WONDERFUL! YOUR BABY IS TEETHING, A LANDMARK SHOWING HEALTHY GROWTH.
Teething is a collective term given to signs and symptoms occurring when a new tooth emerges in the oral cavity cutting through the gums. Generally it’s used for problems occurring when teeth start to erupt in infants.
The age range for the milk teeth to erupt is from 6 months to 3 years. But it can even start at 2-3 months of age and sometimes, the baby may even be born with 1 or 2 teeth in mouth. And by the age of 3 yrs, the baby would be having the complete set of milk or primary teeth.
The eruption sequence of milk teeth is as follows:
The baby can become highly irritable, cranky and fussy. Baby may even stop eating and drinking. We can see red and swollen gums, saliva drooling, red rash on chin or cheeks because of dribbling saliva, restlessness, sleeplessness and mild fever in some cases can occur in the range of 100–101 °F (37.8–38.3 °C). And some lucky babies may even go symptom less.
It becomes a little tough time for both the baby and the parents. The parents need to have a lot of patience in order to deal with this situation and provide comfort to the baby.
At this time babies have the tendency to put anything in their mouth and chew like their finger, your finger or just any object. So care should be taken that anything that is small and can chock the baby should be always kept out of reach of the babies like coins, small plastic objects, wire or any such dangerous things.
Although it’s a normal condition and consultation is not required but you should always consult if the symptoms or fever is aggravating.
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