and 8 months of age. There are no specific standards for the baby’s teething time, some children grow early at 3-4 months of age; some children have teething at 6 to 7 months of age, and some children maybe later.
It is perfectly normal to teething quickly or slowly for a few months. Even, there are babies born with 1 or 2 teeth and then called “newborn teeth”. The first age limit for teething is from birth to 1 year. The first tooth grows on average 6-8 months old. The lower two incisors will first grow; after that, the other teeth will erupt.
The second molars of the upper jaw will be the last teeth to grow. Teeth usually grow in pairs, specifically, the lower canine teeth on the right and left will grow at the same time. Lower teeth usually grow earlier than the corresponding teeth in the upper jaw.
Children’s milk teeth set includes 20 teeth, 10 in the upper jaw, and 10 in the lower jaw.
Signs and signs suggest a child is teething
When teething, children often have some “disorder” in the body, children may be tired, fussy, or “nagging”, less sleep, easily agitated when teething, such as irritability in who should be pampered parents.
Some children have a lot of drooling and often nibbling on something in their mouths are also common manifestations. When putting energy for teething, the body’s protection is weak so children are susceptible to diseases, digestive disorders. At this time or earlier, children often have a mild fever and sometimes accompanied by loose stools, often called “teething”.
Before teeth erupt, the gums may be swollen, inflamed, sometimes ulcerated. Red, swollen gums make children feel itchy, uncomfortable at the place where teeth erupt, children often put fingers, toys, or anything in their hands to bite, these symptoms usually occur first. when teeth erupted 3-5 days. Also, for the teeth to grow, the gums have to crack, causing pain for the child and possibly an infection of the oral area. These symptoms make babies cry more often and eat poorly, even they may lose weight.
Young parents need to keep a calm attitude and take children to the dentist specialist in pediatric hospitals to be treated, help reduce the symptoms that cause discomfort for children when teething. These signs usually appear and then resolve on their own within 3 to 7 days. All these manifestations are just normal physiological processes in children.
The necessary care when children teething
It is possible to soothe the discomfort temporarily by giving a small, soft object to bite the child (such as teething rings, rubber pacifiers). If the child feels that severe pain makes it difficult for him to eat and function, parents should take him/her to see a dentist, dentist, dentist for better treatment.
If during teething, a child with a fever of 38.5 degrees Celsius or higher and severe pain, paracetamol can be used to reduce fever and reduce pain, dosage 10-15 mg/kg of body weight, every 4-6 hours for one drink. Do not let children have a fever too high. If your child has a milder fever, there is no need to take fever-reducing medicine, just warm the child and give more water.
Teething children often drool a lot, often bite their hands into their mouths or use their tongue to lick the gums forward. Attention should be paid to good oral hygiene for children. Regularly wipe saliva flowing around a child’s mouth with a soft, clean cloth, and clean gums after feeding or eating. Use a soft gauze or soft cloth dipped in clean water to gently wipe around your finger. Children should drink water after sucking or after feeding children.
Pay attention to children to drink plenty of water. This is especially important because excessive diarrhea makes it easier for children to become dehydrated. Children should be given liquid, soft foods to help them eat and drink better, too hot or too cold foods are not conducive to the development of children’s teeth. Besides, children need calcium in the composition of daily meals.